Sunday, 2 October 2016

How Gravel Is Made


That gravel on your driveway - have you ever wondered where it comes from?

Across the world, lowly paid mothers spend up to 190 hours a week breaking boulders into smaller and smaller parts. Then, the best, most attractive, pebbles are selected and shipped to a acility in Guadeloupe, where the inputs from 45 different locations are mixed according to a dealers requirements. Bagged, and labelled, the fresh gravel is then shipped to you.

Phew.

Bonus - The forgotten tragedy on 22-Nov-1963. The Staten Island Ferry disaster.

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