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Date: 04/26/11 03:00 PM

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  1. Profile photo of f0rk0
    f0rk0 Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    Link: Why You So Powerful, Nature? - This is a photo of a dead Sequoia tree--it washed up on the beach. How?
  2. Profile photo of yumyum1
    yumyum1 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    Shopped...sequoia trees are not hollow...they`d sink in water
  3. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    How was it washed up? Waves pushed it...? Is this a trick question?
  4. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    the island thing in the back reminds me of Plastic Beach...
  5. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    killer whale thats how
  6. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    I`m thinking the roots rotted, the tree collapsed in high wind or was washed out by wave action.

    Then, the trunk fell in the sea and was gradually moved up a beach by means of tides.

    But what do I know? Do we have a dendrologist in the house?
  7. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    LazyMe- Probably outside a dendrologist`s forte. More like someone who studies currents. No idea what that study is called
  8. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    Sorry guys!

    Next time I gotta pee in the woods I won`t let it out full-force.
  9. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    DShephard- I know! I hate it when this happens. Last time I let it out full force it was in the desert of Northern Arizona...
  10. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    ....woah....how in the f*ck?
  11. Profile photo of AngryYouth
    AngryYouth Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    Don`t be fooled guys, that is not a giant tree; that is only a miniature man standing next to a very small tree. JK
  12. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    I`m thinking a dendrologist would know if it floats, or if the roots are susceptible to rotting near shorelines, but an oceanologist would tell us about tide action and a climatologist would tell us about wind forces and rain loads.
  13. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    I`m thinking I should stop starting my posts with `I`m thinking`.
  14. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    I`m thinking you might be right. They might have to stop, collaborate and listen to each other to figure it all out.
  15. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    I see that "The Ant" has move one step up from "rubber tree plants" eh?
  16. Profile photo of ihurtmyself
    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    shopped.
  17. Profile photo of jackbutlers
    jackbutlers Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    OH MY GOD ITS A WHALE!
  18. Profile photo of Fairienyte
    Fairienyte Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    Oh Wow~ That`s first beach in La Push!
  19. Profile photo of KeePay
    KeePay Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    That warrants a

    DAMN NATURE YOU SCARY
  20. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    If nature is so powerful, why did its tree fall over? YOUR MOVE NATURE
  21. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    @yumyum: Trees have to hollow to float?
  22. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    I`ve no idea if it would float, but there`s certainly plenty of force to move it. KE = 0.5mv^2. Not much v in the sea, but a great deal of m. One of the problems with generating electricty from waves is that there`s so much energy in a moving sea that it tends to break the wave power generators.

    If it wouldn`t float, is it possible that a particularly violent event could have deposited it on shore? Tsunami? Hurricane? The beach seems otherwise undisturbed, but maybe it`s possible that other debris was cleared away first and the tree left till last because of its size and weight.
  23. Profile photo of j12araiza
    j12araiza Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    fake or not, i like it, and if it wasn`t for the guy/girl standing there, it would be my background :D
  24. Profile photo of botfly
    botfly Male 50-59
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    Global warming
  25. Profile photo of kangoala
    kangoala Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    The tree didn`t float there, it just WAS there. BAM!
  26. Profile photo of fenderjaguar
    fenderjaguar Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    Am I the only person that isn`t amazed that the most abundant substance on earth was able to carry the equivalent of a grain of sand to its final resting place on that beach?
  27. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    Angilion- OOOHhhh... an equation, you must be smart.

    Food for thought- the ocean put the beach there, don`t you think it is a trivial matter for it to put a comparably puny tree there?
  28. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    fenderjaguar- I agree with you. Especially as a Geology student, you really realize the forces at work on Earth are massive beyond our real comprehension.
  29. Profile photo of hopeislost
    hopeislost Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    Ummmm...the tide
  30. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    If a man speaks his mind in a forest, is he still wrong?
  31. Profile photo of FemBot
    FemBot Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    If you live on the coast it`s obvious because you see this all the time. Walk to the edge of a bluff or cliff and there are usually a few trees halfway undermined already, where you can see grass hanging over the edge, tree roots hanging out and the whole tree leaning over. Give `em a few years, and boom, instant driftwood. - copypasta
  32. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    Angilion- OOOHhhh... an equation, you must be smart.

