These odd formations found in a small village in Romania are called Trovants. Their common aspect makes them look like regular rocks, but in reality they are much more special than that.
Believed to have sprung from the bowers of the Earth some 6 million years ago, the Trovants have become notorious for their curious growing ability.
Yes, you heard that well! These stones can grow from the size of a pebble and stretch for more than 10 meters, although this process is extremely lengthy, taking them about 1,000 years for a 4-5 cm deposition.
Trovants are also known to move at an average rate of 2.5 mm over the period of two weeks. While this can be due to an increase in mass on one side that’s leaning all the stone forward, it may very well have some other cryptic explanation.
These unusual rocky formations have cause quite a stir inside the scientific community, and so researchers have ‘dissected ‘ them to try and reach the bottom of this riddle. Unfortunately, they were confronted with another riddle.
Upon opening them up, scientists have discovered circular rings extremely similar to those found on tree stumps. Those rings were then used to determine the age of the Trovants, just like you would do with trees…