A couple of years ago, my friend and I came across a post about a man who had made crocs for his children.
We wondered what the fuss was about.
The Crocodile Hunter in his early 90s was one of the last living people to make crocs, and he’d never done them before.
So we set out to find him.
When we finally got there, he was already dead, his body strewn across the ground in the middle of a field.
It was a scene of total carnage: a butcher’s knife, a butcher knife, blood everywhere, and a dead man.
And that’s when we realized the guy had done it.
The man who made them.
“I had to take a break,” he told me.
“That’s the thing, I had to do that because I had an epiphany.”
Crocs are made of a very hard material, calcium carbonate, a mix of calcite and carbonate.
The carbonate is usually mixed into the calcite in the process, but there’s a tradeoff.
In the old days, it was used to make concrete, but in modern times it’s used for building and road building.
The old-fashioned method is to use a hammer to hammer the calcitic rock into the rock, which is then crushed by a hammer, and then the cement is poured into the crushed rock, where it hardens and solidifies.
The concrete is then poured over the crushed material, and the resulting hard, tough stone is called a cristobalite.
The process is quite labor-intensive, and requires huge amounts of energy, so it was only done in remote areas and where the soil is very acidic.
But today, when the conditions are just right, the carbonate rock is melted and ground into a powder, and there’s very little energy required to do it.
Crocs have a high melting point, which means that they can be ground into very fine cristalite, which gives them a very fine texture.
That texture is what makes them tough and durable, and it’s why the Crocs were so prized as tools and food.
“There’s an old saying that goes something like this,” he said.
“A croc is the oldest known stone tool, dating back to the Paleolithic period, and that’s why it’s so prized.
I think that’s the reason it’s been used for a long time, but it was also very useful in the past, when people could dig pits and build houses out of it.”
When we talked, he pointed to a spot on the ground where he had a couple of dozen cristals on a stone slab.
“When you go into the pit, you see that they’re all cut down, and they’re cut up,” he explained.
“You can see the hole, and you can see where the calcites are.”
“They’re cut out with a hammer and saw.”
A few minutes later, I saw that the spot had already been excavated and the calciting had been done.
He said it was a fairly large, rectangular stone pit, about 15 feet wide by 20 feet long, which he was excavating from.
“It’s a very primitive pit,” he continued.
“This is the same pit that I was using to make the cristallites for my children.
You have to cut it down, put the cement in, then you’re done.”
The stone slab is covered with what looks like cement, which has turned out to be clay.
The calcite is still there.
I asked him how it got there.
“Well, I guess it was just left by the elements,” he answered.
“In the morning, you just put the crists in the water, and water flows in.
Then in the afternoon, you put it in the oven.
It’s just that, well, that was the way it was.
So you can imagine, that’s how it came into being.”
Croc shells are the oldest living fossils in the world.
They’re around 20 million years old, and although they are incredibly tough, they were first found in China around 25,000 years ago.
The shells are made up of a tough calcium carbonatite, the same mineral found in the crismals.
The shell, like the crisms, has a hard shell, which makes it hard to break.
The most famous fossil cristalls in the United States are the one we’ve been talking about here, the one found in South Carolina, where a few dozen were found.
“The shell is just that hard, that hard,” he replied.
“But you can get it out, you can break it, and we’ve done that a few times.”
But even that’s not what makes these shells so tough.
The hardest shells on Earth are made out of carbonate of the mineral limestone, and this was the case when they