Shelved by: Meadock on 2012-05-16 | Source
Mankind in peril.
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Thats pretty cool
Best natural memorial ever seen
It's up pretty high now... almost as high as everyone who lives on Vashon.
That confuses me. The apical dominance of a standard tree wouldn't allow the bike to rise off the grand as the tree grew taller. that's why carving your name in a tree allows it to stay in the same place for decades at a time. It would rise off the ground as the tree grew from sapling to initial stages of adulthood, but it shouldn't get any higher up than in this pic, which appears to be about 4 feet.
It's actually 7 feet! This is also interesting, but doesn't explain how it happened..
Who the hell would send a boy to war?!
It was WWI most of the people who fought were just boys.
Thank you! Someone had to ask. After reading all the holes in this, I think this post is SHIT. Down-vote.
I think the year might be a bit off... the US didn't enter WW1 till 1917
Some Americans went to World War I with canadian forces as volunteers ala Legends Of The Fall...
This one has been on the internet for years and is bullshit. Theres no official account nor record. Inmystratejaket is correct, as is feliks530. That bike clearly belonged to someone between 5 and 8 years old. You can find youtube videos of people touchin for a size reference--showing its a kids bike.
I only know this because one day i literally had noting better to do. I was likely too sober.
I love how no one noticed my explanation for this picture and the resulting peril to humanity this implies.
What war was America fighting in 1914?
We didn't enter WW1 till 1917.
om nom nom
I live in Washington! I must find this!
me to follow me into the woods and we will go on a adventure
Seems legit! Do you have candy and puppies too?
yes i have gummy bears and 2 pug puppies and 1 opened pepsi it will be fun
PEPSI?! THE DEAL'S OFF!
NOT TRUE!!! Look it up. Dude, from there was like, "LOL no bitch that's my bike. I left that shit there long time ago."
This story is actually false. Heres the ACTUAL story.
"THE REAL STORY.
There’s currently a story circulating on Facebook about the bicycle in the tree on Vashon Island. It’s a made-up story of a boy who left his bike by the tree, went off to war in 1914 and never came back.
I intend to set the record straight. In actuality there is a bicycle that a tree grew around on Vashon Island. But the true story of how it got there is quite different.
In 1954 Helen Puz (who is now 99 years old) moved to Center with her five children. At that time she had been recently widowed.
“People were very sympathetic and generous,” writes Puz in a document on display at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum. “We were given a girl’s bike and my 8-year-old son, Don, seemed the natural one to ride it.”
Don was none too happy having a girls bike, said Puz, but it was better than none.
The neighborhood boys, including Don, liked to play behind a local restaurant called, “The Den.” (This restaurant is now called Sound Food.)
One day Don told his mother that he had lost his bike and he wasn’t sure where he’d left it. They both let it go because Don was a little embarrassed to be riding a girl’s bike anyway.
Forty years later Puz read in the Beachcomber, Vashon’s newspaper, that someone had discovered a bike up in a tree near Sound Food. The bike was five feet off the ground and the tree had grown around it. News of the tree bike even carried to Japan where they made a film about it.
The mystery of where Don Puz left his bike had finally been solved"
how old was this "boy"? seven?