Stonehenge on NOVA

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I'm not averse to the theories that neolithic people might have used grooved timbers and stones as "ball-bearings", but there is a glaring problem with their analysis. The group got men and women to push on the load to try to get it going along its track. Once the loads were moving, they could be kept moving quite easily, but there were definite limits to getting the loads started. Why didn't these "smart" people figure out that if you had some people with long levers, all striving to get the load moving, that the people pushing and pulling the load could use its momentum to help keep it moving?

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/stonehenge/
 

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It's obvious that they hooked them to sheep.
 
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It's obvious that they hooked them to sheep.
OK, I can buy that. were the sheep were spherical and of uniform density? That might help the poor people tasked with doing the calculations.
 
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It's obvious that they hooked them to sheep.
I feel a joke involving a Welshman brewing... :rolleyes:
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCRE9qOgbug
 
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It's obvious that they hooked them to sheep.
If I were going to use a "woolly" animal, I would opt for the Mammoth.

OK, now is the time for the Welsh joke. :smile:
 
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I feel a joke involving a Welshman brewing... :rolleyes:
If I found a Welshman brewing, I'd let him go at it in the hopes that he could improve upon Brit beer. Please.
 
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If I found a Welshman brewing, I'd let him go at it in the hopes that he could improve upon Brit beer. Please.
I drink Budweiser and Fosters.

I've tasted a few "welsh brews" and they aren't nice. In fact, they're f****** terrible.
 
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Not really, I'm a lager person.
 

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