posted on 11/16/2019 11:14:34 PM PST
When I was a kid I saw a lot more birch trees than I’m seeing now. Not sure why that is.
posted on 11/16/2019 11:57:06 PM PST
The bark peels off from birch trees fairly easily without harming them. More aggressive means can remove large sheets from healthy ones without killing them. Once done the uses are many. Otzi the iceman made his arrows using the tar, made by cooking it in an oxygen-free container.
Birch bark is also excellent tinder.
posted on 11/17/2019 3:35:08 AM PST
("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
We even know a guy named Elmer invented it....
posted on 11/17/2019 4:20:59 AM PST
(Mr. Franklin: We are trying to get the Republic back!)
Thanks Sunken - new word for me an my kids: “Hafting” - “Hafting is a process by which an artifact, often bone, metal, or stone is attached to a haft (handle or strap).”
A huge development for humans, but I don’t know of any animals having been shown to do it (but many do use simple tools).
posted on 11/17/2019 5:28:50 AM PST
(I drive a pickup truck to work because it makes me feel like a man.)
Wouldn’t that be gorilla glue?
posted on 11/17/2019 6:40:12 AM PST
Back in the day, Home Litho used to stock this glue on isle 4.
posted on 11/17/2019 7:20:52 AM PST
(I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
Always wondered ow they recapped tires.
posted on 11/17/2019 7:51:09 AM PST
(women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
Well, son of a birch! They fired him!
posted on 11/17/2019 3:48:38 PM PST
by null and void
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posted on 11/17/2019 3:50:54 PM PST
by Alas Babylon!
(The media is after us. Trump's just in the way.)
5,00 y/o birch gum
posted on 11/17/2019 4:06:22 PM PST
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