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GuitarFreak027 Lynda73 roger_ ...and 12 more 3690 The worn marble steps that lead to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa (i.imgur .com) submitted 12 hours ago by crimsonnate 974 comments share top 200 commentsshow 500 sorted by: best [ ]KingNosmo 2867 points 8 hours ago "Old Main" at my college had marble steps that were starting to get quite worn. Replacing them was looking to be very expensive. Until someone had the idea of p ulling out the existing steps and simply turning them upside down. Brilliant! They tore up the steps aaaand... They were already worn on the bottom. Somebody else had already had that same brilliant idea 50 years ago. permalink [ ]skoalsteeze 581 points 7 hours ago I've always wondered how many years it took until they decided that Main was old enough to give it the name Old Main. Or even if someone was ballsy enough to co nstruct a new building and give it the name Old Main permalink parent [ ]missyo02 243 points 7 hours ago Is it possible that they constructed a new main building but ended up calling it something else? permalink parent [ ]DoctorDeath 72 points 7 hours ago That would be the Main Main building. permalink parent load more comments (5 replies)

[ ]Spalunking01 90 points 7 hours ago Get outta here with your logic! permalink parent [ ]MackLuster77 37 points 7 hours ago You know, you can't just say that for anything. permalink parent [ ]ProfessionalMartian 19 points 7 hours ago [obligatory repeat] permalink parent load more comments (7 replies) load more comments (7 replies) [ ]courtoftheair 8 points 7 hours ago A new one was probably built somewhere. permalink parent load more comments (2 replies) load more comments (13 replies) [ ]ratbastid 60 points 7 hours ago St. Olaf? permalink parent [ ]jwestbury 33 points 6 hours ago Golden Girls reference on reddit? Ballsy move, ratbastid. Ballsy move. permalink parent [ ]asphinctersayswhat 16 points 6 hours ago Well, to be fair, St. Olaf does have a building frequently called "Old Main". permalink parent [ ]flattop100 24 points 6 hours ago

There's actually a college in Minnesota called St.Olaf. permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) [ ]MessiNeverDives 22 points 6 hours ago Ballsy move. Oh you!!! You're spicy like Blanche permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]MyDark_Passenger 6 points 6 hours ago Rose is that you? permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) [ ]ThePenguin86 133 points 7 hours ago Ive had the brilliant idea of turning them upside down and inside out. permalink parent [ ]rhs856 247 points 7 hours ago Listen, these are steps we're talking about, not your underwear. permalink parent [ ]SpecialOops 44 points 7 hours ago Underwear?! please tell me more about this underwear. permalink parent [ ]you_should_try 39 points 7 hours ago It's what you're eating under there. permalink parent [ ]slingmustard 8 points 6 hours ago Under where? permalink

parent [ ]_Valisk 11 points 6 hours ago I just made you say underwear. permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (3 replies) load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (8 replies) [ ]InAFakeBritishAccent 17 points 7 hours ago the topologists said it'll be 2, maybe 3 weeks before we can get the extra dimen sion ordered for it. permalink parent load more comments (9 replies) [ ]Grande_Yarbles 29 points 7 hours ago Looks like there are a lot of Old Mains out there. permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) [ ]Ridogg 22 points 7 hours ago They look like stone booster seats for babies. permalink parent [ ]PastorOfMuppets94 19 points 7 hours ago Hollywood upstairs medical school? permalink parent load more comments (2 replies) [ ]KerialSiller 28 points 7 hours ago Just turn them 90 degrees. Boom! Now you've got 100 more years! permalink parent

[ ]Kaiuk 12 points 7 hours ago They probably aren't square permalink parent [ ]TJBrady182 21 points 5 hours ago Well then TALLER STAIRS! permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (17 replies) [ ]vorbeon 63 points 7 hours ago ITT Technical Institute? permalink parent [ ]music99 40 points 7 hours ago Everest College? permalink parent [ ]DJAshian 26 points 6 hours ago I'm down with Everest nigga, EVEREST NIGGA, EVEREST NIGGUH!! permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) [ ]mediapl0y 11 points 7 hours ago Call Today! permalink parent [ ]sono21 8 points 7 hours ago Earn a degree in 1.5 years!! permalink parent load more comments (1 reply)

