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Naha Harbor Diner – The Crazy Banyan Treehouse Cafe in Japan

October 25, 2008 / No Comments

The Naha Harbor Diner in Okinawa, Japan, is comfortably perched atop an amazing life-size banyan tree structure, also known as gajumaru, with protruding arms that securely hold this pan-Asian restaurant in place. Overlooking the vast ocean below, this 20 foot banyan tree is built at the entrance of the Onoyama Park in the appropriately named Banyan town shopping center. The café which ...

Tallest Tree, Flowering Plant in the World Found in Tasmania

October 15, 2008 / 2 Comments

The world's tallest hardwood was found in Australia's southern island state Tasmania. The trees are known as the swamp gum (eucalyptus regnans), dubbed Centurion. They grow upwards of 100-101 meters tall. One tree that was over 100 meters tall was discovered in a forest near the Tahune Airwalk tourist attraction. Who'd a thought that a tree of this stature would ...

Supernatural Power Creates Crop Circle from 3,000 Trees

September 15, 2008 / No Comments

Locals in Nepal are at a loss to explain how some 3,000 trees in a nearby forest in Banke, mid-western Nepal, collapsed in about 10 minutes. The trees at the Shrikrishna Community Forest, some 360 km west of Kathmandu just started tumbling down. There was no gale, no storm that day. Just falling trees. Not knowing what to think or who ...

When Trees Fight Back

July 9, 2008 / No Comments

If trees in Tokyo could speak, at least one would say, "This is my space. Get out, or I'll eat you up." The problem, of course, is in the digestion. What's the tree going to do with the waste product? Okay, that might be a little bit too graphic to think about. Still... The Japanese says in the box at ...