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    Quote Originally Posted by C_Mucius_Scaevola View Post
    I mean that, although the term "henge" is derived from the name "Stonehenge", Stonehenge doesn't actually fit the criteria of a true henge.

    Quote Originally Posted by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henge
    Etymology

    The word henge is a backformation from Stonehenge, the famous monument in Wiltshire.[4] Stonehenge is not a true henge as its ditch runs outside its bank, although there is a small extant external bank as well. The term was first coined in 1932 by Thomas Kendrick, who later became the Keeper of British Antiquities at the British Museum.[5][6]
    There's another definition, which was cited once on QI, by which all true henges are constructed from wood. Again, Stonehenge fails this test.

    Now ask me why he's not really a Pict.
    QI's researchers often get things wrong in ways that have nothing to do with making with the funny.

    There goes my major source of information .

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikepipsqueak View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by C_Mucius_Scaevola View Post
    I mean that, although the term "henge" is derived from the name "Stonehenge", Stonehenge doesn't actually fit the criteria of a true henge.



    There's another definition, which was cited once on QI, by which all true henges are constructed from wood. Again, Stonehenge fails this test.

    Now ask me why he's not really a Pict.
    QI's researchers often get things wrong in ways that have nothing to do with making with the funny.

    There goes my major source of information .
    But ... but ... but I cited wikipedia too!!! Surely you're not going to tell me wikipedia isn't reliable!?!

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    https://www.irishpost.com/news/lepre...exposed-165245
    According to the Irish Post, many in Ireland believe that leprechauns aren’t just the stuff of Irish legend. In fact, one village recently petitioned for 236 of the fairies, the last of their kind, to be protected under the European Habitats Directive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potoooooooo View Post
    https://www.irishpost.com/news/lepre...exposed-165245
    According to the Irish Post, many in Ireland believe that leprechauns aren’t just the stuff of Irish legend. In fact, one village recently petitioned for 236 of the fairies, the last of their kind, to be protected under the European Habitats Directive.
    They are late to the party. Iceland has for years had legislation that protects fairies' and elves' homes and areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iolo View Post
    Ice ages are not kind to early people, and the British arrived with the end of the last one.
    Ice-age was nice to Indo-Europeans. Made them move and influence a lot of countries and people.

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    https://www.cracked.com/article_2818...y-italian.html
    Wait -- Leprechauns Are Actually Italian?

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