A Huge Storm Took Down THIS Giant Tree. Then Scientists Uncover an UNTHINKABLE Surprise Under It!

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There are quite a few famous trees located throughout the world.  Some are known for their size, like General Sherman, the world’s largest tree located in California’s Sequoia National Park, while others are famous from folklore, like The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest, England where Robin Hood is rumored to have slept.

In Northern Ireland, the most well-known trees are a group of Beech trees called the Dark Hedges.  They line both sides of a rural road with their branches intertwined above it to form a dramatic, picturesque tunnel that has become famous from being featured in movies and shows.  Most recently, they were the backdrop for the King’s Road in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, lending a dark, eerily beautiful atmosphere for several scenes.  

Whereas the Dark Hedges are the most known group of Beech trees, a lone one located in Collooney, a small town on the northwest coast of Ireland, gained worldwide attention after it was knocked over in a storm.  Back in 2015 severe storms whipped the island and proved too much for the huge tree which toppled over and lay with its root system exposed. Months later someone took a closer look at it and noticed something shocking tangled up in all the dirt and roots.  

What they found appeared to be a human skeleton and so archeologists from the Sligo-Leitrim Archaeological Services (SLAS) were called in to examine it.  They determined that it was indeed a human and the skeleton had been split in half when the tree was uprooted.

The lower body was found still in the ground, while the skull, arm, and torso were caught up in the tree roots.  After carefully removing the bones and looking them over it was determined that they were from a male between the ages of 17 and 20 years old, and so now the question was when did he die?

To figure that out carbon dating was used and when scientists got the results they were stunned.  It turned out that the bones dated back over 1,000 years ago to sometime between 1030-1200 CE! Further analysis revealed the man was approximately 5’10”, quite tall for that time period. 

He also likely had a very physical job since his bone joints showed major signs of wear. However, the most shocking finding of all was that the man had not died of natural causes, instead he was probably murdered.  

Slash marks on his ribs and hands that appeared to be caused by a knife indicated that he’d been mortally wounded while trying to escape his killer.  Since he lived in medieval Europe, it was presumed he either died in combat or after getting into a skirmish with someone off the battlefield. Based on how the man was placed in the grave, in an east-west position with his hands folded over his front, it appeared that he was given a proper Christian burial as was done in those times.  

Even though the Beech tree had been planted right above the man’s final resting place, whoever put it there had no idea of his presence.  The tree itself had been planted in the early 1800s and years later its roots eventually reached the skeleton.

Records indicate that the area used to once have a church and cemetery around the time the man lived, so there may be more graves beside his near the site.  After being studied, the bones were sent to the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin where they remain to this day.  

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Guys Spot Strange Pipes In The Woods But They Didn’t Expect To Find THIS Hidden Door Leading Underground!

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When you go hiking, you never know what you might find. When two men in Germany were hiking in the fields, they made an incredible discovery! They first noticed a couple of pipes sticking up out of the ground. Looking around more, they discovered a hidden door covered in the underbrush. They decided to look inside.

Behind the door was a metal grate. The men were a little cautious to go past it. However, the lock had already been broken off and so they decided to continue down. Going down some stairs, the men entered a long concrete hallway resembling a hallway in a hospital. The hallway was completely empty except for two things: an old shopping bad and a metal pipe.

While there were many adjacent hallways to the one the men had entered, they decided to continue down the main one to avoid getting lost. The walls were mostly in good condition except for one that looked like it had been hit with a hammer.

In one of the offshoot hallways, they found a narrow hole in the floor filled with dirty water. Even further down the hallway was an intersection. The floor had been broken up into bricks and there was disturbing graffiti covering the walls. The men were clearly not the first to discover these catacombs.

Next, the men discovered a yellow door that had been taken off its hinges. This perplexed the men because the door was extremely heavy resembling a door used in a bank vault. On the door were Slavic letters that read “Exit #2.”

They went a little further and discovered another door that had been graffitied as well. The graffiti read, “Satan I Love You.” That was too much for the men and they headed back the way they had come. The reason for the tunnels’ presence remains unknown at this time.

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It Seems Like A Normal Forest. But When The Ground Begins To Move WOW!

Imagine walking through the woods on a cool, windy day. You look around and take all the sights in, from the trees above to the floor below. As you head through the trees you carefully step over dead branches and jutting roots, then you notice something odd and out of place.

What should be still, solid, stable ground is anything but that. Instead, the Earth all around you is heaving and moving slowly, like it’s alive or possessed by something. That would really freaky and weird, right? For one man, this was reality.

Brian Nuttall captured footage and evidence of his strange walk through the woods this past Halloween, when the weakened remnants of Hurricane Patricia were passing through Nova Scotia, Canada. He had been walking through the forest in Apple River when he came upon the peculiar sight.

In the video he shot the ground appears to be alive and “breathing,” it heaves up and down, and steadily moves around. Mr. Nuttall shared the video he captured with with the Facebook page We Love Nova Scotia. Since it was posted, the clip has quickly caught people’s attention and imagination, and many have offered a variety of explanations for the breathing ground.

The unique forest floor activity has been described as everything from eerie and supernatural to unbelievable and quite unusual. It’s definitely abnormal and it raises a lot of questions, the main one being; what the heck is happening here? Mr. Nuttall put forth his own theory for the movement, centered around the strong winds blowing at the time.

He wrote in the comments, “I believe the larger trees are doomed to blow down but are currently spared, the smaller trees around them help hold each other up, as the wind pushes the trees into one another. The punishing prevailing winds have taken their toll on the side hill, the roots have loosened and the mossy ground from the once shaded forest floor are giving way, soon to be toppled over.”

His explanation seems to be the most logical and plausible one. Plus, he was the only witness present at the time and actually saw everything else near the moving area, so he is in the best position to make an educated guess. That doesn’t mean others haven’t put forth their own viewpoints and theories as to what could possibly be causing the ground to “breathe.”

Some people believe it to be the work of aliens or some type of supernatural entity that lives below the ground, and maybe it’ waking up. More scientific oriented explanations center around the possibility of there being water under the ground. Nova Scotia borders the Atlantic Ocean, so a few people posited that it could even be salty ocean water that’s to blame.

Then there are those who believe that it may be a sinkhole that’s beginning to form. And of course, as with every video that seems too strange and cannot be clearly explained right away, there is the crowd who say that the video is faked and photo-shopped.

Regardless of whatever may be causing the strange ground movement, it’s an awesomely weird sight to see. Check it out for yourself and then decide what you think it is…

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This Little Cube Looks Strange From The Outside But The Inside Will Blow Your Mind!

Have you ever dreamed of living in a penthouse apartment? Living high up above a city on top of a building would give you an amazing view of everything below, and much more natural light would shine in your windows.

For many, the expensive cost of such a space keeps them from ever living the top floor lifestyle. However, there is an alternative solution to that issue thanks to Werner Aisslinger. He is an architect who designed the Loft Cube, a compact living space that can be easily added onto an existing rooftop, or wherever your heart desires to live.

Aisslinger’s Loft Cube design stemmed from his vision to create a rooftop community after he had looked out over the city of Berlin and noticed all the empty, flat space not being used on top of the buildings. What he came up with was an idea to build a compact space which could easily be added onto any existing rooftop. That idea manifested into the Loft Cube, an affordable, sleek, and modern living space.

The incredibly neat and compact design measures in at a total of 430 square feet. That small footprint holds all a person needs at a price most everyone can afford, they start at around $40,000. Not only are the spaces modern and sleek, they are comfortable and fit almost all the amenities found in much larger spaces or homes.

The cube can be built on location in as few as 5 days, and it can be disassembled and removed just as easily in even less time than it takes to build, 1 day. There is no need for a foundation because it rests on 4 legs, which are adjustable to accommodate uneven surfaces or ground. It’s basically a portable house and can be take and set up practically anywhere.

The interior of the cube is comfortable and divided with adjustable panels into 4 separate areas, a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. The entire home is built to be self-sufficient since it is portable and off the grid. Everything from the air conditioning to the entertainment system is built into the cube and controlled by a master panel with the touch of a finger.

If your thinking that since the cost is so low then they must have skimped elsewhere, they didn’t. The built in appliances are quality, high end pieces and all of the fittings and minute details are meticulous and exact. The Loft Cube is a durable high tech home, and it was both designed and made to last a lifetime.

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As The Plants Pressure Builds Seeds Are Exposed Then I Was Stunned When They Did THIS

Plants have evolved some unique ways to survive and prosper in every corner of the globe. Some give off horrible stenches to attract bugs to them so that they can pollinate it, like the corpse flower. Then there are those that are carnivorous and feast on insects, such as the Venus fly trap and pitcher plants. And now we can add plants that explode to the list, as the Smithsonian Channel has uploaded a video featuring this fascinating natural phenomenon. It may sound violent and harmful but the plants have a very good reason for developing the explosive tactics.

The plants shown in the video have evolved the tactic in order to disperse their seeds as far as away as possible from the mother plant. By dispersing seeds in this manner the plants can spread them anywhere from less than a foot away all the way up to 200 feet. That way the plants don’t have to rely on animals to eat them and spread the seeds by expelling them in their droppings. It also eliminates the need for the seeds to be light enough to travel and disperse by the wind, which is what many plant rely on to help scatter them far and wide.

The Smithsonian footage shows three different plants exploding, including violets, touch me nots, and squirting cucumbers. The violet pods slowly dry out and shrivel up which causes the shrinking pods to squeeze the seeds until the pressure becomes too great and they burst open. That is when the seeds launch through the air and away from the plant. Touch me nots are similar in that they build up immense pressure until the slightest disturbance sets them off like a firework.

Even a tiny droplet of water falling onto one can be just enough of a contact that makes them explode. Finally, the coolest and craziest plant in the video is the squirting cucumber. When it becomes ripe it can be set off by the slightest vibration or disturbance. As the cucumber falls away from the plant it forcefully spurts out a steady stream of seeds and liquid. This ensures that all of the seeds get randomly spread out all around and away from the mother plant, and the next generation lives on.

The awesome spectacle is neat to see, especially in slow motion. People like to say that mother nature always puts on a good show and that adage rings true here.

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