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Old 08-21-2011, 08:45 AM
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Not sure if this belongs here or in Science/Technology, but its a little of both.

Historical Thursday: The Living Bridges of Cherrapunji - There, I Fixed It - Redneck Repairs

In an remote corner of Northeast India lives an indigenous tribal people who have been mostly left alone until the past hundred years. Without the amenities of modern technology or engineering, the War-Khasi people have designed an absolutely ingenious way to cross rivers and gulches; manipulating living tree roots to form natural bridges.
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Amazing, eh? I don't know why, but this reminds me of the climbing Iknimaya scene.

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:15 AM
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:07 PM
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Therefore, not the most wondrous thing I've seen all week.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:08 PM
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Probably because they are so like the roots between the mountains.

It's an interesting example, because it would seem to have been developed completely independently - it even looks reminiscent of normal rope bridges in terms of structure.
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