load more comments (3 replies) [ ]MakersOnTheRocks 28 points 7 hours ago Penn State? That sounds like some Lion Ambassador trivia. permalink parent load more comments (6 replies) [ ]Breezeofair 28 points 7 hours ago Western Washington University? permalink parent [ ]81toog 13 points 7 hours ago Go Vikes! permalink parent load more comments (11 replies) [ ]Strideo 15 points 6 hours ago The School of Hairstyling in Chubbuck Idaho? permalink parent [ ]throwawayaqqqwert 22 points 7 hours ago WSU? permalink parent [ ]-DonnieDarko- 18 points 7 hours ago Wayne State? permalink parent [ ]throwawayaqqqwert 11 points 6 hours ago The one the only. Reporting in from towers hall. permalink parent [ ]jollex5 15 points 6 hours ago There goes the throwaway permalink

parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (2 replies) load more comments (2 replies) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]Wabbstarful 42 points 7 hours ago Why not turn them around? Wouldnt there be four edges that can be worn first? permalink parent [ ]click_clack_enhance 21 points 7 hours ago Educated guessing tells me you need flatness on the stacking side...please confi rm. permalink parent [ ]hybridsole 27 points 7 hours ago Expert marble stacker here. You are confirmed. permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) [ ]ZhJ94x 38 points 7 hours ago 1) Faces, not edges 2) It looks like the width of each block is not the same as its height, so that wouldn't work. permalink parent [ ]you_should_try 81 points 7 hours ago I don't think you understand his plan. imagining the block as a shoebox, the fir st position is rightside up with the box opening toward you, the second is right side up with the box away from you. same dimensions. then you put your thing dow n, flip it and reverse it for the next two options. permalink parent [ ]MrZepher67 130 points 6 hours ago Nice try Missy Elliot. permalink parent

load more comments (7 replies) load more comments (18 replies) load more comments (4 replies) load more comments (9 replies) [ ]BachStrad700 20 points 7 hours ago PSU? permalink parent [ ]MDef255 59 points 7 hours ago RM850, thanks for asking! Just got it at Microcenter! :D permalink parent [ ]D3boy510 7 points 7 hours ago Why 850? are you running 3 GPUs? you don't need that much power. permalink parent [ ]MDef255 24 points 6 hours ago I also don't need the second 780, SSDs, and god knows what else I'll be throwing into this beast. But I'm going to do it. Welcome to PC gaming! Where the FPS is more than my monitor can display and the money doesn't matter! permalink parent [ ]urethritis 11 points 5 hours ago This man knows what's what permalink parent load more comments (2 replies) load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (2 replies) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]SkepticIndian 5 points 7 hours ago Drake University (Des Moines, IA) has one. Well, maybe not marble steps, but an "Old Main" nonetheless. permalink

parent load more comments (68 replies) [ ]vietcongaline 552 points 9 hours ago You can really feel the way the tower is tilted as you're climbing, and you auto matically walk on the far left of the steps and then to the far right as you go up with the tilt. It was funny to see the wear in the steps follow this pattern, knowing everyone walked the exact same way to compensate for the tilt. permalink [ ]JerBearZhou 83 points 7 hours ago Maybe the latter only followed the trail left by those before them. permalink parent [ ]drakeg4 211 points 7 hours ago For a trail to be left, there had to be a consistent walk pattern. permalink parent [ ]thorismybitch 24 points 7 hours ago so it was the first 10,000 or so footsteps. those assholes. permalink parent [ ]arksien 65 points 5 hours ago The ground breaking for the tower was 1173AD, and the completion date was 1372AD . They might well have blown out of some of those steps in the ONE HUNDRED AND N INETY-NINE FUCKING YEARS it took them to build this thing. Man, I'm so glad it doesn't take us 199 years to build buildings anymore. That u sed to be commonplace. Now it only takes that amount of time to finish road work on the interstate. permalink parent [ ]i_woulddothat 25 points 5 hours ago To be fair, anything buildings we erect today probably won't be around 700 years from now. permalink parent [ ]flashingcurser 45 points 4 hours ago Also to be fair, neither are 99.999% of the ones they built. permalink

