01 April 2015

Daylight savings time at Avebury

As reported by the National Trust:
This morning National Trust Rangers are very carefully moving one of the famous standing stones at the ancient Avebury World Heritage Site.

“Obviously Stone Age man didn’t have daylight saving, so twice a year we have to move one of the stones.” said Hilary Makins, National Trust Head Ranger.

“Avebury is an astonishing monument to the Neolithic people’s ingenuity.  We want to make sure the stones are as accurate as they were back when they were put up.  Each one weighs several tonnes.  It’s a huge effort, but it’s worth it.”


  1. Sorry. I _don't_ want what they're smoking.


  2. This is nothing. You should see the spectacle when 27 guys with crowbars come out every 3 years or so to execute the leap second adjustment.

  3. Ha Ha. April Fools.

  4. I love it. They did a beautiful job posing that photo.

  5. That's a lot of work - I would have installed rails and a carriage under the gnomon stone ages ago. Release the brakes, a good push, surveyor and transit to stop at the right spot... Done. ;-)


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