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Is the forest breathing? This scientific explanation for the viral video of a jungle in Canada

The video, which has over 3 million views, created quite a buzz on social media. While many shared how uncomfortable they felt watching the video, others came up with hilarious jokes.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 23, 2018 5:59:14 pm
breathing forest, is the forest breathing, viral forest breathing video, video of forest, People were left terrified after the video of the ‘breathing forest’ went viral. (Source: Daniel Holland/Twitter)

“The ground looks like it’s breathing in this Quebec forest,” wrote Twitter user Daniel Holland with a short clip he tweeted. He’s not the only one who was stunned by the bizarre movement of the ground in a Canadian forest. The clip of the ‘breathing forest’ has gone viral on social media, leaving many confused and terrified. However, according to a Forbes report, the clip that was shot in Sacre-Coeur – a province in the Quebec region – is merely an illusion created by air.

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According to the Forbes report, the strong winds play a role in moving the trees as well as the topsoil. When there’s a storm, the ground becomes saturated with water, which reduces the soil’s cohesion. As the strong winds move, the force is transferred to the stem, the roots and then the ground begins to move. Hence, the force of the wind creates the movement.

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The video, which has over 3 million views, created a buzz on social media. While many shared how uncomfortable they felt watching the video, others came up with jokes. Here are some of the reactions:

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