parent load more comments (5 replies) [ ]SgtSausage 6 points 5 hours ago And it lasts approximately 6 years. The interstate work, that is ... And then they start over. permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]UnauthorizedAccount 52 points 7 hours ago Still, enough must have walked in the exact same fashion to create the trail in the first place. permalink parent [ ]ChrisWGraphics 83 points 7 hours ago No, it was just one guy and he really liked that tower. permalink parent [ ]ottawapainters 36 points 6 hours ago what a Pisa shit that guy must have been. permalink parent [ ]The_Wise_Scorpion 7 points 6 hours ago slow clap permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (5 replies) [ ]Fawful 5 points 7 hours ago Definitely. I remember climbing it several years back, it's REALLY weird how it throws off your balance. Those steps were also very slick, even when dry. Despit e all the footsteps, they remained that way instead of grounded. permalink parent [ ]abngeek 3 points 6 hours ago

That and its natural to brace yourself on the downward tilting wall wherever you are. There is so much disgusting gunk built up on the walls from people touchin g them so much. Gross. Also I got seasick from the constantly changing tilt while going around in circl es lol. permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) [ ]Folderpirate 356 points 9 hours ago It looks like people have been ass-sliding down the stairs for centuries. permalink [ ]strawkastle 134 points 7 hours ago If you listen closely you can still here the thwack thwack thwack of a million a ncient ass cheeks slamming against the marble. permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) load more comments (4 replies) [ ]SlightlyStable 639 points 11 hours ago Marble is actually quite soft. That's why we have granite counter-tops but not s o much with the marble or limestone. At least not in slab form. permalink [ ]DancW 570 points 10 hours ago The main reason you don't have marble or limestone counter-tops is because they are too porous. If you spill something on marble it will stain very easily. permalink parent [ ]ryebrye 327 points 8 hours ago That and vinegar dissolves marble permalink parent [ ]sweetanddandy 508 points 7 hours ago And paper beats rock. Somehow. permalink parent

[ ]zapper0113 119 points 7 hours ago You know what they say, the best way to defeat an enemy is by making him or her your friend. Paper does this by hugging rock. permalink parent [ ]NewtEmpire 60 points 7 hours ago Scissors must be a nasty motherfucker then cutting paper up like that. permalink parent [ ]zapper0113 83 points 7 hours ago Which is why rock beats him to death. permalink parent [ ]Rock2MyBeat 24 points 6 hours ago So paper is just a little pussy dude trying to get away from his bully, scissors . But as this goes on Dwayne Johnson gets pissed as scissors and smashes him? Th is should be a movie. It'd be better than Tooth Fairy. permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) [ ]mister11th 48 points 7 hours ago ...with a rock permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]HowTheyGetcha[??] 22 points 7 hours ago Rock... can't breath. You're... hurting rock... permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]djbeeker 12 points 7 hours ago Little-known Rock Paper Scissors fact: the paper is soaked in vinegar. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply)

[ ]OmNamahShivaya 10 points 7 hours ago the paper doesn't allow the pores in the marble to breath, thus suffocating the rock. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (6 replies) load more comments (17 replies) [ ]23x3 29 points 8 hours ago That and for bacterial purposes permalink parent load more comments (54 replies) [ ]Telepathic_Taco 48 points 7 hours ago return the slaaaabbbbb permalink parent [ ]Kiddgamer 20 points 7 hours ago Oh fuck you dude that episode gave me nightmares permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) [ ]photoknut 21 points 7 hours ago Then why do we use it for floors? Something so soft doesn't seems like a good ch oice for a material used in a floor. permalink parent [ ]SlightlyStable 69 points 7 hours ago Because it's attractive, expensive, and decadent. permalink parent [ ]KallistiEngel 46 points 7 hours ago It really depends where you are. In the US, marble is expensive. In Greece, it's used for a lot of things because it's cheap and readily available. My grandmother's countertops in Athens were all marble.

