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Chinese farmer unearths boy-shaped root (gotta see)

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posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 06:32 AM
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www.shanghaidaily.com...
This was just too cool not to post.




posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 06:35 AM
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that sir, is very awkwardly shaped.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:10 AM
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Woah... that is so damn WEIRD!



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:11 AM
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That looks so good... it has to be faked. Seriously.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:11 AM
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Wow! That looks almost like an idol from old days. I wonder what sort of forces led to it being shaped like that? I googled and they're kind of odd shaped anyway, but nothing like this!

Very cool



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:33 AM
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Could have been grown in a breakable container shaped like that. It was done years ago with tomatoes to make them square to better fit on a sandwitch.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:35 AM
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wow,I didn't know that but it makes sense.Can they do that with any root?



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:40 AM
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There is no way that's real. Come on, people.


I don't know about it being PhotoChopped, but it definitely didn't come out of the ground like that.

Hey, yeah. I could be wrong... Ok. It's not impossible - it's extremely IMPROBABLE. And the symmetry??? Come on.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:44 AM
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It just so happens that this plant contains the highest source of Revesterol, which is an antiviral that inhibits neuraminidase. It helps stop the cells from manufacturing the H1N1 virus, because viruses need neuraminidase to reproduce.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:45 AM
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Eeeeeeeeep! Invasion of the body snatchers!!!! Pod person! Err, I mean cool root.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:47 AM
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Isn't that also an "anti aging" drug?I would like to know because I would like to stop aging like,now.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:55 AM
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What if this particular plant was grown with the root part inside the concrete boy-like mold with little earth inside...



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:58 AM
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It's good for lots of things. It is found in grapes and raisins, but a the highest source is this root.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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Thought that it could be mandrake, oddly shaped tho.

-v



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 09:02 AM
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yeah right, theres no way that thing came out of the ground with that perfect shape.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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thats crazy it does look soo good it almost has to be fake.
lets eat it ha



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:23 AM
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It look like the real thing.
I spent a few minutes on Google Images and found another one almost the same as in the original post.

Here's the original..........



Here's the one I found........




Edit to add picture.

[edit on 9/11/2009 by anxietydisorder]



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:29 AM
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How do you propose the roots get their nutrients then? The roots act as a sponge to feed the plant, if the soil is dead the plant will die unlike the size of that root.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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The same way as carrots, turnips and beets etc do. The fine water carrying roots from the base of the tuber will have broken away when it was pulled out of the ground or been brushed off after. All the energy is stored in the tuber so that it can go dormant for the cold months and return in spring, if it isn't pulled out of the ground and consumed that is. Leaves and water carrying roots are produced annually, the tuber itself can last for several years and will reproduce by branching.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by anxietydisorder
It look like the real thing.
I spent a few minutes on Google Images and found another one almost the same as in the original post.

Here's the original..........



Here's the one I found........




Edit to add picture.

[edit on 9/11/2009 by anxietydisorder]


And this one:



What we have is a whole well endowed family!





[edit on 9-11-2009 by loam]



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