Guy Builds Stonehenge By Himself

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Science

Pretty clever how he lifts and moves the stones without machinery.
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Male 71
rich old geezer.
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Male 18
how do people know that hercuulies didnt just lift the blocks up with one hand . he was meant to be strong
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Male 194
wally wallington? really?
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BeautyToAsh
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
2057 Posts Thursday, October 19, 2006 8:32:43 PM
Haha, "His passion is moving heavy items."

Uh, are all your 2057 posts like this??

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Male 713
Sometimes I wonder if animals or bugs filed down stonehenge :D
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Male 99
the thing thats puzzling me is, where the hell is he getting all of those 27+ ton concrete blocks?!
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Male 99
darthdoodle:
think, it would be easy to teater totter it as high as he wants, when he gets to the point where it wouldn`t tought the ground, he can just put a bunch of wood under each end, so the it rests on the wood when it tips, and that way can go as high as he needs.
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Male 2,513
That guy is awesome. It`s so stupidly simple of a method. You see and think how stupid you are that you didn`t think of it before.
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Male 68
That was impressive. And simple too.
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Male 268
that freakin awesome, hes very smart
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Male 3,631
Pui, check your messages. And UAKellie, you had it absolutely right; it was TOO SIMPLE for us to comprehend, for we see the feat before the means.
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Male 1
He should call it Stonehenge 2: Stonehenger
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Female 340
This may sound retarted but I`ve never seen anybody that strong before. Pretty impressive!
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Male 38
can someone help me lift my house do i can put to rocks under there, and when my mom comes home shell be like....wTF :-D
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Female 1,572
really cool!!
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Male 1,217
lololol cool
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Male 81
why can`t america have cool news stories like this... every time i find a link about something cool it`s british or canadian or something not in english...
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Female 1,398
meh, I wonder how much a nine ton block of concrete costs...
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Male 957
This is totally awesome! Build Many Stonehenges!
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Male 6
This is my first post and i would like to say that was awesome,really,and i didnt read all the comments but i seen people talking about what the original stone henge was built for and i just watched something on the history channel about it,Think they said something about it being build for dark rituals and sacrafices of a certain relegion,there are other things like it with things built in underground but they didnt do it with stone henge,thats why it survived and the others didnt,years of weathering and rotting collapsed the others cuz some parts were hollow and such...Anyways,Great stuff.
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Female 411
That was really awesome!
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Male 8
he could not have done the top stone the way some of yall suggest b/c he will get to a point when lifting it when it get such that when he "se saws" it it will not touch the ground. so he can only life a stone to max 1/2 its lenght. so the top stone would have to be 2*larger than the ones holding it up which is not how stone hengne is. hmm or mabey it could work he just needs to build the ground up. but the top one definatly needs to get up there first then get the standing ones under it and release what is holding the top one up.
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Male 217
So, you`re bascially saying they didn`t have wood and stone? And the stone would`ve been cut smooth originally, you`re forgetting about thousands of years of weathering. And to get the top stone on top of the standing two, I imagine he would repeat the teeter-totter process untill it was high enough and then roll it using those slatted boards. Pretty ingenious.
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Female 98
Wow, that`s pretty good.
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Female 395
yay for michigan!!!
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Male 73
your on i-am-bored no one here has a life :/
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Male 686
NO LIFE ALERT!!!
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Female 799
I dont know why he`d want to do that, but its pretty cool.
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Male 8
I want to go see this. I only live about an hour south of Flint so maybe i will find out where he lives
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Female 144
Wow... I just wasted five minutes of my life watching a guy pushing rocks. oh well. it was entertaining enough, i guess.... :)
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Female 298
Haha, "His passion is moving heavy items."
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Male 70
lol at realblender
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Female 2,084
maybe he should start wearing a helmet
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Female 878
That was ok.
I`d rather see one that was really, really tiny though...
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Male 329
im thinkin that most likely to get the top stone on, he`ll lift it up like he did the 3 feet in the air, by using the teeter totter method in between the first two, then once up about 11 feet, put a stone underneath it and spin it around and set it on the other two
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Male 66
How did he get that puny stone under that one ton rock?!?!?!
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Or maybe they used 100,000`s of slaves like we already know they had?
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Male 536
from flint? making random films? kind of overwieght?

It can`t be just me...

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Male 542
Questions, how one earth do you still get the sotnes lying on top of two verticla stones and where on earth you get such a big stone!! crazy!!
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Male 986
malikymoo
Female, 13-17, Europe
16 Posts Thursday, October 19, 2006 2:12:17 PM
that guys gay. i dont think the cavemen built it like that. u know they got those stones from wales and pulled them over to england. stupid man.

YOU ARE THE STUPID ONE.... PEOPLES, STOP SAY THIS GUY IS DUMB/GAY/DIDNT MADE IT LIKE THE GUYS DID B4, WHAT HE MADE, EVEN IF ITS NOT THE WAY THEY DID IN THE TIME, WAS PRETTY DARN IMPRESSIVE AND INGENIOUS!!! STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT PEOPLES THAT DO THINGS THAT YOU CANT DO!!!

