The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

Aug 10, 2009


I never thought Cherrapunji (once the wettest place on Earth) had another, even more remarkable, claim to fame.

Root Bridges!

Trees whose secondary roots can extend many metres across streams and are strong enough to support up to fifty people at a time!

Amazing stuff.


km said...

That is something, isn't it?

The place looks positively primeval.

Fëanor said...

I never heard about this growing up in India. Did you know about it? Not sure if it ever came up either in quizzes or in textbooks or the media.

km said...

Nope, not once. Maybe they didn't call them root bridges.

But regardless, the North-east was always hidden from our textbooks (and the media, of course).

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