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Old tree in Ireland blows over and reveals medieval skeleton

Collooney - The remains of a young man was discovered by archaeologist after a 200-year-old tree blown over during a storm in Ireland.

Pub customers 'appalled' as Christmas tree goes up in July

Milton Keynes - A British bar and restaurant has sparked outrage from customers after putting up a Christmas tree over five months before the big day. The pub was apparently using it as a "training exercise" for staff but drinkers weren't happy.

Girl uses Facebook to save her father's life (VIDEO)

Henlawson - A frightened 10-year-old girl turns to social media for help when a tree crashes on top of her father during a thunderstorm.

Naked man climbs tree and tells police he is making it his home

Over the weekend a 40-year-old man climbed a 40-foot pine tree in Arab, Alabama, with no clothes on. He told police that he was cleaning it up and going to make it his home.

Daily Relief: Wednesday 26 March

A light-hearted look at the odd events happening in the world. Today includes a unique way of controlling a math class, an auto-correct fail and a Star Wars twist to Pharrell William's song Be Happy.

Older trees grow faster than young ones

Mature trees soak up more carbon dioxide than younger ones, resulting in them growing faster, a new study finds. This finding applies to various types of trees.

Deceased South African actor found hanging from a tree

Pretoria North - Fifty-nine-year-old South African actor Nico Liebenberg was found dead Sunday, hanging from a tree close to his home in Pretoria North.

The coconut palm: A tree of life

The coconut palm has existed since man can remember. Its roots dig into the sand, planting itself in soft terrain, yet able to withstand the worst of storms. Bending with the winds and surf, a coconut palm may live 100 years.

Busy beaver causes huge traffic jam in Sweden

Borensberg - Doing what beavers do best, a Swedish beaver felled a tree near Borensberg in Östergötland on Friday, completely blocking traffic on a busy road and causing long queues of vehicles.

Video: Golfer Sergio Garcia hits ball from tree at Bay Hill

What does a pro-golfer do when his ball ends up in a tree? In the case of Sergio Garcia, he climbs up there and hits it, one-handed.

Compound from the ‘toothbrush tree’ may treat TB

A compound extracted from the South African toothbrush tree appears to inactivate tuberculosis in a previously unseen way.

Tips for an allergy-free Christmas

People affected by allergies to dust, nuts and other substances can often suffer worse at Christmas time compared to other times of the year. To help reduce the allergy impact the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital has issued some tips.

National Tree Day 2012 celebrated in Australia Special

Sydney - The National Tree Day event at Federal Park, Jubilee Park and Harold Park on the Glebe foreshore was attended by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.

Woman arrested for burning down 3,500-year-old tree

The fifth oldest individual tree in the world, as well as the largest Pond Cypress in America, ended up being burned from the inside out on January 16.

Founder Isadore Sharp celebrates 50 years of Four Seasons Hotel legacy Special

Toronto - In a special event in Toronto, Four Season Hotel Isadore Sharp looked back to 1961, when he first brought one of the world's most recognized brands to the hospitality industry. How is Sharp and the Toronto hotel honouring its past?

Students create Christmas tree from plastic spoons

Taichung - Students in Taiwan won an award for the best Christmas tree created from recycled materials with their 12 metre high tree made of plastic spoons.

Emirates Palace Hotel regrets $11M Christmas tree

Abu Dhabi - The Emirates Palace Hotel's extravagant Christmas tree, decorated in jewelry, gold and gems, and recently unveiled in Abu Dhabi, will be remembered as the most expensive Christmas tree in history, as well as the seven-star hotel's greatest regret.

Thieves destroy Birmingham Christmas tree in holiday fire

Birmingham - The Grinch may have stolen Christmas, but in Birmingham, Alabama, the culprits were copper thieves in a bungled theft that set the city Christmas tree on fire in downtown's Linn Park on Wednesday.

