The Bizarre Dragon Blood Tree

Despite its rather uninviting appearance, the Indian Ocean archipelago-dwelling Dragon Blood tree has been used in everything from lipstick to breath fresheners, fever reduction concoctions and even toothpaste.

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The Fascinating History Of Great Britain’s Wishing Trees

Most people have tossed a coin into a fountain, or dropped a penny down a wishing well, hoping by some miracle that the act would make their wish come true. In the touristy village of Portmeirion, located in Gwynedd, North Wales, staff noticed some peculiar trees covered with coins. By examining the trees and learning their origin, the employees brought to light information about the traditions and superstition surrounding wishing trees.

Wishing Trees Coins

Source: Geograph

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