## Saturday, January 18, 2014

### Plant Girl - Nareepol Tree

Source Website: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/nareepol-tree.shtml
Written by Brett M. Christensen, First published: April 1st, 2008, Last updated: August 6, 2013
(Warning: High entertainment value)

PHOTO: The " plant naarilatha phool "... found in Himalayas. It blooms once in 20 years and if you look ... the flowers are in the shape of a woman, ... nature is really amazing!... grows in Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Himalayas.
Posted by Brett M. Christensen, first published: April 1st, 2008, last updated: August 6, 2013
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http://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/nareepol-tree2.jpg
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/nareepol-tree.shtml

Message claims that attached photographs show the "Nareepol Tree" in Thailand - an amazing tree that grows fruit in the shape of women. Another version claims the "naarilatha plant" grows in the Himalayas and only blooms with its woman shaped flowers once every twenty years.

The claims in the message are almost certainly false. There is no credible evidence that supports the existence of such plants. The only available photographs of the "fruit" or "flowers" are all part of the same sequence. Thus, it is likely that some unknown prankster created the hoax by attaching a few man-made figurines to an ordinary tree's branches and then taking some photographs to document his or her "creation".

According to this fanciful message, which is making the rounds of the Internet via email and social media sites, the accompanying photographs depict an amazing tree in Thailand that grows fruit in human shape. An alternative version featuring images from the same sequence, claims that the female shaped "flowers" grow on the "naarilatha plant" in the Himalayas and only bloom once every twenty years. The images show what appears to be small, perfectly formed figures of women "growing" from amid the leaves of the tree.

PHOTO: The human shape fruit's photographs are all part of the same sequence. Thus, it is likely that some unknown prankster created the hoax by attaching a few man-made figurines to an ordinary tree's branches and then taking some photographs to document his or her "creation".
Posted by Brett M. Christensen, first published: April 1st, 2008, last updated: August 6, 2013
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http://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/nareepol-tree3.jpg
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/nareepol-tree.shtml

Many people apparently believe that the Nareepol Tree and its improbable fruit (or flowers) really exists and, although they have never seen it "in the flesh" (so to speak), some have even come to regard it as a sacred object. However, the Nareepol Tree is almost certainly nothing more than a hoax. If such an amazing phenomenon was real, the tree would undoubtedly be quite famous and there would be many media reports published about it all around the world. The scientific community and religious groups would also have examined the tree and published their findings. Instead, the only information about the alleged Nareepol Tree is in versions of the above message.

Moreover, the photographs above appear to be the only images of the tree available. All the images are obviously in the same sequence and depict the same tree and fruit. Given the self-publishing power provided by the Internet, if the tree was real, there would surely be myriad photographs of the tree available on many different blogs, travel websites and photo sharing websites.

PHOTO: This is amazing tree named "Nareepol" in Thai. Naree means "girl/woman" and pol means "plant/tree" or "buah" in Malay. It means women tree. It is amazing what God create the World in many forms that amused human beings….
You can see the real tree at Petchaboon province about almost 500 kms away from Bangkok.

Posted by Brett M. Christensen, first published: April 1st, 2008, last updated: August 6, 2013

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http://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/nareepol-tree1.jpg
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/nareepol-tree.shtml

According to the first version of the message, the Nareepol Tree is located in the Petchaboon province. So, if the tree and its fruit really existed, it would likely be a major tourist attraction for the region and promoted as such. However, the tree is not listed as an attraction on any credible travel related websites for the Petchaboon province. Nor are there any credible reports of such a plant growing in the Himalayas or in any of the other regions in which the plant is purported to grow.

Thus, some unknown prankster has most likely created the hoax by attaching a few man-made figurines to an ordinary tree's branches and then taking some photographs to document his or her "creation". The junction where each "fruit" joins the branch is conveniently obscured by leaves, perhaps to hide the wire or twine that holds it aloft. And, the figures look too uniform to be natural. Except for the positioning of the arms, each piece of "fruit" is virtually identical in size and colour. Real fruit is likely to vary considerably in size, hue and quality, even when growing on the same tree.

PHOTO: 女人樹，這是在泰國的一種樹，名字叫「Nareepol」，其中naree意思是「女孩/女人」，而 pol 的意思是「植物/樹」，也就是說這是「女人樹」，它的神奇之處就是結出的果實就像是**女子的雕刻藝術品，據說這種「女人樹」在距離曼谷500公里的碧差汶省就有。
Nǚ rén shù, zhè shì zài tài guó de yī zhǒng shù, míng zì jiào Nareepol', qí zhōng naree yì si shì nǚ hái / nǚ rén', ér pol de yì si shì zhí wù / shù', yě jiù shì shuō zhè shì nǚ rén shù', tā de Shén qí zhī chù jiù shì jié chū de guǒ shí jiù xiàng shì **nǚ zǐ de diāo kè yì shù pǐn, jù shuō zhè zhǒng `nǚ rén shù' zài jù lí màn gǔ 500 gōng lǐ de bì chà wèn shěng jiù yǒu.

The Nariphon (นารีผล), also known as Makaliphon or Makaliporn (from Pali makkaliphala, Thai: มักกะลีผล, RTGS: Makkaliphon) is a tree in Buddhist mythology which bears fruit in the shape of young female creatures. The maidens grow attached by their head from the tree branches.  This tree grows at the Himaphan, a mythical forest where the female fruits are enjoyed by the Gandharvas who cut the fruits and take them away.

The Nariphon is also mentioned in the Vessantara Jataka in which Indra placed these trees around the grove where the Bodhisattva Vessantara meditated.
Posted by L@ven on April 28, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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http://laven01.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/pic02389_nareepol_tree.jpg?w=570&h=379
http://laven01.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/%E3%80%90nareepol-trees-%E5%A5%B3%E4%BA%BA%E6%A8%B9%E3%80%91%E4%B8%96%E7%95%8C%E4%BB%80%E4%B9%88%E7%A5%9E%E6%B0%94%E9%83%BD%E6%9C%89/

The description of the Nareepol Tree and the photographs of its "fruit" are amusing and the message is basically harmless so long as recipients do not take its claims seriously.

Written by Brett M. Christensen, First published: April 1st, 2008, Last updated: August 6, 2013

The Seed (nudity)
Posted by Pawel Jonca in deviantART on 26 March 2005
http://pejot.cgsociety.org/gallery/224289/

PHOTO: What if Darwin was wrong?
Title: The Seed (nudity)
Name: Pawel Jonca (2D)
Country: Poland
Software: Painter, Photoshop
Posted by Pawel Jonca in deviantART on 26 March 2005

Interesting "what if" take on the origin and ancestors of humankind...if we could grow women this beautiful life would be a lot easier I think. I really like the contrast between the rough style of the ground and roots, and the smooth creamy texture of her skin.
Posted by blaq_byrd on 27 March 2005, 02:03 AM

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http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g13/156413/156413_1111868607.jpg
http://pejot.cgsociety.org/gallery/224289/

PHOTO: Paweł Jońca
Paweł Jońca is a digital illustration artist, based in Warsaw, Poland.
FOCUS: Illustration, Digital Art, Graphic Design

"My father, who is an architect, gave me first pencils. Now, I'm an architect too, but after all I decided to find my own path and become a fulltime illustrator.