The Ten Most Magnificent Trees in The World (via Ampersand).
This one’s the oldest known human-planted tree in the world, the Sri-Maha-Bodhi tree in Sri Lanka, planted in 288BCE, allegedly from a cutting from the actual banyan tree under which the Buddha meditated.
[image from Images of Ceylon]
Scared of flying? What if you woke up from a nap and found yourself sitting next to a corpse? (Hint: show some compassion for the dead woman’s daughter instead of complaining about how it ruined your trip in first class)