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This blows my mind. In Norfolk, UK, about 2000 BCE, this tideland area was salt marsh. What you see in this photo are the remains of a huge oak that was planted, crown-down and roots up, in the peat. Encircling it are 55 pillars cut from local oaks. 

The amount of work this represents is staggering. And what was the purpose?? To a culture that (we think) felt a strong religious connection with oaks, what does an upside-down one represent?

Read more about “Seahenge”…. 

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HISTORY Fun

I’m completely obsessed with Bunny, the sheepadoodle who talks using communication buttons. Not only is it fascinating to see what a dog wants to talk about (poop! cats!), but it’s changed the way I think about our dogs. You can Meet Bunny here. Then watch to the end of this Inside Edition story to see what Federico Rossano, a professor at UC San Diego, says dogs are most frequently asking their humans to do. It’s probably not what you think!

For a bonus laugh, check out this cat named Billi and her favorite word.

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ANIMAL Fun

This bridge made of the roots of living trees in India reminds me of Lord of the Rings and the way the Sylvan Elves co-exist with trees. Unlike a steel bridge, this one gets stronger as it ages. Also, unlike a steel bridge, this one’s part of a beautiful symbiotic relationship.

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FUN to think about