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Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

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Legend says that the Irish warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner. Once Fionn saw Benandonner's great bulk, fled back home and asked his wife to disguise him as the baby. When the much larger Benandonner crossed the bridge looking for him met Fionn's wife Oonagh, who laid a blanket over Fionn pretending that he was actually their baby son. Then Benandonner, seeing the size of the 'infant', he assumed the alleged father, Fionn, must be gigantic indeed. Therefore, Benandonner fled home in terror, ripping up the Causeway in case he was followed by Fionn.


Actually, the causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, UK.


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Taken on July 23, 2011