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Female 130
I sorry I don`t have enough patience to watch that.
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Male 274
His methods are so simple they must be right. Sometimes when we try to figure out how someone did something we always overthing it and make it way more complicated then necessary. But how did he get that some odd ton rock on the first piece of wood anyway?
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Male 223
i agree with manorrd
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Male 1,204
"Thursday, October 19, 2006 2:12:17 PM
that guys gay. i dont think the cavemen built it like that. u know they got those stones from wales and pulled them over to england. stupid man."

Before you say something so stupid, first of all, it isn`t even 100% proven their were cavemen, and it isn`t 100% proven who built Stonehenge, so ur just being an idiot. shut up.

and to all people who think this guy is gay/this guy needs a life, we`re on IAB. We ALL need lives.

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Male 155
this is nutty, i`d like to see another video of him putting the rock on top of the two pillars. I get how he could`ve done it with the same jacking technique, but yeah, i wanna see it
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Male 556
question one: where did the people that built stonehenge get the stones? not tryin to prove anything, just curious. question two: how did that guy get that huge stone onto the lever/stand type thing anyway?
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Male 724
I have to give him credit, hes work is pretty amazing, but were forgeting a couple of things...

1) How is he going to get another concrete slab ontop of his 11 feet tall slabs to form an arch?

2) The Stone Hedge is more than just a big circle of rocks, its an accurate sun clock and astronomical station. It was built around the measurements of when the run rises and sets.

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Male 295
This is really impressive. It is very instructive that with a few techniques one can build a structure as large as stonehenge with a small workforce.
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Female 963
Wow, that`s really impressive.
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Male 191
The cavement didn`t build it, Malikymoo... In fact, the cavemen built nothing, they lived in caves.
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Male 143
wow, that`s really impressive.
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Male 334
it stops at 1/3 the way through.
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Female 501
wow that was kool :->
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Female 2,026
that guys gay. i dont think the cavemen built it like that. u know they got those stones from wales and pulled them over to england. stupid man.
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Male 266
awsome
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Male 1,092
It stops at 3 seconds for me :-(
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Female 1,158
It really annoys me that some people don`t have anything intelligent to put, and just ask, "what was the purpose," and things like that.

Well anyways, I think he has a theory going, one that any of these people that have spent all their time debating the issue could have come up with themselves... If only they took their heads out of the sand. They`ve had some good points too though. Anyways, hope we get to see an update of what he`s doing later.

Wally Wallington. Haha, who would do that to their kid?

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Male 8
He could get the horizontal block on top by continuing to raise it like he did to get the first block into the ground... once he gets it high enough all he has to do it flip it into place.
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Male 1,360
This guy is totally gay.
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Male 555
Thats nice, but if he wants a real project he should install a 2001-identical monolith in the front lawn of the white house.
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Male 1,014
That`s good stuff but I still say that transvestite aiens from the planet Boob built stonehenge. I`m publishing that as my thesis this year in college.
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Female 10
to get the ones on top he just had to lift them up horizonitally like he did before he tip it over, then push it over onto the two vertical stones.
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Male 1,265
When he gets it done, in another 4000 years whatever civilisation runs the place at that time will find his efforts and scratch their heads in wonderment at how in the Hell he ever did it.

And then some bright spark with access to really big square rocks will say "Hey chaps, look at this, this is how those guys did it back then." And then to prove it, he`ll build another in his back yard.

And maybe, just maybe, they`ll call it Stonehenge Revolutions.

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Male 70
"... in his Flint, Michigan backyard"

Yep... that`s my state. Crazy people with nothing better to do.

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Male 361
wow that was intersting
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Female 447
I think the wooden jack was dead-on, but like some of the earlier posters, I take issue with the spin-to-move theory.

The stones from stonehenge are so striking because there are no giant boulders in that are. In fact, most hisorians believe the stones were transported hundreds of miles. There`s no way the ground would be uniformly solid enough for spinning to work.

Most likely scenario: they lined a bunch of logs side by side to create a roller-path (like some airport luggage drops have) and pushed it along that. Once a stone got to the end of the roller-path, they could simply pick up the ones at the front and place them at the back to lengthen it.

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Female 413
Oh good, someone who probably hasn`t even seen Stonehenge in real trying to "recreate" it. Oh good. Let`s wreck myth, wonder and legend.
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Male 731
respect that guy!
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Female 340
that was really incredible. See people depend on technology so much these days, they forget that you can always do something manually if you put your mind to it.
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Male 967
Mighty damn impressive! That "Stonehenge Reloaded" got me, though. LOL It kind of makes you wonder how the ancient Brits got that stuff done, eh?
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Male 2,057
its feesable that the people did it like that originally, after all history is full of smart people from that time.
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Male 2,720
And I thought Stonehenge was a gigantic ancient public toilet.
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Male 1,406
Coolio :O
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Female 3,574
There was a show on discovery not long ago where they built an entire stonehendge to scale with styrophome and shone lights on it where the sun would have risen/set in the winter and summer 4000 years ago

Turns out, on the shortest day of the year, when the set was setting 4000 years ago, the light shines directly through the "door" of the stonehedge. These people decided that perhaps the stonehedge was for a special ceremoney where they try and pursuade the sun to come back, since this was the longest night of the year, and the idea of the sun never coming back to them was terrifying.

