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Zilverfang

Wayback Machiner
Ylläpitäjä
Ad Infinitum
Viestit
7086

Maine:

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Onkos tullut testailtua ūü§Ē ?

On tullu testattua. Tarpeeksi kauan kun tuijottaa peilikuvaa silmiä räpäyttämättä, niin alkaa naama vääristyä saaden sellaisia demonisia piirteitä. Ehkä tämä meidän aistima maailma onkin harhaa ja todellisuus on jotain muuta, mikä sieltä peilistä yrittää näyttäytyä. :devilish:
 

biblo

NES-Retro Guru
Insider
Viestit
14452

Maine:


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Pioneeri

NES-Retro Journeyman
Insider
Viestit
2357

Maine:

Ever wonder why most staircases in medieval castles were built to be extremely narrow and spiraling in a clockwise direction?

Since medieval castles were built mainly as fortifications, staircases were designed to make it extremely difficult for enemy combatants to fight their way up.

Since most soldiers were right-handed, they would need to round each curve of the inner wall before attempting to strike, inevitably exposing themselves in the process. The clockwise spiral staircase also allowed the defenders to use the inner wall as a partial shield and easily allow them to swing their weapon without being hindered by the curvature of the outer wall.

The stairs were also intentionally poorly lit and built to be uneven, making it even more difficult for the attackers to gain any sort of balance or momentum during their fight up to capture the castle.

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