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Boring Company Bricks Predicted In 1929
Elon Musk's Boring Company not only has cool third generation boring machines (see Prufrock The Newest Boring Machine) and great-looking underground stations (see First Boring Passenger Station In Las Vegas).
They also offer tough new building materials - bricks made from tunnel dirt!
This development was predicted in
The Onslaught from Venus by Frank Phillips, published in Science Wonder Stories way back in 1929:
Brick-making Heat machine from 'The Onslaught From Venus' by Frank Phillips)
"Here we see ... one of their heat machines is turning out molten lava made from rock and earth, and which later will be used to make building blocks for these invaders."
(Read more about the Boring Heat Machine)
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