Friday, June 13, 2008

You Guys Are Smart Fellers

I thought a banyan tree looked like this:

But apparently baby banyan trees look like this:

Weird, huh?

Here's a couple other interesting things about banyans ...
Today, the banyan is considered sacred in India and Pakistan, where it represents eternal life because of its seemingly ever-expanding branches.

Due to the complex structure of the roots and extensive branching, the banyan is extensively used for creating Bonsai.
And finally a little something for you to tuck away that might just come in handy some day.
The underground roots of a banyan species found in the Amazon are cut into 10 cm lengths, dried and smoked regularly to relieve pain. This practice originated in the Amazon. There are no visible side effects.
Thanks, Wikipedia.

1 comment:

Lawanda said...

Hmm. Cool. I am glad I was wrong ;) haha