Don’t hit your face with hammers, regardless of what TikTok tells you

Plus, Stonehenge.
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Civilization Tech:

How many stones were originally used to build Stonehenge?

Note: The banshees did live there; and they did live well.


(Scroll to the bottom for the answer!)

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The answer: Around 82 sarsens and 80 bluestones

The answer: Around 82 sarsens and 80 bluestones

According to the website: “Archeologists differ on the exact number of stones used in the original site, but many believe there were originally around 82 sarsen stones and 80 bluestones. However, only 83 total stones from the circular structure remain at the site today — 40 sarsens and 43 bluestones.”