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Female 3,574
Yay Daily Planet!
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Male 1,039
PrincessX

Stonehenge`s rocks were originally, most likely, very neat and carved to squared of or angular edges. They`ve just worn down over the hundreds of years since they were put in place. Look at the blocks in pyramids for example. They were so perfect you can`t slide a piece of paper between them!! :)

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Male 579
This was very interesting, its crazy to see someone have the patience to do so much work just to get a stone to stand up. I hope in 5 years or whatever when its done I hear about it and can see the whole thing.
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Male 1
THIS IS USELESS UNTIL HE EXPLAINS THE HORIZONTAL ROCKS THAT REST ACROSS THE TOP.

The part he did is not that impressive if you ask me.

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Female 180
the rocks are all right-angled and neat, thats not right. Its harder to move odd shaped rocks. He should try to do that.
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Male 147
this is really good and probably explains how they moved the pillars up off the ground, but not how they took them over hills and across the sea for 250 miles from wales.
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Male 2,567
aww jebus
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Female 130
It is impressive, but I doubt if they really used this method. Is this guy only using materials available when stonehenge was built? No he isnt, so it can never be called accurate.
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Female 113
flipz4 there are some people that dedicate their lives to figuring out great mysteries like this. I am not one of them, but I can see the signifigance of learning how it was done. What might not seem like a big deal to you, might be a big deal to others. I myself have always been interested in Science, and Physics, and all kinds of stuff like that. And to see this being done is absolutly amazing! I think the reason we have never been able to figure it out, is because we were thinking too hard. Sometimes it is the simple answer that is the most accurate. This man illistrates that completely. I have always heard people hypothisize about pulleys, and levers, but they always fail.

I can`t wait to see the finished product!

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Male 189
Very clever.
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Male 1,354
Dude got game
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Male 12
Stonehenge does accurately show the solstice and equinox on their respective days. I just wonder if it served any other purpose....astonomically maybe?

I think this guy is amazingly smart!

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Female 399
Maybe they waited until the ground was frozen - it gets pretty solid then - or maybe they used smaller, lighter bits of stone between the small stones and the ground.

This guy is cool. But like guest said, I`d love to see him put the horizonal stone on top! I suspect he could, though.

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Male 4,246
So far as anyone can tell, Stonehenge was used as a giant sundial/calendar. It`s set up in such a way, that light from the setting (or rising) sun illuminates a particular spot every solstice (or equinox). Or something.
I`m Not BSing!!
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Male 266
not that stonehenge isn`t great or anything, but wtf was the purpose of it?
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Male 27
Yeah but rotating the stones like that only works if its on a hard surface like concrete, as far as i`m aware there wasnt much of that back in those days
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Female 665
THat is amazing. it really is, i mean the stones were sssoo heavy, and this may be a clue as to how they did it. cool stuff.
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Male 119
Haha Stonehenge Reloaded.
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Female 1,972
Wally is doing what legions of scholarly schmucks debate about. And Wally did it by himself, no doubt the ancient Celts, Druids, Eskimos or Leprechauns(whatever) that built the original henge used this simple technology. Imagine how fast they got it done with more manpower-sweet!
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Female 302
Wow ... that was amazing ... Never could belive a single man could move alone all this weight... This man know what he is talking about.

Of course, it could have been so much easier with a machine... But this guy knowlage is great ^^

now... how to fit the top stone on the 2 standing one? >.>;;

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Male 4,246
NO WAY!! It was TIME TRAVELLERS from the 8th DIMENSION!!

But seriously, folks, that is very awesome. I love Daily Planet, science, and people who use science to prove stuff.

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Male 2,372
No way man! It was Aliens from outer space that built Stonehenge!
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Male 177
hes a damn clever guy. He should be an engineer.
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Male 1,745
Cdubb: Seems to me that he used one of those long levers to rotate the large stone with small rocks underneath it onto the first wooden board. He must have preped the area with the hole and teeter-totter setup beforehand.
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Male 1,745
That`s clever. One thing we`re losing with better and better technology is practical know-how. I`m not sure if we should be worried about it or not, maybe it will never matter again - but if it does, I think we`ll be in a lot of trouble.
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Male 139
how did he get the first piece of wood underneath the rock?
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Female 51
Wow, that`s pretty impressive.
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Male 5
damn he moved that dudes barn
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Male 10,115
Link: Guy Builds Stonehenge By Himself [Rate Link] - Pretty clever how he lifts and moves the stones without machinery.
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