Tate Britain's Christmas tree decorated with nothing

London - Many people may be left wondering where the decorations are when they view the Christmas tree located in London's Tate Britain this year, as the tree is bare.

Giant chocolate Christmas tree will help raise funds for charity

Sceaux - A chocolate lover’s ideal Christmas decoration, a ten-metre-high tree made entirely of chocolate, has been created in France to help raise funds for charity.

Indian man climbs tree to escape from wife's medical bill

Bhubaneswar - Paying medical bills can certainly be stressful, but one man from India flipped his lid and climbed a tree to avoid paying his wife's bill.

Sophia Bush feels right back at home on 'One Tree Hill' Special

With the start of Season 8 just weeks away, the leading lady of "One Tree Hill" reveals the secret of the show’s success -- its fans. Bush also talks about the possible future of the series and why she's continually making movies during her hiatuses.

Tree which inspired Anne Frank comes down

Amsterdam - The chestnut tree that cheered Anne Frank during her period of hiding from the Nazis has toppled over in Amsterdam. The iron which had been supporting the tree also fell.

Trees migrating North due to warming

A study conducted by U.S. Forest Service has found that some tree species in the Eastern United States are migrating North at a rate not seen before. Some of them are moving at an average clip of 62 miles (100 kilometers) a century.

Unsuspecting Horse Gets Head Stuck Up A Tree

A curious horse got caught in a rather precarious position recently when a passer by couldn't believe what he saw. The poor horse had managed to get it's head stuck in a tree.

The Extraordinary Life of Tree-man Could Return to Normal

We are stunned, amazed and sometimes even frightened by what nature throws at the human body, yet nothing has been more intriguing or shocking as the man who has grown into a tree, with branches for arms and now roots growing out of his feet

Military Fighter Jet Plows Into Tree And Pilot Survives To Tell The Tale

After flying too low and sucking up a tree, an F-16 pilot managed to return the plane to safety, although credit should go to the plane's engineering.

Well There Was This Cat

Did you hear the one about a cat stuck in the willow tree? Seems a fluffy feline climbed a tree in Yonkers last week and then couldn't figure out how to make it back down. The townfolk tried the old reliable, banging cans of cat food. It was no use.

Theft of 50-foot Tree has Owner Stumped

Kelley Fornatoro, was shocked when she returned to her California home after a week-long vacation to find the 50-foot California Pepper tree missing from her back yard. Neighbors were surprised to learn that she was not responsible for the 2-day removal.

Tree Risks Extinction Due To Use As Sex Enhancer

There is a rumor afoot that the roots of a tree found in Kampala, Uganda enhances libido and virility, and if this is really true, then the tree faces extinction. Ugandan officials are warning the the demand for this may surpass the nation's supply.
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Chocolate Christmas tree
Chocolate Christmas tree
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Immature cacao pods on tree.
Immature cacao pods on tree.
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Squirrel in a tree eating food at Kananaskis Village  Kananaskis Country  Alberta.
Squirrel in a tree eating food at Kananaskis Village, Kananaskis Country, Alberta.
Part of the grounds in Sopwell House  a very English retreat.
Part of the grounds in Sopwell House, a very English retreat.
A crow watched the cloudy day brighten to partly sunny.
A crow watched the cloudy day brighten to partly sunny.
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A crow soars between bare and evergreen branches to join the flock in the cloudy midwinter dawn.
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Octopus shade tree
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This ginkgo tree's leaves remain green long after the maples, ash and chestnut trees begin to turn autumn colors.
A Christmas tree in a family home.
A Christmas tree in a family home.
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Mountain top tree in Semen Stolbnik near Aleppo, Syria
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Christmas lights shine in the darkness
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For years I have found myself wondering whenever I strolled by, whether the inside rooms of this unadvertised place with rounded, walled balconies are unusual in any way.
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Grains of paradise is obtained from the ground seeds; it imparts a pungent, peppery flavor with hints of citrus.
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Suddenly a crow seemed to flow into flying.

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