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"Icehenge" Appears on a Frozen Lake in Wisconsin

(Photo: Matt Gardner/Daily Union)

Why did ancient Wisconsinites build the mysterious Icehenge on Rock Lake? Was it for religious rites? Astronomical research? Communicating with aliens? We may never know, unless we talk to the five guys who built it. Kevin Lehner and four of his buddies used ice cutters, chainsaws, and tongs to build this massive homage to Britain's Stonehenge. The blocks weigh about 200 pounds each.

The men have been doing this on Rock Lake near the town of Lake Mills every year for several years. It began as a religious act after a local tribe was defeated by a rival foreign tribe:

The men have built ice sculptures in the past, but this year's motivation was a little special.

"There may have been some anxiety over that Packers loss in Seattle. '06 and had to release some anxiety somehow."

Perhaps the gods, pleased by this extraordinary act of piety, may respond by granting them victory in future battles.

You can see more photos of Icehenge here.

-via Nerd Approved


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