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Date: 03/17/08 03:55 AM

74 Responses to Building Stonehenge

  1. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 3:59 am
    Link: Building Stonehenge - This old ex-construction worker might have cracked the mystery as to how Stongehenge was built.
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    ttsec Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 4:03 am
    Too long and slow to hold my attention. And the guy in the video looks like no alien, so clearly fake.
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    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 4:04 am
    Saw this on discovery a couple months back, quite an ingenious idea, but truthfully seems out of place to be of used back then. What I really want to know is how those stone heads on easter island were placed there when the original rock used for those were from another island (or something along those lines).
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 4:04 am
    Why is it that all documentaries seem to have British presenters?
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 4:11 am
    Stonehenge is my desktop right now.

    That was really interesting. My only question is how does one get the stones on the top?

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    jesusgod0 Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 4:14 am
    surely someone else figured this out? i refuse to believe that `wally` did it.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 4:51 am
    That`s the awesome voice of Natasha Stillwell.
    Daily Planet FTW anyonw?
    Also, her replacement on the show is very unknowledgeable. She asks dumb questions to NASA`s top scientists...seriously.

    The worse is that she`s always promoting Indian culture and wearing her hair all big and poofy.

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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 4:54 am
    And about the video, useful technique, but after some point, it becomes impossible to put weight on either side due to the slope of the stone, thus making it impossible to raise the top stones, therefore, that`s an improbable use of this slow and stupid technique.

    Wally`s a douche.

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    xxmiranda Female 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 4:58 am
    mmm
    i don`t think it`s possible.
    Didn`t hold my attention for very long, so I skipped to the end.
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    BobtheNinja Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 5:07 am
    It will be interesting to see how he gets the blocks put on the top.
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    IABLurker Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 5:26 am
    Getting the block put on top could have actually been done using a combination of what he used to move the stones on the ground, and what he used to lift the stones actually.

    He could raise a stone up using that rocking technique of his, and then have another device that would slowly spin the structure towards where he wanted the put the stone on top of.

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    cybercow Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2008 at 5:38 am
    I don`t get it.

    Is this guy an alien? And if so, is he using makeup to cover his green skin?

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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2008 at 6:10 am
    It also has been proven that Stonehenge could have been constructed with teams of oxen, which Great Britian did have at the time of Stonehenge. also what is up with Michigan? Look at the caliber of people who come from there, Michael Moore, Marshall Mathers, Kid Rock, Bob Seger, Madonna, Malcom X, and the list goes on. Is LSD in the states drinking water?
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 6:14 am
    The guy`s website

    Interesting stuff, looks like he`s solved a big mystery here.

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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 6:35 am
    wait... did she seriously say his name was Wally Wallington? hahaha and he has a passion for moving big rocks... well then
  16. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 6:41 am
    but painter you`re right about michigan... i mean bob seger and madonna :-)
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    dover19 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 7:11 am
    Batmanners, you`re a douche.
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    yaimhere Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 7:16 am
    Smart guy...I believe this may have been done. Its so simple and he is just one guy. Imagine if there were whole teams of people working on it which or course is most likely.
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    Nightshifter Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 8:07 am

    I miss Natasha Stillwell so much. If you ask me, they should have got rid of Jay!! (I hate that guy)
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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 8:28 am
    Why is it that all documentaries seem to have British presenters?

    It`s because the British accent makes you sound far smarter then you actually might be, maybe.
    I didn`t actually have sound but was this an american show, cause I can`t really see you guys being overly interested in a bunch of our rocks.

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    Retaw Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 8:51 am
    old as hell
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    ModifiedCar Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 8:54 am
    i not sure stoneage men were that smart
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    angelicamber Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 8:59 am
    this is a repost...:/
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    Diddie Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 9:06 am
    Repost but I didn`t realise his name the first time around. Wally Wallington. Genius. His parents must`ve had such a laugh the day they thought of that.
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    JAXLEY Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 9:21 am
    yes so that shows how.

    But WHY?

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    Neon_Fedora Female 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 9:28 am
    Haha! Take that Amish! Wally just one-upped your barn raising!

    Seriously though, that was pretty good. And if there were oxen, then the people would just load the rocks and the oxen would do all the hard work.

