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Top 10 Crazy Christmas Trees Made from Bottles, Bikes, Shopping Carts and More!

by , 12/25/13
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GE’S OLED HOLIDAY TREE

The researches at GE Lighting created a tree that is only lights, using a ribbon of green-hued flexible OLEDs. How’s that for a new take on the “O Christmas Tree” carol?!

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LOBSTER POT TREE

Now in its 8th year, the building of a Lobster Pot Tree has become a yearly ritual in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Artist Julian Popko and family build the tree uses these lobster cages borrowed from local lobsterman. See it all aglow in this video from the lighting ceremony!

photo by Falk Lademann

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SHOPPING CART TREE

In a tower of glistening metal and lights, the Shopping Cart Tree is an awe inspiring alternative to the evergreen tree. This tree was built by Anthony Schmitt and can be seen in Santa Monica California. Schmitt has been building cart trees for fourteen years and says that they “symbolizes both generosity and abundance, as well as acknowledging those less fortunate where their whole world may be housed in a cart. We see shopping carts everyday and take them for granted. Individually the beauty of an everyday object may become invisible, but in quantity you can’t miss it”.

photo by David Abercrombie

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PAC MAN HOLIDAY TREE

A huge pyramid erected in downtown Madrid featured a larger-than-life Pac Man arcade game. The lit and interactive display was created with thousands of LED lights.  Check out this video with a 360 view of the tree.

photo by Morpheu5

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HEINEKEN BOTTLE TREE

The makers of Heineken created a enormous tree in Shanghai, China using 1,000 beer bottles! We hope they recycled these after the holiday!

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  1. Munsell Color Munsell Color December 9, 2011 at 9:02 am

    We love these unique Christmas Trees! They’re absolutely beautiful! The Murano Glass Tree is probably our favorite, but the CD and cassette tree is pretty neat as well!

  2. rnbram December 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    How does the IEA incorporate into their conclusion
    a) the fact that during the Jurassic age atmospheric CO2 was nearly 100x that of the present, the temperature was (only) 3 to 5 degrees Celsius warmer, and the dinosaur food chain was wildly rich;
    b) the present conditions constitute one of the two or three lowest CO2 levels and lowest temperature levels in the last 800 million years, so surely a return-to-the-mean is a return to normal;
    c) that sea level increase might take 200-300 yrs so coastal properties will more likely collapse from old age than from flooding.
    d) the fact that Volcanoes produce more CO2 each year than has all of humanity since the Industrial Revolution began,
    e) that below 3000m the oceans are not saturated with CO2, which is need by organisms to create shells & spicules (via Calcium carbonate, CaCO3)
    f) the fact that sedimentary and slate type metamorphic rocks contain CaCO3 made from atmospheric CO2 and are the primary component of all of the Worlds major mountain ranges.
    g) were atm-CO2 to have declined to 0.018% plants would be unable to add biomass for lack of CO2
    h) a doubling of CO2 would double plant growth, doubling agricultural output
    i) The Medieval Warm Period (warmer than today) did not produce global desertification,
    j) The MWP did not produce coastline flooding at a millennia scale catastrophe;
    k) the MWP did not cause catastrophic global species extinction
    l) the MWP was not irreversible
    m) to s) all the cosmological factors that influence global climate.

    Oh, and more people die due to cold conditions that warm. They get sick more, food is less available, and effective shelter and cold season food & clothing is harder to establish.

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