Dig enough holes around your property, and you’ll find some crazy shit.

Like the remains of a New Deal-era fence post, or the answer to why a section of your driveway seems to be pushing upward like a volcanic archipelago (bamboo roots as thick as ropes, planted and abandoned by a previous homeowner), or, in the case of a British friend of mine, clay artifacts from the age of the Roman Empire, not far from where soldiers once erected a garrison known as Hadrian’s Wall.

It’s human nature during these bits of discovery to dig faster and broader, to grab a sledgehammer from the garage and hack away until you’ve fully unearthed the thing, however ordinary it may be. Why?

Source: Does Working in Your Backyard Count as Exercise? – InsideHook