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    Inukshuks

    John Houston of the Blue Planet Society suggests that the art of stone piling is a danger to wildlife and bad for the environment. The report on BBC is suggesting it should be banned.

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    Inukshuk is a word that fails me.

    Are we talking about the mounds of rocks and stones you get on mountains (cairns) here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    Inukshuk is a word that fails me.

    Are we talking about the mounds of rocks and stones you get on mountains (cairns) here?
    https://www.weegates.com/inukshukcorp/InukshukStory.htm

    (Sorry can't make blue link on my nexus)

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    Geology rocks!

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    Was on orkney recently and i sort of see his point, the beaches there really are covered with these piles. I'm not sure it's a big deal on beaches like skail but if the act becomes really popular then i could see thoughtless and careless people causing ecological damage on other, more sensitive, areas.

    I also thought the guy saying that the mental health benefits to humans outweighed any potential environmental damage was an incredibly arrogant statement (and i both suffer from mental health issues and work in the mental health sector so not belittling the problem).

    Must admit i got a bit of a therapeutic benefit from knocking some of the piles over :)

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    Can't stand the bloody things and they're everywhere nowadays. On a recent trip to Santorini I walked to the old castle ruins and the place was littered with little piles of stones for some obscure reason. I presume it means "Oh look at me, yes me". Please get a life or curl up and die, either way will be a distinct benefit to society in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    https://www.weegates.com/inukshukcorp/InukshukStory.htm

    (Sorry can't make blue link on my nexus)


    They look really cool. I don't think I've ever seen one before - at least not a notable one.
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