permalink parent [ ]tippytoez 76 points 7 hours ago I had a high school history teacher who went to school in Italy. He told us that he had a marble bookcase but he couldn't afford a wood one. That's always stuck with me. permalink parent [ ]Notmyrealname 17 points 5 hours ago He couldn't afford to move the marble bookcase. permalink parent [ ]ForgettableUsername 17 points 7 hours ago Your grandmother could be rich, though. We don't know. Or she could live in a ma usoleum. Again, we have no way of knowing. permalink parent [ ]Kattzalos 15 points 7 hours ago In my previous apartment I had marble countertops and I'm not rich source: I am me permalink parent [ ]ForgettableUsername 12 points 7 hours ago Are you sure? permalink parent [ ]Kattzalos 4 points 7 hours ago I hope not, being rich would be sweet permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]KallistiEngel 6 points 7 hours ago She isn't rich. Her place is rather small. Marble definitely is cheap where it's readily available. Most of the cost for ma

rble in, say, the US comes from the costs of transporting it from places where i t's readily available. permalink parent [ ]Notmyrealname 4 points 5 hours ago It's not so hard. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]C4SUAL 11 points 6 hours ago Also we don't even know he has a grandma. permalink parent [ ]ForgettableUsername 4 points 6 hours ago He must have at least one or his mother never would have been born. permalink parent [ ]C4SUAL 7 points 6 hours ago Again, we have no way of knowing. permalink parent [ ]SandraJo 4 points 7 hours ago Lived in Turkey for awhile as a kid. Marble floors everywhere. And permenantly d irty feet if you like to be barefoot in your house. permalink parent load more comments (2 replies) [ ]carpespasm 9 points 7 hours ago Because it's easily worked compared to most stone, and if there won't be a huge traffic over it in the exact same pattern (like feet up narrow stairs) it's suff icient to last a long long time. It's also usually a light and homogenous color (important in times preceding electric light), and if it's indoors it's not goin g to melt over time from the slight acidity of rain. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (3 replies)

[ ]LasigArpanet 15 points 7 hours ago Return the Slab permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]LiteralExtremist 38 points 10 hours ago So I could use marble as a pillow? permalink parent [ ]The_Bystander_Effect 126 points 10 hours ago Sure permalink parent [ ][deleted] 8 hours ago [deleted] [ ]fulfilledprophesy 12 points 7 hours ago It would probably end up as your gravestone permalink load more comments (1 reply) [ ]moorent 42 points 8 hours ago I saw goatse. Thanks, internet. permalink parent [ ]MaximusLeonis 31 points 8 hours ago You're welcome, The Elders of the Internet permalink parent [ ]MoreSteakLessFanta 41 points 7 hours ago hamster dance echoes as an old wind blows by permalink parent

[ ]Rearview_Mirror 8 points 6 hours ago THIS is zombocom. Welcome to zombocom. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (2 replies) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]lordeddardstark 15 points 7 hours ago Makes for interesting pillow fights permalink parent [ ]dekrant 4 points 6 hours ago "Haha funny gag, eh Frank? Frank?" permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]Aristo-Cat 4 points 7 hours ago The ancient Egyptians used slabs of stone as pillows, so I don't see why not. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]THANE_OF_ANN_ARBOR 6 points 7 hours ago Add to that the fact that acids dissolve CaCO3, so the marble will also be subje cted to quite a bit of chemical weathering if it's in a place where it's rainy. permalink parent load more comments (17 replies) [ ]originalname32 51 points 7 hours ago Thank you for this picture. Normally when I see pictures of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, I only see one thing. .. the leaning. It's cool to see some other aspect of this famous landmark. permalink [ ]rustymoo 511 points 9 hours ago

I once went to the tower when I was twelve, I was stupid and wore flip flops. Go ing down the stairs I slipped down.. went a couple rounds or two and stopped whe n my feet were hanging out a window. Thought I'd die falling out of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. That would've been cool permalink [ ]morsecoderain 783 points 8 hours ago Rest in Pisa. permalink parent [ ]megustadotjpg 65 points 7 hours ago Stairway to heaven playing in the background permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) [ ]Co-creator 113 points 7 hours ago Sounds like a pissed of Italian telling you to Rest in Piss permalink parent [ ]Untoward_Lettuce 18 points 7 hours ago Tonight's special is pissed of Italian over risotto... permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) [ ]32Dog 39 points 7 hours ago Meesa say yousa rest in Pisa permalink parent [ ]Fiskie_Rexie 24 points 7 hours ago shut up. Nobody asked for you. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]colicab 26 points 7 hours ago RIP in Pisa permalink

