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Forum topic by Karson posted 05-15-2009 03:28 AM 1686 views 3 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Stonehenge mystery solved!

For hundreds, maybe thousands of years, people have been trying to figure out how primitive people could build huge structures such as Stonehenge and the pyramids out of stone blocks weighing thousands of pounds. Scientists have been stumped.

Then along comes a normal guy – a retired construction worker—and he says well, I would do it like this. And he does. This guy uses the simplest tools known to man and shows how simple and easy it would have been to create Stonehenge

This is a really great video clip. Amazing how this guy could figure out something that has confounded scholars for centuries. He not only figures it out, but demonstrates it!

This guy could build a replica of Stonehenge single-handedly, while a committee of 20 or 30 Civil Engineering professors from leading universities would be debating how it might be done.

‘Stonehenge Reloaded.’ Take a look.


-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 03:39 AM

Now that is amazing!

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 03:41 AM

Very impressive, yet so simple too once he shows you how he does it.

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 04:52 AM

sooo amazing.,..did you share this before ? Or another similar one…

human ingenuity is marvelous…

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 05:10 AM

Now if I can apply this to lifting a 6’ dresser by myself. Thanks for the link, Karson

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 05:16 AM

WOW, Keeps me rethinking on ways to do things. I need to move the 600 lb planer from the old shop to the new shop, but I don’t think a rock under it will get it done over the gravel path.

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#6 posted 05-15-2009 05:58 AM

That is amazing. Pete, all you need is a few planks and 3 or 4 rollers.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 05-15-2009 06:47 AM

I agree way cool

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#8 posted 05-15-2009 08:01 AM

Very impressive video. One of the great mysteries of Stonehenge is where the different rocks came from. They are not native to the area and are believed to have been transported from the quarry about 20 miles north while others like the bluestones might have came from over 100 miles.

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#9 posted 05-15-2009 01:47 PM

Well, actually back in the 70’s a group of scientists raised granite blocks about this size using similar mechanisms. And they devised a plan to put the crosspieces on too. There were about 5-8 of people I think. Building stonehenge was never much of an issue accept for those people who think martians did it. The biggest questions were; Why? and of course now they know, and the other one was how’d they get the blocks there? It seems the granite needed was cut from cliffs miles away. This guy is very clever but an internet search would have saved him a lot of time.

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#10 posted 05-15-2009 04:19 PM

Thanks Karson … fun to watch.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#11 posted 05-15-2009 04:34 PM

That’s interesting. Saw on Ripleys believe it or not, a fellow in Florida, years ago in the horse and buggy days, cut a ton or more of solid coral out of the ground. transport it, then make things out of it. His stone coral garden. Maybe someone has heard of him. They never figured out how he did it, last I heard. Can’t even do it today.

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#12 posted 05-15-2009 04:42 PM

That’s cool.

-- He said wood...

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#13 posted 05-15-2009 10:09 PM

mtnwild, I heard about him and thought of it when i saw this guy,

Now at least we know how those 20 ton rocks were moved 100 miles ;-)) (if aliens didn’t move them on space ships)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 05-15-2009 11:03 PM

thanks mate if only we knew of this guy earlyer could of saved us poms a fortune lol….......


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#15 posted 05-16-2009 12:57 AM

An amazing feat by one man Karson. a friend of mine moved his workshop from one place in his back yard to another by himself. Jacked it up & rolled it on pipes.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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