What the heck is an old remote control doing embedded in a tree? Click image to see larger version.[/caption] Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School At my school â€“ Big Picture High School in Burien â€“ an old remote control-like device is embedded in a tree: Yes you read that right â€“ some kind of weird old remote control device is embedded in a tree! This remote looks very old, and for once I really donâ€™t have a story for you…just a mystery:
Just how the heck did this device get embedded in the trunk and bark of a tree?
What oh what the heck is it?We know nothing about it â€“ all we only know is that itâ€™s really old (from the 1960s or 70s?), and itâ€™s in one of the trees at the school (which is formally a transition school for different districts) and is way up about 15-20 feet in the trunk. It may alsoÂ have a chain attached to it â€“ we just donâ€™t know. Nobody has yet to climb up the tree and examine the device, but it appears to have the wordÂ â€œTaiwanâ€ written on it. So we are asking for our Readerâ€™s help! My theory: When the tree was just little â€“ maybe five feet tall â€“ some kids put a remote and chain at the base of the branches. The remote got forgotten, the tree grew up and the kids went away. I know its not a good theory but that’s all I’ve got â€“ please leave a Comment below with your theories on this weird device! Some photos courtesy Nancy Pappas, Career Development & Internships Coordinator at Highline Big Picture School.
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