parent [ ]KallistiEngel 8 points 7 hours ago Sounds like the name of a quirky mob movie or something. permalink parent load more comments (7 replies) [ ]ratbastid 79 points 7 hours ago I went to the tower when I was 15 or so. What you can't see from this picture is that there's one staircase spiraling up the tower. There's no "up" and "down" stairs--people going up and down have to s ingle-file past each other on this one narrow staircase. About halfway I up I fucking mashed this woman's foot on the stairs. I swear to god I felt her foot crunch under mine. She screamed, "Ai!", and I said one of my only Italian words: "Scusi!" And then she was gone down the stairs and I was gone up them. permalink parent [ ]tsr6 76 points 7 hours ago "Eeehhh Scuuuuzzziiiii" permalink parent [ ]kHusKee 40 points 7 hours ago Babadaboopty? permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]Randy_Giles 4 points 6 hours ago This isn't where I parked my car... permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) load more comments (4 replies) [ ]moskoismycat 13 points 7 hours ago At the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, I slipped walking down some marble stairs. Fr ench people laughed at me.

Truly a low moment in my life. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]not_stoned 22 points 7 hours ago My palms got sweaty just reading this. That sounds terrifying. permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) load more comments (4 replies) [ ]jelly_on_a_plate 203 points 7 hours ago That's much more interesting than this permalink [ ]underdawg 211 points 7 hours ago Look at those khaki overall shorts that lady is wearing. She is 100% a mom. permalink parent [ ]exfat 62 points 6 hours ago Re-opened the picture to check. So worth it. permalink parent [ ]ChaosMotor 75 points 6 hours ago That old guy is half-assing it so much I think it may only be a quarter-ass. permalink parent [ ]Psirix 4 points 5 hours ago Speaking of ass... That girl in purple? Her ass is eating her pants. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (3 replies) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]ductyl 16 points 5 hours ago

This shot is so much better than all the shots those people are posing for. I lo ve it. permalink parent [ ]Theorex 82 points 7 hours ago White people love yoga. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]Nate67 5 points 5 hours ago Somebody ought to take a shot with a camera tilted to the angle of the tower and pretend to be holding the building beside it up. permalink parent load more comments (6 replies) [ ]Sabersong 154 points 9 hours ago I went up to tower and those steps are really slippery. Plus, what you don't rea lise is that there's an OPEN AIR bit right before the top, with slippery sloping marble there too and the tiniest, weakest-looking fence to stop you from plumme ting to your death. I thought my heart was going to jump out of my mouth, it was that terrifying. permalink [ ]Transient77 103 points 7 hours ago Like this? It does look like enough to keep an adult from plummeting to their de ath, but I bet a little kid could slip through there no problem. permalink parent [ ]spaceman_spiffy 45 points 6 hours ago* Read the comment by /u/rustymoo above, I bet this is the window he almost slid o ut of as a child. Edit: sub =\= user permalink parent [ ]StevenFa 7 points 4 hours ago When you put /r/[name] you are linking to a subreddit. Put /u/[name] to link to a user. permalink parent

[ ]Yeckarb 5 points 4 hours ago And so, /r/rustymoo was born. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]PM_ME_NOTHING 4 points 6 hours ago Fear of heights can be a powerful thing, convincing you that those bars are not enough to keep you from falling if you so much as stand near the edge. The worst part is that the leaning makes it so that you can see "over the edge" from most positions at the top looking towards the leaning direction. permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) [ ]brittayoureab 14 points 7 hours ago That flimsy fence still haunts my dreams! Terrifying is right! permalink parent [ ]VelvetHorse 4 points 7 hours ago Yeah fuck that! permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) [ ]dummystupid 79 points 10 hours ago I'm just glad there isn't a hundred tourists inside pretending to hold the stair s up. permalink [ ]3RDnKING 313 points 7 hours ago Those stairs are... ( _ ) ( _ )>?-? (?_?) ...a Pisa shit.

