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Old 02 March 2010, 03:37 PM
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Icon22 Odd shaped trees

One of my friends sent me this odd picture as they know I use snopes.



I suppose it's possible? I can't see any evidence of tampering.
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Old 02 March 2010, 03:42 PM
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I suppose it's possible?
Anything's possible with trees...


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Old 02 March 2010, 09:42 PM
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I'll have to post a picture of my "penis tree". It's got a spot without bark that's in the shape of...well, a man's junk.
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Old 02 March 2010, 09:45 PM
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I've seen that pic and similar before. As far as I recall it's natural. I've done similar things deliberately with willow trees - which are fast enough growing that you can see the results pretty quickly.
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Old 02 March 2010, 10:00 PM
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Won't someone think of the Entlings?
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Old 03 March 2010, 06:38 AM
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Won't someone think of the Entlings?
Where do you think entlings come from? Seeds?
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Old 03 March 2010, 09:30 AM
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Won't someone think of the Entlings?
Entings. No 'L'
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Old 03 March 2010, 09:53 AM
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I'll have to post a picture of my "penis tree". It's got a spot without bark that's in the shape of...well, a man's junk.
You thinking of making a treesome?
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Old 03 March 2010, 10:46 AM
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You thinking of making a treesome?
Does it have an 'elm-et

I will never consider a hornbeam in quite the same way now
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Old 04 March 2010, 08:42 PM
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Stop needling me, as it leafs me pining fir yew.

(that SO reminds me of "he's pining for the fjords"!!)
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Old 04 March 2010, 10:14 PM
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There's a tall cedar tree that splits in two near the top not far from where I live. It looks exactly like a rabbit sitting up on its haunches. Whenever I drive by it, I make sure to wave to "the Bunny Tree." I'll have to get a picture of it sometime.
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Old 04 March 2010, 11:10 PM
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Entings. No 'L'
Oops..thanks.

Looks like I need the Hobblit books again.
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Old 07 March 2010, 11:10 PM
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Too late for the little Ents. They've already been corrupted.



Incidentally, I sent the one from Jay Tea's post to ThingsThatAreDoingIt.com. Yes, it made the page, as did the one in the OP.
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There used to be an odd shaped tree on the A21 between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge that in the low light at dusk or dawn looked exactly like a person preparing to run across the dual carriageway.

I braked very hard and swerved one morning to avoid running hir over and killing them if it sprinted across the road in front of my car. Then having stopped I looked back to check s/he was okay and had a moment of embarassment.

I think the tree is long since gone - I looked for it last time I was there and didn't see it. Perhaps I wasn't the only one and complaints were made.
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Comment: Received this photo twice from different friends, one from Australia. I
suspect the tree roots were manipulated in Photoshop to look like dildos.

The subject of one email: "Why women emigrate to Australia". Another reads
"Dildos grow on trees in Australia"

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Not quite a tree, but going on the dildo theme.

The fast growing stalagmites in Poole's Cavern in Buxton make for some interesting formations:



Apologies for the picture quality. I only had my flashless phone camera with me and it was pretty dark down there!
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Not quite a tree, but going on the dildo theme.

The fast growing stalagmites in Poole's Cavern in Buxton make for some interesting formations:



Apologies for the picture quality. I only had my flashless phone camera with me and it was pretty dark down there!
I remember trips to Poole's Cavern, I live around 20 miles away from it. Needless to say as an adolescent boy it was all very amusing to me.
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Old 22 May 2010, 09:05 PM
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I remember trips to Poole's Cavern, I live around 20 miles away from it. Needless to say as an adolescent boy it was all very amusing to me.
As a 30-something bloke it was pretty amusing to me too

I must've either been naive as a kid, or the stalagmites weren't quite how they are now (they apparently grow about 1cm a year, which is hundreds of times quicker than most of the world!).
I lived on the other side of town, but my grandparents' house was directly opposite Poole's Cavern. I went quite a few times when I was growing up and never noticed!
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