Wonder on the Web

Issue 36: Links to amazing stuff.

Poland’s Crooked Forest

There’s no real consensus about why all of the trees in this grove—about 400 of them—grow with a 90-degree bend at the base, facing due north. The prevailing explanation is more practical than phenomenal: farmers in the 1930s bent the saplings for a specific construction project, shipbuilding. But it certainly does make you wonder. And these eerie photos from Kilian Schönberger are just too cool ...

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Issue 36 / November 26, 2015
  1. Editor’s Note

    Issue 36: What smells so good, the other First Thanksgiving, and birds that gather to remember. /

  2. Oh, How He Smells Us

    Sniff and see that the Lord is good. /

  3. The First Thanksgiving We Don’t Remember

    Bad fortune, divine chastisement, and mercy after the Pilgrims feasted with the Wampanoag. /

  4. Bird Brained

    You know you can’t fly. But they may have you beat on memory, too. /

  5. Living Things

    “Our poems / Are like the wart-hogs” /

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