5. The Christmas Tree

Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold. According to Guinness World Records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was actually displayed at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle in 1950. The Protestant reformer Martin Luther was reportedly the first person to decorate a Christmas tree. Apparently, he was so moved by the beauty of the stars shining between the branches of a fir tree that he brought one home with him and decorated it with candles to share this image with his kids.