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OfflineGrizzy
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"why do they put glitter in the sidewalks?"
    #3914260 - 03/14/05 01:34 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

A)  Somtimes the stuff that they use in the concrete consists of stone(obsedian-glass-crystal type)or recycled stuff which contains glass.
B)  Small pockets of wetness within the concrete dried and left little bubbles which act like mirrors to light.


Thought I'd post this since it was brought up in another post and it's one of those things that only myself, and this group, would appreciate.

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Re: "why do they put glitter in the sidewalks?" [Re: Grizzy]
    #3914678 - 03/14/05 03:19 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I thought those were just from my HPPD... LOL!


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Re: "why do they put glitter in the sidewalks?" [Re: Grizzy]
    #3914995 - 03/14/05 04:54 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I don't know it it's really glass, but there are small reflecting particles in it!
also this is the wrong forum read the forum guidelines again please :smirk:


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Re: "why do they put glitter in the sidewalks?" [Re: Grizzy]
    #3917117 - 03/14/05 06:20 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i dont know or care why they do it, all i know is its really trippy and i like it. :grin:


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Re: "why do they put glitter in the sidewalks?" [Re: Grizzy]
    #3917179 - 03/14/05 06:40 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

What a wonderful topic for the 'Pub'. Two answers come to mind, besides glass, {which, by the way is used in asphalt road construction....}  Quartz and/or Mica....both reflective and abundant on this piece of dirt we call home. :shrug:...MMmmmmmm..Shiney .... :wink:


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Re: "why do they put glitter in the sidewalks?" [Re: Grizzy]
    #3917231 - 03/14/05 06:48 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

could be micah or somthing shiny.


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OfflineGrizzy
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Re: "why do they put glitter in the sidewalks?" [Re: baraka]
    #3930130 - 03/17/05 01:17 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Stefan - I'm sorry for posting in the wrong section.  I was completely unaware of "the pub".  T'shall not happen again.
And let me assure you - GLASS is, in fact, in there.

I like "iloveraving"'s response - it sure is cool to trip off.

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