Diamonds are not forever!

On my walk through the neighborhood this morning I saw this.

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Knowing that a diamond is the hardest known natural material on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness and named from the ancient Greek word αδάμας – meaning “unbreakable”, I asked the tall person why this one had shattered. He smiled and told me that it was a diamond shape, not a real diamond, and may have cracked during an earthquake.

Hmm. This would not have happened if the builder had used real diamonds. It just shows that it never pays to take shortcuts in construction.

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