Huffpost Green

Sticky Rice Is Ancient Secret To Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

Posted: Updated:

Sticky rice, which has been a staple of the Chinese diet for centuries, also played a huge role in the construction of their ultra-durable cities and walls. The glutinous side dish has been used since the Ming Dynasty to create a super-strong mortar that has helped keep ancient buildings intact and resisted earthquakes.

Read the whole story at Inhabitat.com

Around the Web

Sticky Rice a Key Ingredient in Ancient Chinese Mortar

: Sticky rice behind the strength and longevity of Great Wall of China

From Our Partners