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    slate Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 9:29 am
    ? OMF ? WTF ? why is this important - i know its a wonder of d world n everythin but come on who gids a crap?
    it dusnt effect our lives
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    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 9:32 am
    `i not sure stoneage men were that smart`
    Oh my god, the irony.
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    Lauraly Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 9:33 am
    This was really interesting. There`s no way of knowing how Stonehenge was actually built, but this is certainly feasible.
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    Lauraly Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 9:37 am
    Oh, and Batmanners, I don`t see you coming up with any better ideas on the subject. Plus, the process would probably go faster with a group of people rather than just one guy.
    Jesusgod0 I`m sure that if someone else came up with the idea they`d have taken credit for it. Why is it so hard to believe that this guy figured out this technique? Because he isn`t a scientist? People with average lives and average jobs can figure out extraordinary things too.
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    mikairu Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 9:55 am
    wow amazing
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    laylowww Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 9:58 am
    wow!its so interesting moving giant rocks!!!!!!!great,now you should like look the egyptians or greeks building pyramids and acropolis at the same time or earlier.
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    Radic393 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 10:13 am
    lol yeah batmanners the solution to that problem is pretty simple actually. as the brick is raised using the pivoting method seen in the video, the brick will no longer pivot to the ground at some point, pivoting intead to growing platforms at both ends of the stone placed there for it to land on. this will prevent the angle from becoming so extreme that it couldn`t be pivoted back the other way using the counter weights.
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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 10:14 am
    batmanners - he got a block to the top. a 2400lb block. and about 8ft high, to boot.


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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 10:16 am
    oh, and slate. the site is called i-am-bored.com

    not how-can-i-change-my-life.com

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    zomgimonfire Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 11:05 am
    is it sad that its never crossed my mind how the stonehenge was built? never seemed to spectacular to me, at least until now
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    Dodo- Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    stones op top will be a problem, but a better question, how did he get the block on his construction..

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    GVP Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    That`s a pretty old repost.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2008 at 2:01 pm
    In a few years, he may be able to move my genitalia.
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    JGESS Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 2:03 pm
    i love blocks
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    icantthink41 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 2:08 pm
    very cool
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    THAT`S A PRETTY BASIC TECHNIQUE. I HAVE ACTUALLY USED IT TO MOVE SH`T AROUND, NOT HUGE-ASS BLOCKS, BUT SOME REALLY HEAVY SH`T ALL BY MYSELF. MY DAD USUALLY USED THOSE PIVOTING TECHNIQUES WHEN HE WORKED CONSTRUCTION IN MEXICO SOME 30 YEARS AGO.
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    Gnarkill07 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm
    haha wow duckingfuh you`re destroying these guys today.
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    fearthekrken Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    lolz, i saw this in science class a couple days ago.
  45. Profile photo of BirkirHe
    BirkirHe Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    REPOST.
    I figured it out on my own. Give me a medal.
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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 2:55 pm
    There are a number of realistic ways they could have done it and we will never know for sure, i like the story of the devil flying them over from ireland or wales or some place and just dropping them, what a lazy ass devil. And whoever said about why, it does works as a calender, and a star chart just so you know.
    p.s. Duckinfuh, you owned that little biatch
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    genericuser Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    Anything he says is declared null and void purely by the fact that his name is Wally Wallington. No one with such a name can be taken seriously.
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    IceCAPPED Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 3:21 pm
    unique...
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    mewdeeman Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    Is everything on I-A-B a repost now?
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 4:14 pm
    i saw this on television.
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    gothamgirl Female 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    Wally Wallington.
    WALLY WALLINGTON!!!!!!!
  52. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2008 at 5:43 pm
    "That was really interesting. My only question is how does one get the stones on the top?"

    With the technology they had then (they didn`t even have the wheel!), I can think of only one method.

    The stones were probably sledged to the site. The stones from Wales were probably rafted for large parts of the distance, but sledged overland from the quarry to the water and from the water to the site.

    It could be done in winter (hard ground) with enough people.

