One of the reasons the Great Wall of China still stands after so many years, is due to a secret binding agent in the mortar: sticky rice. Around the year 500 A.D., the Chinese started mixing sticky rice soup with slaked lime to make very strong and weather resistant mortar. – Tiny Fox Lab Facts
Sticky Rice Porridge and the Great Wall of China
Sticky rice played a major role in maintaining the durability of the Great Wall as well as tombs, pagodas, and city walls.
Jesse, posted on 09/24/2019, 3,672 views