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2012-10-26 08:44:58 AM  
Even Nathan Explosion thinks that's pretty brutal.
 
2012-10-26 09:13:19 AM  
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2012-10-26 09:57:06 AM  
Blood Bricks: Build Like the Blood God.
 
2012-10-26 10:07:50 AM  
Wouldn't that attract a lot of mosquitoes?
 
2012-10-26 10:08:01 AM  
B's?
 
2012-10-26 10:12:38 AM  
Uh...no. Just no. No no no.
 
2012-10-26 10:27:10 AM  
Well on the plus side, your house would end up being a giant faraday cage, so you wouldn't have to worry about any more of those pesky government brainrays.
 
2012-10-26 10:29:45 AM  
The CO2 brick link on the bottom looked interesting
 
2012-10-26 10:41:54 AM  
So he's basically come up with a goop of blood and sand which doesn't actually make brick when baked. But it's "waterproof". And supposedly making non-bricks could help keep desert nomads employed, except they'd have no use for bricks, being nomads. Brilliant!
 
2012-10-26 10:54:11 AM  
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/Hot like the blood of virgins
 
Xai
2012-10-26 11:00:30 AM  
You do of course realise that this mixture has been in use for centuries, heck most of the major buildings in London have oxblood and lime mortar.

I hate how people forget the past so quickly.
 
2012-10-26 11:05:28 AM  

Xai: You do of course realise that this mixture has been in use for centuries, heck most of the major buildings in London have oxblood and lime mortar.


Sounds like Mr. Innovator needed to read up on brickmaking history before he started making blood mud.
 
2012-10-26 11:05:38 AM  

theorellior: So he's basically come up with a goop of blood and sand which doesn't actually make brick when baked. But it's "waterproof". And supposedly making non-bricks could help keep desert nomads employed, except they'd have no use for bricks, being nomads. Brilliant!


The best part of the article, oh we can't actually make a brick out of it. But you know, it would be cool if we could and really useful.
 
2012-10-26 11:06:14 AM  
Sure, and fail to use the blood meal as a nutrient for the fields.

It's like there's a cycle everyone has been missing in the ecosystem. The trace mineral cycle is a very slow and often ignored factor, but intensive farming has to be stripping minerals out of the land. Normally you'd have minerals returned by decaying plants and animals but now we take them far from the fields. Most of the waste is then interred in landfill.

Blood meal is a very straightforward means of returning minerals to the field.
 
2012-10-26 11:24:36 AM  

js34603: The best part of the article, oh we can't actually make a brick out of it. But you know, it would be cool if we could and really useful.


Fortunately they had some handy-dandy sketches depicting simulated unemployed nomads making simulated blood-bricks and making fences out of them.
 
2012-10-26 11:54:09 AM  
www.dreadcentral.com
 
2012-10-26 12:58:21 PM  
On the plus side, the houses made from these will already be Angel-of-Death resistant.
 
2012-10-26 01:01:01 PM  

Xai: You do of course realise that this mixture has been in use for centuries, heck most of the major buildings in London have oxblood and lime mortar.

I hate how people forget the past so quickly.


I was thinking the same thing. Also I believe they make bricks from poop too.
 
2012-10-26 01:33:22 PM  
Cool idea, but you have to be careful to store them on the Left Hand of Darkness.
 
2012-10-26 04:21:00 PM  

groppet: Xai: You do of course realise that this mixture has been in use for centuries, heck most of the major buildings in London have oxblood and lime mortar.

I hate how people forget the past so quickly.

I was thinking the same thing. Also I believe they make bricks from poop too.


Only when they're very, very afraid.
 
2012-10-26 05:02:02 PM  

groppet: Xai: You do of course realise that this mixture has been in use for centuries, heck most of the major buildings in London have oxblood and lime mortar.

I hate how people forget the past so quickly.

I was thinking the same thing. Also I believe they make bricks from poop too.


Mix it with fine gravel, straw and whatnot and you can call it "cob."
 
2012-10-26 07:38:29 PM  

StrangeQ: Well on the plus side, your house would end up being a giant faraday cage, so you wouldn't have to worry about any more of those pesky government brainrays.


Use lamb's blood and it works as a Faraday cage against God, too.
 
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