Entries Tagged as fun facts
Dick Laliberte, Ripano Stoneworks Ltd., Nashua, NH, visited MIA offices May 22, 2012.
He donated original 1957 and 1964 business appraisals of The Taylor Stone Company, which was established in 1898 as McDermott Stone Co., McDermott, Ohio.
Ripano, an avid geocacher, was en route to Louisville, KY and the 10th annual GeoWoodstock event.
Geocaching is a high tech treasure hunting game, employing a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity.
fun facts · good news · technical
fun facts · happy holidays · images · mia
One of the secrets of Stonehenge is solved — and the answer surprised even the British scientists who made the discovery.
Many of the stones at the famous 5,000-year-old attraction came from a site 160 miles away in an outcropping at Craig Rhos-y-felin in Pembrokeshire, the BBC reported.
Dr. Richard Bevins and colleague Dr. Rob Ixer made the discovery by matching samples from Stonehenge’s bluestones with those from the other site.
The pair compared the mineral content and textures of the two sets of stones and found the connection to Stonehenge. Ixer, of Leicester University, called the discovery “quite unexpected and exciting.”
But the mysteries of Stonehenge were not entirely resolved by the duo and their intensive nine-month project.
Four of the towering Stonehenge rocks were not from the other location. And the question of how the stones were moved from Pembrokeshire to their permanent spot in Wiltshire remains unanswered.
“Many have asked the question over the years,” Bevins told the BBC. “Was it human transport? Was it due to ice transport?”
The scientists said they hope the discovery of the rocks’ site of origin will prompt other investigators to dig deeper into the mysteries.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/british-scientists-id-source-stonehenge-rocks-article-1.994801#ixzz1hI43Mlq3
fun facts · history