permalink load more comments (5 replies) [ ]RestoreSanityFear 43 points 11 hours ago I wonder if this has happened to any other famous landmarks. permalink [ ]tuckidge[??] 48 points 8 hours ago Most of the marble steps at the smithsonian's in DC are starting to show this. N ot this bad but you can see and feel it permalink parent [ ]iownthepackers 37 points 7 hours ago The Capitol building is like that too, if we're doing a worn-step tour of DC. permalink parent [ ]halifaxfudgebadger 6 points 7 hours ago The amount of times I have almost died on those steps.. I don't even go there th at often but every time is a near death experience. permalink parent [ ]Untoward_Lettuce 15 points 7 hours ago At least you'd be in the company of nearly every good piece of legislation ever written. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]Atheist101 32 points 10 hours ago Yup, if you go to the Hagia Sophia, many of its steps and floors are like this. permalink parent [ ]dopplerdog 35 points 8 hours ago Yup, if you go to the Hagia Sophia, many of its steps and floors are like th is. There is so much sagging in the upper floors at that place it made me worry abou t the structural integrity and how safe it was. But I then figured it's lasted a round 1500 years and it's not likely to collapse on the day my family decides to visit it.

permalink parent [ ]goh13 53 points 8 hours ago The guy who dies there will say the same thing as you did........ permalink parent [ ]Kuxir 8 points 7 hours ago the guy who says "I probably won't win the lottery" will win it too. Most everyt hing you do has a chance of you dying, it's just insignificant enough to ignore most of the time. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]sgarcia2217 52 points 10 hours ago Not very famous but at UGA we have The Arch. There's a tradition that you don't walk through the pillars until graduation or supposedly you won't graduate. You can see the slight indentations on either side of The Arch steps. permalink parent [ ]K242 96 points 9 hours ago There's a tradition where you don't walk through the pillars until graduatio n or you supposedly you won't graduate shit permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]Pandalism 44 points 7 hours ago Only uGA engineers would use 3 pillars to build an arch. permalink parent [ ]emarkd 18 points 7 hours ago Ah, a little clean, old-fashioned hate. Love it. permalink parent load more comments (2 replies)

[ ]flume 11 points 7 hours ago For the curious permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]SoManyNinjas 7 points 9 hours ago They have the same thing on the UNC Chapel Hill campus permalink parent [ ]itsjustkeyrock 8 points 8 hours ago Same thing at University of Kansas. When I went through the Campanile for law sc hool graduation i walked through and then had my Mom hand my son to me so he wou ldn't go through. He may want to got to school there someday. permalink parent [ ]panaz 7 points 7 hours ago We have a similar tradition at LaTech. We have a giant tile seal on our campus a nd it is said that if you walk on it you wont graduate. I laugh and walk on it a ll the time, and I graduate may! permalink parent [ ]uncatalyzed 11 points 7 hours ago or so you think.... permalink parent load more comments (8 replies) load more comments (10 replies) [ ]KegelFairy 13 points 9 hours ago I've been to the top of a few medieval/renaissance churches/bell towers and yes. It is scary and my shitty flip-flops slipped a lot. permalink parent load more comments (2 replies) [ ]RecoveringRedditor 24 points 7 hours ago There's a path through the grass on the side of the gas station where all the dr unks cut through down the road from me.

permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]ReptarRagin 12 points 8 hours ago The jail cell where Crazy Horse was held has a ring where he walked around his c ell. permalink parent [ ]supersouporsalad 10 points 8 hours ago Union Station in Chicago. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]brosenfeld 9 points 9 hours ago The chair Lincoln sits on in his memorial looks exactly like those steps. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]rjaspa 8 points 8 hours ago It doesn't need to be that old of a building to have this issue. The main stairc ase in Carrington Hall on Missouri State University's campus has a worn pattern and it was built in 1908. permalink parent [ ]Ravenq222 3 points 7 hours ago Its nowhere near this extreme though. permalink parent [ ]Prosopagnosiape 8 points 8 hours ago There's a lot of old stones in England. Even new buildings will often be sitting on the stones of the ones that were there hundreds of years ago. There's often big slabs and odd little steps that sag in the middle like this, even more so in city centres where people have been wearing them down on market days for the la st half a millennium, or church entrances. permalink parent [ ]haywire98 6 points 7 hours ago

