Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Courtesy of the History Channel, I found out today that the Minoan civilization that corresponds most directly to Plato's description of Atlantis was so far ahead of their time (as far as technology is concerned) that they had toilets on the third floor of their homes; this was during a time that most civilizations didn't actually know how to build third floors. Unfortunately, they built their cities in a massive caldera of a huge volcano, and when it erupted, it destroyed the whole fucking thing, including these amazing toilets.

Talk about irony.

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