Stonehenge is Cool, Yea, But What You Know About Super Stonehenge?


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It was noted musical impresario Justin Timberlake, playing well-known original internet entrepreneur and disruptor Sean Parker, who said, “a million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion dollars.”

Widely credited to the typically zippy screenwriting of Aaron Sorkin, it appears that quote is much older in origin than the critically acclaimed 2010 film, The Social Network. Or even the actual first interaction between Mark Zuckerberg and Parker.

No, it was Neolithic man who said, “Stonehenge isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Super Stonehenge.”

And thus it was built, per The Washington Post:

Scientists working with the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project have discovered evidence of a massive henge just two miles away.

“We don’t think there’s anything quite like this anywhere else in the world,” Vince Gaffney of the University of Bradford, one of the project’s lead researchers, said at the British Science Festival on Monday. “This is completely new and the scale is extraordinary.”

The 100-odd stones, which were discovered using ground-penetrating radar technology, sit beneath three feet of earth and are thought to be 4,500 years old — roughly the same age as the more famous henge down the road.

Here is a visual recreation of Super Stonehenge.

Sorry, no, that is Justin Timberlake playing Sean Parker discussing Series A funding for the social network Facebook.

Here is Super Stonehenge.

Sorry, no, that is Super Shredder, who grew in size after consuming the last vial of TGRI’s secret ooze.

Here is Super Stonehenge.

That’s pretty big.