Wally Wallington

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Wally Wallington is a retired construction worker from Lapeer County, Michigan who has revived forgotten technology and demonstrated a method for a person to construct a Stonehenge-like structure using only materials and techniques that do not rely on any modern technology. He has demonstrated this technique[1] on the Canadian science television program Daily Planet,[2][3] and is building a full-scale concrete replica of Stonehenge single-handedly.

His technique uses simple machines such as levers aided by counterweights and pivots. He has successfully singlehandedly "walked" a barn and multi-thousand pound concrete blocks using a beam lever and two pivots under the object and near the center of mass. These techniques might be comparable to those used by Edward Leedskalnin when he single-handedly constructed his massive Coral Castle in Florida.[4]

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  1. ^ Mike Wendland (2004-10-04). "Web Site Shows Old Skills Moving Mountain Of Rock". Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. 
  2. ^ "Daily Planet clip". 
  3. ^ "same Daily Planet clip with moving pictures". 
  4. ^ "The Mysterious Coral Castle". 

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