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Chinese Ginkgo Tree Covers Buddhist Temple in Golden Leaves E-mail
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Chinese Ginkgo Tree Covers Buddhist Temple in Golden Leaves

A 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree in China has been drawing large crowds recently after it started dropping it's golden leaves, creating a sea of yellow on the surrounding floor. The ancient tree is located next to the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains and is a reminder of just how beautiful the autumn season can be.

The Ginko tree is often referred to as a 'living fossil' because it's thought that it remains unchanged for hundreds of millions of years with fossils of the tree that are 200 million years old appearing to have exactly the same structure. Some of the specimens still alive today are thought to be 2,500-years-old.

The Mystery Of Poland's Crooked Forest E-mail
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Located near to Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland, there is a pine grove that's known as the "Crooked Forest," and how it's formed is a complete mystery. In what must be one of the most bizarre forests on earth, 400 trees are bent at 90 degrees near their base, giving them a wide arc as they continue to grow upwards. Even stranger however is the fact that all of the trees are bent in the same direction, pointing towards the North, yet to this day their is still no clear answer as to why.

The trees are thought to have been planted in the 1930's and so far the most plausible explanation is that there shape is caused by human intervention although their motive or intentions remain unknown. Other theories are less plausible, suggesting that the energy fields and even witchcraft are the cause of this unusual spectacle. Check it out in these photos taken by photographer Kilian Schönberger.

The Mystery Of Poland's Crooked Forest

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