The word marble comes from the Greek word marmaros which means shining stone.
Marble Vanity Top
The main reason for the popularity of the marble countertop is because of it's beauty. Countertops of the entire kitchen made of marble are not too common, because of it's high price tag. It's most popular as a bathroom vanity top because it is waterproof.
If a marble countertop is cared for properly, it could easily last for a hundred years in the same condition in which it was first fabricated.
The Taj Mahal, which was built in the mid 1600’s is made of marble.
The Greek statue of Venus de Milo which was sculpted around 100 BC, was made from marble.
A marble is a small spherical toy usually made from glass, clay, steel, or agate. These balls vary in size. Most commonly, they are about ½ inch (1.25 cm) in diameter, but they may range from less than ¼ inch (0.635 cm) to over 3 inches (7.75 cm), while some art glass marbles for display purposes are over 12 inches (30 cm) wide. - wikipedia
It could be a state of mind. Do you ever feel like your losing your marbles?
Marble Brewery is a brwery which opened in 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It has an onsite tasting room and outside beer garden.