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Дерево Тенере

Дерево Тенере.
Вот спрашивается. Пустыня Сахара. В радиусе 400 километров растёт одна единственная акация и больше ни одного дерева. То есть вообще ни одного. Спрашивается - каковы шансы того, что пьяный водитель грузовика решит, что ему необходимо проихать именно в этом месте, прямо через дерево? За очевидностью ответа (в статье же написано) спросим шире - каковы шансы того, что это случится не один раз?
Цитирую:
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This was not the tree's first encounter with a truck. In his book L'épopée du Ténéré, French ethnologist and explorer Henri Lhote described his two journeys to the Tree of Ténéré. His first visit was in 1934 on the occasion of the first automobile liaison between Djanet and Agadez.He describes the tree as "an Acacia with a degenerative trunk, sick orill in aspect. Nevertheless, the tree has nice green leaves, and someyellow flowers". He visited it again twenty-five years later, on November 26, 1959 with the Berliet-Ténéré mission, but found that it had been badly damaged after a vehicle had collided with it:

Before, this tree was green and with flowers; now it is a colourlessthorn tree and naked. I cannot recognise it — it had two very distincttrunks. Now there is only one, with a stump on the side, slashed,rather than cut a metre from the soil. What has happened to thisunhappy tree? Simply, a lorry going to Bilmahas struck it… but it has enough space to avoid it... the taboo, sacredtree, the one which no nomad here would have dared to have hurt withhis hand... this tree has been the victim of a mechanic… [1]

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