    Hardly - it`s very basic physics, something a moderately well educated child should know.
  33. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    Food for thought- the ocean put the beach there, don`t you think it is a trivial matter for it to put a comparably puny tree there?

    The beach wasn`t moved there all in one go, which breaks your comparison.

    I could move a hundred tonnes of sand if I had enough time. That does not mean it would be a trivial matter for me to move 100Kg in one go.
  34. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    Angilion- I see your sarcasm detector is malfunctioning.

    Also, isn`t the energy of a system the sum of each action? So if you perform one joule of work X number of times, don`t you perform nX joules?
  35. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    That`s irrelevant unless you`re arguing that the sea carried the tree in numerous smaller pieces and reassembled it on the beach.
  36. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    I think everyone has forgotten wood floats. Imagine a beached whale, now replace the whale with a drating huge tree. Problem solved.
  37. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    Not really. If it can move a fraction of a gram kilometers, can`t it move several tons millimeters at a time?
  38. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    Looks like World of Warcraft!
  39. Profile photo of handimanner
    handimanner Male 60-69
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:31 pm
    Redwood is lighter than cedar, yet cedar trees float, they`re nautically called "deadheads"
  40. Profile photo of mr_c_bowler
    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    I blame either Japan or the bay of Fundy (I think thats how you spell it)
  41. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    Not really. If it can move a fraction of a gram kilometers, can`t it move several tons millimeters at a time?

    Not necessarily - the larger mass would have a far larger inertia.

    Note that I`m not arguing that a sea couldn`t move a very large tree - I`ve already argued that it easily can. I`m arguing against your argument that because it can deposit small amounts of material many times it must be trivial for it to deposit an extremely large amount of material once.
  42. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    You had that wrong, it moved the tree many times. I understand what your saying though.
  43. Profile photo of i-am-ninja
    i-am-ninja Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm
    @handimanner

    weight has nothing to do with floating it`s the objects density

    @danthew

    not always trees can become water logged and do often. people harvest trees from bottoms of lakes and such for wood
  44. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm
    Redwood floats on water, This specimen must`ve been washed up on shore during s storm.
  45. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm
    @i-am-ninja Okay, sometimes trees don`t float. But this one obviously did.
  46. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    holy hell
  47. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    can i bring it home?
  48. Profile photo of wko
    wko Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    i think a better title would`ve been
    "Damn nature, you scary!"
  49. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    Follow the footprints. They`ll lead you to Chuck Norris.
  50. Profile photo of Howler81
    Howler81 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    @freddyferret: You win.
  51. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    that would look nice in my garden.
  52. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm
    Hey, wood floats (with exceptions, such as waterlogged wood or extremely dense hardwood trees). Don`t be deceived by the size of the bastard. It`s all about density. A stick thrown in the river will float just as readily as a massive tree in the ocean. In fact, a little easier in the ocean due to the additional buoyancy from the salt content. It ain`t about how heavy it is.
  53. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    Those are crazy to see in person. Absolutely massive.
  54. Profile photo of Djarum
    Djarum Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    Sort`a looks like Ruby Beach in WA. Fuqkloads of trees and logs on the beaches across the North West.
  55. Profile photo of erick0619
    erick0619 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    i would have taken a chainsaw to the thinner parts of the tree and would have had some one make me a table or somepoo
  56. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm
    Wait??? aren`t sequoia trees (especially the big ones) not close to the ocean. it must have been aliens
  57. Profile photo of K0ttin_K0b
    K0ttin_K0b Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    Sequoia trees are located in california... They`re right next to the ocean >.>
  58. Profile photo of thehitcher
    thehitcher Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 12:01 am
    @Djarum i love ruby beach
  59. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 12:04 am
    I feel like this tree dislodged from a mudslide and fell into the body of water. I mean even the roots are mostly intact...
  60. Profile photo of pwnlord
    pwnlord Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 1:29 am
    "I feel like this tree dislodged from a mudslide and fell into the body of water. I mean even the roots are mostly intact..."

    Errh, Sequoia trees have massive root systems.. it seems like it rotted through at the base and broke off into the ocean.
  61. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 1:55 am
    That is one big tree ^^ I want one :3
  62. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 3:07 am
    how, more like wow
  63. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 3:19 am
    I feel like this tree dislodged from a mudslide.......

