Wonder on the Web
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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- Editor's Note from November 26, 2015
Issue 36: What smells so good, the other First Thanksgiving, and birds that gather to remember. /
- Oh, How He Smells Us
Sniff and see that the Lord is good. /
- The First Thanksgiving We Don’t Remember
Bad fortune, divine chastisement, and mercy after the Pilgrims feasted with the Wampanoag. /
- Bird Brained
You know you can’t fly. But they may have you beat on memory, too. /
- Living Things
“Our poems / Are like the wart-hogs” /
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