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#1    Beany

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:32 AM

I was walking around the campus where I work the other day, and a couple of trees were cordoned off with yellow police tape. The grounds keepers doing tree maintenance said the trees, which were really tall, had some heavy pine cones that they were cutting down. They gave me one that had been cut down, and it weighed at least 10 pounds and was very dense. The trees were roped off because if one of the cones broke loose and dropped down from about 25 feet on to someone's head, it would probably kill them. So I had to go back to the office & google Bunya tree. This is what I found:


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  • The Huffington Post UK - Giant Pine Cone Warning: Australian ...
    www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/03/05/giant-pine-cone...



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:51 AM

We have a golf course where my high school team regularly practiced at, awhile back a palm fell off a tree on the first tee and implailed someones leg. As one could imagine, this led to regular maintanence, but we still eyed that tree suspiciously at tee off.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:41 AM

Your link doesn't work.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:42 PM

I was having problems with the link last night. http://en.wikipedia....caria_bidwillii


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:38 PM

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Ok, now that pine cone is NOT fooling around!!

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:23 PM

Thats no cone... thats a space station.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:11 AM

Almost takes my mind off of the suspicious coconuts, these homicidal pine cones.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 02:34 AM

Holy Moly! I had no idea! Again, learn something new here everyday... :yes:

I want one of those cones!

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 02:52 AM

Well I think it's awesome that they are proactive about this.
After the deaths from falling tree branches in NYC, which still occur somehow, use NYC as an example.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:04 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 15 September 2013 - 02:34 AM, said:

Holy Moly! I had no idea! Again, learn something new here everyday... :yes:

I want one of those cones!

What in the world would you do with it?  :D

Are you planning on collecting them for your xmas tree?  Because you'd probably only need one.  Either that or you've got a colossal tree!  :o  lol

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:19 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 15 September 2013 - 08:04 AM, said:

What in the world would you do with it?  :D

Are you planning on collecting them for your xmas tree?  Because you'd probably only need one.  Either that or you've got a colossal tree!  :o  lol

Haha! I just think they are cool. I'd set it out for a conversation piece. Take bets on whether guests thought it was real or not... you know, make a little extra cash... :P

Edited by QuiteContrary, 15 September 2013 - 08:20 AM.

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:30 AM

Night of the Giant killing Pine cones!! :lol:


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:43 AM

Dang. That's one big cone. Looks like a pineapple on steroids.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:08 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 15 September 2013 - 08:19 AM, said:

Haha! I just think they are cool. I'd set it out for a conversation piece. Take bets on whether guests thought it was real or not... you know, make a little extra cash... :P

It looks like it would be pretty heavy but in the pic, the person is holding it up seemingly easy enough.  I wonder if they can be carved out for Halloween?

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:47 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 15 September 2013 - 11:08 PM, said:

I wonder if they can be carved out for Halloween?

there you go, complete with funky skin condition

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

P.S. Just to be clear, because sometimes I am not. I do not believe...
in the existence of a large previously unknown undiscovered hairy biped roaming North America.
But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.




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