Friday, June 06, 2008

The Growing Stones

Each time it rains, some of the stones in central Romania display an unusual--some might say disturbing--behavior. Strange round swellings begin to appear all over them. Little by little, the nodules get bigger and bigger. Watch the stones long enough, and you'll realize . . . they're growing. Called trovants, the bizarre growing stones have been known to reach over thirty feet in height.

How does it happen? Find out here.


Blogger Kitty said...

Wow, that is soo cool!! OoO I like rocks... They're soo interesting... o^-^o

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Those are some of the most interesting rocks I've ever heard of... Amazing. But I don't understand it. Then again, would it still be as amazing if I did...?

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

Wow - take that, science teacher! (She told us all last year how boring geology was. Frightfully unprofessional, but she was a biology nut.) xD
Perhaps the most amazing rocks ever. ^^

5:30 PM  
Anonymous ss chick (i'm hungry) said...

thats cool!!!!my and my cousin and mom are having this very interstingly somewhat aggressive conversation qabout these and how they canh "grow".

nevermind, everyone stopped talking and went back to their wii/computer/magazines.

^^ hehe

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's exactly what my science teacher said---last year. She was also my homeroom teacher.

My friend was looking at the pictures and sort of describing what they looked like. For one of them she remarked "it looks like cow pie"

1:10 AM  
Blogger Persephone, Queen of the Underworld said...

Wow. I thought only living things grew!
^_^ O.o <3 @.@ :P XD
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8:00 PM  

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