The Internet is full of interesting and especially odd ideas. These ideas sometimes get so successful that even communities about these ridiculous ideas are formed. One of these weird communities is called r/BreadStapledToTrees. People in this community on Reddit go around looking for tree “victims” to staple bread to. You take a picture of it and post it to the Subreddit to brag about. But the question that we need to ask ourselves is “why does the internet staple bread to trees?” and “where did it come from?”
r/BreadStapledToTrees currently has 258000 members in the community. There are 234 million Reddit users in the world. That means that more than 1% of all Reddit users are a part of this odd trend. So obviously a ton of people appreciate it. But no matter where I search I cannot find any history on the community.
If you google “bread” the Wikipedia definition of bread is: “Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking”. The definition already defined bread as “a staple food”. In conclusion, stapling is in bread’s nature. Another idea of where this trend came from is when Christ died on the cross. Christ referred to himself as “the bread of life” while talking to his apostles. Soon after he himself was “stabled” (nailed) to a “tree” (wood). For all I know this is where it could come from.
As I stated earlier these are all conclusions with not many fact-based arguments. But is it a bad thing to staple bread to trees? No, not at all. In fact, by stapling bread to trees, we start helping the trees. Birds build their nests up in the trees and the trees get nutrition from the birds pooping near them. When we staple bread to trees it attracts the birds to the tree. So, stapling bread to trees is a wonderful thing and it helps our forests just a little more by giving them the nutrition they need. That’s why I think we all need to start stapling trees on a regular basis to help the environment.
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