The steps on one side of the Great Wall of China (closest to Beijing) have been worn down so far that they aren't really even steps anymore permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]1stGenRex 5 points 8 hours ago The steps up to the top of Notre-Dame (387 of them IIRC) were somewhat worn as w ell, when I walked up to the top. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]Deep__Thought 5 points 8 hours ago The Great Wall is like this. Doesnt help that the steps weren't of even height w hen it was built. permalink parent [ ]PeltonsDalmation 6 points 8 hours ago The National Building Museum in Washington DC has brick steps that are well worn . It was originally built as the Pension Bureau. The stairs were built to accommod ate soldiers who were both old and wounded. http://voilaeventstudio.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/dsc00196.jpg permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) [ ]thisgrantstomb 4 points 8 hours ago In St. Peter's basilica it is good luck to rub the foot of St Peter's statue. It has been rubbed so much that it's now smooth. permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) load more comments (21 replies) [ ]xgcfreaker 151 points 8 hours ago Looks like your mom sat down for a breather on every step. permalink [ ]spongewardk 20 points 7 hours ago

On her way downstairs. permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) [ ]asshole_commenting 15 points 9 hours ago yeah you see this in old parts of nyc all the time countless people have walked on the stairs and have smoothed em out permalink [ ]Lev_Astov 54 points 7 hours ago Whenever I see this in some old building I try to avoid stepping in the ruts. My OCD likes to play the long game and spread out the wear a bit. permalink [ ]howardhus 17 points 5 hours ago Your "OCD" permalink parent [ ]honuyeah 25 points 8 hours ago It's like my favorite book - "Butt prints in the stairs" permalink [ ]DontThrowItAllAway11 13 points 7 hours ago Butt prints in the stairs Apparently, that's not a thing. But this is a thing. Also, there's this lovely p oem. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]also_pm_ME_your_tits 12 points 8 hours ago I feel like I'd have a compulsion to sit on each one and see if it was a good fi t. permalink [ ]ICanHazBlowjob 69 points 8 hours ago TIL you can go inside the tower of pisa permalink

load more comments (7 replies) [ ]HVdrumr 75 points 8 hours ago Fixed. permalink [ ]NickGraves 10 points 7 hours ago The stabilization is really tricky to do, but it looks so worth it in the end. T hanks for sharing. permalink parent [ ]Tactineck 4 points 7 hours ago It's actually like this in the real tower, it's easier to go around one way beca use they're so much flatter. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]anonymike 6 points 7 hours ago I climbed this back in 1976 on a morning when it had been raining. The steps wer e wet, and there were no railings on one of the the downward facing doors. It wa s a bit terrifying. Thankfully no one else was climbing up nor down. I was cool being the only ones there that day. permalink [ ]Palmsiepoo 18 points 8 hours ago This is a great example of how statistics and probabilities work. Notice that bo th foot marks resemble a Gaussian or normal distribution. In other words, there are much more common places people place their feet and there are slightly less common places. Over time, the impact of foot marks will approach normality. Very interesting stuff. permalink [ ]NibblesTheChimp 8 points 6 hours ago I often think about this ascending old marble steps. But as they become as worn down as this, peoples feet would be naturally placed exactly in the most worn do wn areas. Most folks are right footed, that's for sure. I agree it is fascinatin g. permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) [ ]zdotaz 5 points 8 hours ago

I find this more interesting than anything else I would see by visiting the Lean ing Tower of Pisa. permalink [ ]pandamounium2 5 points 7 hours ago It looks like it should be part of the melting clocks painting. permalink [ ]Touchdown_Knicks 15 points 11 hours ago Limestone? permalink [ ]parker_dub 62 points 11 hours ago Don't take it for granite. permalink parent [ ]crimsonnate[S] 30 points 11 hours ago Well, now you're putting me between a rock and a hard place. permalink parent load more comments (9 replies) load more comments (4 replies) [ ]abillnt 10 points 8 hours ago The steps to the chapter house of Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England are like this: http://www.beenthere-donethat.org.uk/images.big/wells017big.jpg permalink [ ]propsandmayhem 11 points 7 hours ago You are currently forbidden to access the page that you have requested. permalink parent [ ]shazoocow 4 points 4 hours ago That's because the page appears to be a Geocities page from 1997 and time travel is impossible. permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) load more comments (246 replies)