    To get the stones on top:

    i) Erect the uprights. That can be done with pre-dug holes, levers, ropes and a lot of people.

    ii) Dig up a lot of earth and create a long (low-gradient) hill leading over the uprights, so that only the tops of them are exposed. A cross between a hill and two ramps - it wouldn`t have to be more than twenty of so feet wide.

    iii) Have a lot of people with ropes hauling the top stone up one side of the ramp/hill, using the opposite ramp to walk down.

    iv) When it is in position, dig

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    "wow!its so interesting moving giant rocks!!!!!!!great,now you should like look the egyptians or greeks building pyramids and acropolis at the same time or earlier."

    Stonehenge is older than either of those, the pyramids ruined Egypt and the Stonehenge rocks were heavier anyway, therefore harder to work with.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2008 at 5:52 pm
    Why is a good question - the idea that generations of people would build and rebuild a structure that for the time was huge and required a massive amount of effort just to make a sundial or calendar strikes me as ludicrous.

    I think religion is a more likely motivating force. The alignment with the sun could be a symbolic representation of the sexual union of a father-god (associated with the sun) and a mother-god (associated with the earth) to produce all life.

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    bigsisjune Female 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    AFTERSHOCK, besides the fact that you look like an idiot typing in all caps...Wally wasn`t claiming to be the first one to discover this technique...just the first to apply it to Stonehenge.
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    repost
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    Cool, Daily Planet on Discovery
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    Solarmew Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    slate, don`t be an arrogant douchebag... this DOES affect us, knowing how it was build is a part of the history and may be hiding some secrets to a superior ways of construction
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    KindlyKat Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 11:14 pm
    I actually don`t live to far from him, I would love to do a drive-by (lol, flint joke).

    But seriously, that`s so impressive and wonderful. I`m really excited what we could learn from it.

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    843 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 11:28 pm
    This proves that ancient people were far more advanced in certain technologies than modern people.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 11:53 pm
    ^uhu thats why they died of small pox

    different needs different solutions

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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2008 at 11:56 pm
    and solar mew i think we got construction figured out
    i mean we freaking have a station orbiting this earth as we discuss this
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    KING_DANZ Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2008 at 12:13 am
    so drating boring
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    bigfatpig Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2008 at 1:33 am
    batmanners "And about the video, useful technique, but after some point, it becomes impossible to put weight on either side due to the slope of the stone, thus making it impossible to raise the top stones, therefore, that`s an improbable use of this slow and stupid technique.
    Wally`s a douche."


    You REALLY didn`t understand that at all did you. You are such a c*ck.

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    bigfatpig Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2008 at 1:35 am
    slate "? OMF ? WTF ? why is this important - i know its a wonder of d world n everythin but come on who gids a crap?
    it dusnt effect our lives"

    You are such a complete pr*ck, it defies belief.

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    realblender Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2008 at 5:40 am
    i`m not suprised he`s an ex-builder.

    "come on guys, we need to shift all these slabs."
    "no, wait, i can do this, watch!"
    "oh ffs wally, we`ve got a crane."

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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2008 at 5:47 am
    ^lol^
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    Phantom7 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2008 at 5:54 am
    no...NO....NOOO!!!!! it was ALIENS that did it..LIES ALL LIES!!!
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    Phantom7 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2008 at 5:57 am
    @Solarmew
    "this DOES affect us, knowing how it was build is a part of the history and may be hiding some secrets to a superior ways of construction"

    ....eh?...they rocks...we build jus fine...weirdo... =D

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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    March 18, 2008 at 10:56 am
    843, with the technology we have now, we could probably build Stonehenge in like 90 minutes. So they weren`t far more advanced at all you buffoon.
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    Sharky19 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    And don`t see how he get`s the stones on top. And how did he put that first bit of wood under the 19 ton stone to do that lever thing?
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    violingirl77 Female 13-17
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    March 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    This is so interesting!

    How he`ll get them on top makes sense, but how did he originally get the huge rock on the little stone? Wouldn`t it break from that much pressure? I mean sure you can do it slowly, but in the end it won`t be able to withstand that much pressure. Unless it`s a diamond, but then that would probably become embedded in the larger rock!

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    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:51 am
    awesome. wally is one smart cookie.
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    dannymet Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 3:32 pm
    to get a stone ontop, just keep raising one like he did the one 3 feet up, then spin it around and drop it ontop of 2 blocks ;)

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