Root Tree Bridges

Photo credit: The Atlantic via My Modern Met

At first glance, these look like normal bridges, but upon closer inspection, you’ll see that they’re made from the roots of living trees. They can be found in the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India, and are formed by locals who have twisted the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. Photographer Amos Chapple captured these wondrous images of locals crossing them. Tight knots that can withstand Meghalaya’s rain-soaked environment are required to ensure safety and sturdiness. Click here to view the first image in this week’s geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of construction workers playing soccer with heavy machinery.