Forget the 100 bottles of beer on the wall. Try 100,000 corks on the tree instead. Portugal's 230-year-old Whistler Tree is reputed to be the largest cork oak in the world. (Yep, that's what cork trees are called.) While most cork oaks produce enough cork-age to stop 4,000 bottles, the last Whistler harvest -- which happens every nine years -- provided enough to stopper 100,000.
-- Jackie Burrell, Staff