    Thanks for the input councillor Troy.

    OT:The waves the brought that in must have been truely massive, scary.
  64. Profile photo of mr_fribbles
    mr_fribbles Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2011 at 4:29 am
    Whats that in the background?
  65. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 5:35 am
    "I feel like this tree dislodged from a mudslide.......


    "Thanks for the input councillor Troy.

    OT:The waves the brought that in must have been truely massive, scary."

    Waves + high tide probably. This must be low tide.
  66. Profile photo of steve41high
    steve41high Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 5:39 am
    its an optical illusion, that bloke is only half a foot tall
  67. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 6:38 am
    How? Because wood floats ....
  68. Profile photo of chimmeychang
    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 6:46 am
    tides, you cant explain that!

  69. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 6:49 am
    @handsompod

    implying trees don`t float

    see kairobert
  70. Profile photo of TheTumor
    TheTumor Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 6:54 am
    How? There`s like 7 of them in the background and that hill looks like it washed out. One fell in the drink and washed back up after surfing for a few. nothing too post-worthy. This should be on some art website...not IAB. gtfo my internets.
  71. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 6:55 am
    that is awesome
  72. Profile photo of crabcake
    crabcake Female 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:00 am
    LMAO!
  73. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:15 am
    "How? There`s like 7 of them in the background and that hill looks like it washed out. One fell in the drink and washed back up after surfing for a few. nothing too post-worthy. This should be on some art website...not IAB. gtfo my internets."

    Ooh somebody needs a tampon.
  74. Profile photo of mega_luis15
    mega_luis15 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:25 am
    welcome to Pandora.
  75. Profile photo of SmokyMcPott
    SmokyMcPott Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 7:50 am
    Hey Tumour... Sounds like someones got sand in their vagina...
  76. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:31 am
    Ikeray, no I did not imply wood doesn`t float you 2@ I suggested the sea must have been incredibly strong to bring that tree so far up.
  77. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:34 am
    Thats one big tree. You could live in that thing.
  78. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 8:59 am
    "if nature is so powerful, why did this tree fall over? YOUR MOVE NATURE"


  79. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:09 am
    Woooow. My new desktop background.
  80. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 9:58 am
    @Tiredofnicks haha u have a picture of some douchebag on your desktop
  81. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:29 am
    Thats a big tree but Google lituya bay mega tsunami and it puts this lil matchstick in perspective.
  82. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 10:57 am
    Wow.. Build a boat anyone?
  83. Profile photo of tinki911
    tinki911 Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:17 am
    WOOOOOW *picks jaw up from the floor*
  84. Profile photo of KynMites
    KynMites Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:27 am
    NOHA! BUILD ME AN ARK 300 CUBITS LONG BY 50 CUBITS WIDE AND 30 CUBITS HIGH.
  85. Profile photo of 16comets09
    16comets09 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:34 am
    wood floats people
  86. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 11:47 am
    looks like something Yoda would live in
  87. Profile photo of n0n
    n0n Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    here`s a beach, and here`s a very large tree. my work here is done.
  88. Profile photo of Zolaki
    Zolaki Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    dude imagine if that tree was still standing................. can you say ultimate treehouse????
  89. Profile photo of lyonartime
    lyonartime Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    Your pansy drift wood pales in comparison to the might of DRIFT TREE.

    (And now for something completely different)
    Imagine if you felt that below your feet during high tide O_O. And wouldn`t the top of the tree, if intact, look much cooler?
  90. Profile photo of Yap71
    Yap71 Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    I don`t know, maybe it came from the TREE COVERED HILL IN THE BACKGROUND. hur dur dur hur dur hur dur hur dur.
  91. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    And this is why nature is awesome.
  92. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    April 28, 2011 at 7:37 am
    thats some money right there
  93. Profile photo of Wendypants
    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    April 28, 2011 at 7:57 am
    Is that British Colombia?
  94. Profile photo of Damngreens
    Damngreens Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2011 at 11:18 am
    is a red wood i bet
  95. Profile photo of Kiaran123
    Kiaran123 Male 30-39
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    April 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    My God that guy is tiny
  96. Profile photo of Mickets
    Mickets Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    @Wendypants British "Colombia"?
  97. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2011 at 11:51 am
    thats one massive tree

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