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2013-01-03 08:32:36 AM
And kites.
 
2013-01-03 08:34:37 AM
I went to high school on that island. Go Pirates, or whatever.
 
2013-01-03 08:40:11 AM
They go out at night, eatin' bikes
They eat Diamondbacks, Anchors too
Bianchis and even Cubes
And they don't stop, they keep on eatin' bikes
 
2013-01-03 09:53:53 AM
i212.photobucket.com

/Unimpressed.
 
2013-01-03 11:44:31 AM
FTA: "We were given a girl's bike and my 8-year-old son Don seemed the natural one to ride it."

Poor Donny! In the eyes of that kid, this was just about the worst thing a parent could do at the time.
 
2013-01-03 11:52:18 AM
There is a tree at Disney World near the Trading Post in Fort Wilderness that has a lawn mower in it. All you can see is the blade and that's all. Always go looking for it when I camp there. Been doing that for 20+ years.
 
2013-01-03 12:34:57 PM
That picture and story is ... old... not even 'repost' old, but years and years old.
 
2013-01-03 12:42:43 PM

robbiex0r: That picture and story is ... old... not even 'repost' old, but years and years old.


Up until now nobody knew who put it there.  It's not national news, but now we can fine the kid for littering.
 
2013-01-03 12:54:45 PM
FTFA: But Don Puz was none-too-pleased to be cruising the island, which is nestled between Seattle and Tacoma, on a girl's bike. One day he told his mother that he had lost the bike, and given that it was built for a girl, they decided to let it go.

Mallory Archer does not approve.

media.avclub.com
 
2013-01-03 01:56:24 PM
I always thought trees grew outward, not upward. Like if you hammer a nail at some distance above the ground, it would still be roughly in the same spot forever, which makes sense to me. But this bike is 5 ft in the air. Have I been lied to?
 
2013-01-03 02:04:13 PM
Yes. Yes you have.
 
2013-01-03 02:09:17 PM
Seems like the tree would really have to work to catch it, though. "Run, forest, run!"
 
2013-01-03 02:14:03 PM

SilentStrider: And kites.


They've been known to partake of the odd dwarf now and again.

i4.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-03 02:25:16 PM
OK, I'm probably being really dense (and setting myself up for some massive snark) but I don't get how this would happen naturally.

As a tree grows, it's trunk expands yes? So if the bike was directly above the shoot that the tree originated from, as it expanded surely it would just push the bike aside. A tree wouldn't assimilate the bike like 'The Thing'.

/Again, probably being really dense and missing something totally obvious but I don't get it.
 
2013-01-03 02:28:02 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: OK, I'm probably being really dense (and setting myself up for some massive snark) but I don't get how this would happen naturally.

As a tree grows, it's trunk expands yes? So if the bike was directly above the shoot that the tree originated from, as it expanded surely it would just push the bike aside. A tree wouldn't assimilate the bike like 'The Thing'.

/Again, probably being really dense and missing something totally obvious but I don't get it.


I'm guessing it was tied or chained or somehow stuck to the tree.
 
2013-01-03 02:39:46 PM

sxacho: I'm guessing it was tied or chained or somehow stuck to the tree.


Idunno... it seems like even objects that could be "pushed" away by growth aren't, like the bench, the signs and the tub. Just speculating, though. Damn strange, but really cool.
 
2013-01-03 02:44:26 PM
lets find out, go lean something against a tree and come back in a few decades and see what happens
 
2013-01-03 02:47:14 PM

treesloth: sxacho: I'm guessing it was tied or chained or somehow stuck to the tree.

Idunno... it seems like even objects that could be "pushed" away by growth aren't, like the bench, the signs and the tub. Just speculating, though. Damn strange, but really cool.


OK, now that's interesting. Sort of goes with my idea above that the bike shouldn't be 5 ft in the air but still at ground level. But as you said, Idunno.
 
2013-01-03 03:14:33 PM
Eh, their bark is worse than their bite.
 
2013-01-03 03:15:32 PM

gorgon38: lets find out, go lean something against a tree and come back in a few decades and see what happens


Scythe Tree
 
2013-01-03 04:20:19 PM
Ents are also known to be omnivores.
t2.gstatic.com
thechive.files.wordpress.com
www.threadbombing.com
 
2013-01-03 06:50:25 PM

genepool lifeboat: gorgon38: lets find out, go lean something against a tree and come back in a few decades and see what happens

Scythe Tree


so much OMNOMNOM in that link! +1
 
2013-01-03 07:31:10 PM

sxacho: treesloth: sxacho: I'm guessing it was tied or chained or somehow stuck to the tree.

Idunno... it seems like even objects that could be "pushed" away by growth aren't, like the bench, the signs and the tub. Just speculating, though. Damn strange, but really cool.

OK, now that's interesting. Sort of goes with my idea above that the bike shouldn't be 5 ft in the air but still at ground level. But as you said, Idunno.


Happens all the time.. the tree is growing up and out.

in this case, the bike was small and light enough, and probably hooked up on a small branch, up it went!
 
2013-01-04 07:50:23 AM

maxx2112: FTFA: But Don Puz was none-too-pleased to be cruising the island, which is nestled between Seattle and Tacoma, on a girl's bike. One day he told his mother that he had lost the bike, and given that it was built for a girl, they decided to let it go.

Mallory Archer does not approve.

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I wouldn't have gotten that reference until about 2 weeks ago.

/Now it seems to be everywhere.
 
2013-01-04 12:19:28 PM
Trees also eat dead babies (no pics).
Can you imagine chopping down a tree and find a dead baby inside?
 
2013-01-04 01:21:09 PM
Trees do grow out, and not up. A branch on a tree will always be at the same height. Things get lodged in trees all the time. The bike (like someone mentioned above) got moved by some other force, possibly by somebody simply liking the idea and putting it higher in the tree...

Important point though: as trees grow out, so do branches increase in circumference. A lateral branch will grow in diameter as well as length, therefore making the top height of the branch higher off the ground, although it will probably only be about a foot or so higher.
 
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