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A Bicycle Eaten by a Tree.



On Vashon Island (near Seattle, Washington), a tree grows carrying a rather unusual passenger - an old bike. Apparently some kid chained a bike to the tree decades ago and never picked it up, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike.

The tree and island gained some level of notoriety when Berkeley Breathed, creator of Bloom County, wrote a children's book inspired by the bicycle eating tree entitled Red Ranger Came Calling.

Story found via The Museum of Hoaxes (but this was not a hoax), pic via Arborsmith.

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I've been there - it is real, and very cool to boot. This isn't a hoax, staged or anything of the sort - just an example of what Nature will do if need be.
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