Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.
how the hell do you bend and braid a tree
Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together.
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together.
You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.
As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.
On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.
But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:
i love the Women Against Feminism that are like “I dont need feminism because i can admit i need my husband to open a jar for me and thats ok!” cause listen 1. get a towel 2. get the towel damp 3. put it on the lid and twist. BAM now men are completely useless. you, too, can open a jar. time to get a divorce
Gun control, like many other areas of law in American history, has been shaped by prejudice…after the Civil War there was a rash of gun control laws aimed at disarming blacks.
To enforce these laws, racists began to form posses [later to be known as the KKK] that would go out at night in large groups, generally wearing disguises, and terrorize black homes, seizing every gun they could find.
…a close look at [the Gun Control Act of 1968] revealed that it wasn’t really about controlling guns; it was about controlling blacks. And the NRA, in its signature publication, American Rifleman, took credit for the law and extolled its virtues.
shit the more these racist cops keep shootin our people the more i wanna pick up a gun like the Black Panther Party for Self Defense to defend myself and my communities against police brutality.
- "A List of Laws Designed to Disarm Slaves, Freedmen, and African-Americans" starting from 1640
- Fear of a Black Gun Owner: Ironically, the NRA used to support gun control — when the Black Panthers started packing
- NRA president: Gun-control movement founded by racists (oh the irony)
- The Long, Racist History of Gun Control in America
- Traditionally, racists and reactionaries demanded gun control in America. Why have Leftists now joined in?
- The Discriminatory History of Gun Control
- The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery