>Date: Sat, 19 Oct 96 16:46:18 +0000
>October 21, 1996 issue of USNews&World Report (pg 65) has an interesting
>article "Hiding the truth in a wireless world." It includes a great foto
>of a tower/antenna disguised as a palm tree...
I've seen a few of these along the Pensylvania Turnpike. They A L M O S T
look like trees- but not quite. If recollection serves me correctly, the
"trees" I saw were missing most of their lower branches. The top looked more
like a "lollypop" and, if you weren't paying too much attention as you drove
past you'd never think twice about what it was. Actually, what I saw nested
rather neatly in the "foliage" were cellular phone antennas.
Another clue that these things aren't trees is the fact that they are
usually the only specimen of this kind of structure for miles around. I
think it'd be real neat to include them as a newly mutated botanical variety
called "cellularis phonicus stealthus."
Anyone care to speculate on their reproductive habits? I think that they
grow in an environment rich in radio frequency energy at about 800-900 mhz.
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