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HawkDriver

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896 days ago

I saw this picture the other day on facebook associated with it’s false story according to snopes.com. Nevertheless, trees do amazing things and this is proof!

Check out the video on Snopes…. amazing!

http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/bicycle.asp

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.


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toddbeaulieu

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#1 posted 896 days ago

That really is cool!

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559dustdesigns

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#2 posted 895 days ago

One of the instructors in my woodworking class, told us he found a cork screw in the middle of a peice of wood he was turning. It’s not quite as big as this bike but trees will grow around things. If this tree really grew around this bike, do you think the bike tires were touching the ground when it was left behind? Now that I think about it I remember taking a drive up to sequoia national park. While hiking a trail featuring huge redwoods I enjoyed seeing this tree growing around a large boulder that’s bigger then a Hummer. I found a similar picture on Google images. This reminds me how small humans are in our world.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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woodchic

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#3 posted 895 days ago

That is cool….....loving that picture.

AKA…......Woodchic

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#4 posted 895 days ago

Aaron – No the tires weren’t touching the ground -
Snopes alludes to the idea that somebody moved the bike there after it was abandoned.

Trees grow “adding material to the top” rather than pushing up ou of the ground.

this is why embedded civil war musket balls are still only 4 feet off the ground

Somebody found the kids bike and chained it to the tree at its current height.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#5 posted 895 days ago

I once saw an old bulldozer sitting at the edge of a farm pasture with a tree growing through the middle of it. The tree truck was probably 12 inches in diameter.

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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#6 posted 895 days ago

While resawing some crotch walnut I found the complete skeleton of a mouse. I have also found some bullets but nothing like a bicycle!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#7 posted 895 days ago

I have found barbed wire, nails, stones and the like. I know someone that found an engagement ring that somebody tossed and it found its way into a crouch in the tree and grew over it. Gives a lot credance to using metal detectors.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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