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 Post subject: Interesting Facts.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:18 pm 
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Tomorrow is the 111 year anniversary of the Great 1906 Earthquake. Everyone knows about all the damage in San Francisco, however, up here on the North Coast we had some major damage also. The ridge line I live on is 5 miles from the San Andreas fault. We are on the side that is not moving North.

Logging of the huge redwoods had been going on for about 40 years and what was taken first was all the low hanging fruit. All of the "perfect" trees were cut and the logger's left a bunch of big trees that weren't worth taking at the time. Of course after the quake pretty much all the big trees were taken for the rebuilding of the city. However, there are a dozen or so big trees around here that I have found while hiking and riding that are quite interesting. They all were broken about 100 feet or so up and have branched out over the years. These trees are 8-10 feet at the butt and there is one I've found that is 14 feet. We call it the BFT. I just figured that they were broken when they were falling trees in the area. Well, truth be known, they were broken/snapped from the force of the quake.

As the fault comes back inland around 10 miles north of here there is a redwood stump on the fault that was sheared in half from the fault movement. There is 20 feet distance between the stump halves. We have a trail that we ride that crisscross' the fault and the landscape totally changes on the fault line. It's kind of spooky.

So, a little local history lesson today. 8-)

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That is indeed interesting Norton!
Do you have photos of all that?

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts.
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Actually I do somewhere in my files. I'll post when I round them up.

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Yeah, I want the pic of the stump sheered in half. That would make a GREAT photo to talk about transform faults with my kids. :-)


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Turtles can breath through their butt hole


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theMeat wrote:
Turtles can breath through their butt hole


Buwahaha! :laughing-rolling:


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theMeat wrote:
Turtles can breath through their butt hole


I can burp through my butt hole........does that count? :thinking:

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norton55 wrote:
Actually I do somewhere in my files. I'll post when I round them up.



Have you found the time yet?;) As Magura stated that is very interesting. The redwoods have always been deeply rooted [no pun intended] in my soul. Everything about them have always fascinated me.


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norton55 wrote:
theMeat wrote:
Turtles can breath through their butt hole


I can burp through my butt hole........does that count? :thinking:

That's nothing. Manatees control buoyancy with farts.
https://youtu.be/hBP4BzWcZKs


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts.
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Okay, here's the beginning. I have to hike the fault to get pictures of the stump. Be patient.
The butt
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The top where it broke
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Another tree.
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The view up the road from me
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I bought a red convertible for my mid life crisis.
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More to come.

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Awesome, you live in a wonderland. Looking forward to some more.


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Thanks Norton, much appreciated.

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Definitely some nice country. Glad you're enjoying it. Thanks for sharing


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That was interesting.

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Another broken tree.......

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Amazing place!
Thanks for sharing Norton.

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts.
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I'm still working on the "sheared stump" pics. My friend, who's family has land near the stump, may have some photos. Otherwise were working on a hike to the site to get some pics.

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It's like an enchanted forest. Looking forward to the sheared stamp shots.


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For some reason I keep forgetting to chime in on this thread (damn you Hotties thread!). These sheared trees are really cool. I can only imagine what it must have been like to see all those trees swaying like crazy during the quake. I also like the pics of your little neck of the woods norton. Thanks for posting!

Yes, this is very interesting. I dig stuff like this. And sweet convertible!


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This is interesting. And good to know.
Wearing this may ruin your chances of getting a date


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This isn't a fact but a question, that may or may not be interesting. I bought a green banana last Sunday and its still as green today as it was then. What's going on here?


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Are you sure it's just not a "green banana" ? ;)

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norton55 wrote:
Are you sure it's just not a "green banana" ? ;)

Hahaha, maybe it is. However I worry that it might be some sort of frankennaner with origins in China, Russia or even North Korea. :o

Oh, and as of yesterday it was still hard and green! That just ain't right. :lol:


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In fact it is not so strange.
This is how they get the bananas to you in the first place.
When they reach the destination, they use what they call a "provocator", which is simply a ripe banana.
Once exposed to a ripe banana, the ripening process starts.

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Meed to pair it up with a ripe banana to see if that works. Needing exposure to a ripe banana to start the others is something i had not heard before.


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It's been with ripe bananas and it just won't turn! Normally I never have problems with green naners ripening up in a day or two but this is just plain ridiculous.
I just checked it and its still as green as an Orion woman and hard as a rock.


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Magura wrote:
In fact it is not so strange.
This is how they get the bananas to you in the first place.
When they reach the destination, they use what they call a "provocator", which is simply a ripe banana.
Once exposed to a ripe banana, the ripening process starts.

Magura :D


I really like this.
Often referred to as a protagonist, or a provocator.
From now on, y'all can call me ripe banana.

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