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    Quote Originally Posted by thealchemist View Post


    YES! YES! YES!
    A fool and his money are soon elected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    YES! YES! YES!


    WHAT HAVE YOU STARTED JAGUAR?

    I'm self-digesting!

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    I think this is why I've always loved breakfast best. You can go to town and have the rest of the day to make it up. Plus, it's the only meal that has acceptably fused with dessert. You can do eggs and bacon and juice and DELICIOUS SUGARY THINGS!
    "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke

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    Quote Originally Posted by thealchemist View Post
    I like how it calmly closed its "mouth"!
    Yeah. So swift, and so....efficient.
    I read a bit about its mechanism. Pretty interesting.
    Seducing Prey
    Most plants have some mechanism to attract animals and insects, regardless of whether or not they plan to feast on their guests. For example, non-carnivorous plants have evolved intense smells or syrupy saps to attract bees, butterflies and other insects; these bugs are then used by the plants to ferry the pollen needed to fertilize neighboring plants of the same species. In the case of the Venus Flytrap, the leaves forming the trap secrete a sweet nectar that draws in insects searching for food.
    Capturing Prey
    When an insect lands or crawls on the trap, it is likely to run into one of six, short, stiff hairs on the trap's surface. These are called trigger hairs, and they serve as a primitive motion detector for the plant. If two of these hairs are brushed in close succession, or one hair is touched twice, the leaves close down upon the offending insect within half a second.
    Full article: http://science.howstuffworks.com/env...us-flytrap.htm
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    A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
    A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Yeah. So swift, and so....efficient.
    I read a bit about its mechanism. Pretty interesting.

    Full article: http://science.howstuffworks.com/env...us-flytrap.htm


    Fun story: I almost bought a carnivorous plant for my mom once. My sister didn't think it would be a great idea though so I ended up not doing it....BUT NEXT TIME!

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    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kill me nao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thealchemist View Post


    Fun story: I almost bought a carnivorous plant for my mom once. My sister didn't think it would be a great idea though so I ended up not doing it....BUT NEXT TIME!!
    Whoa! That's was a pretty interesting idea, but would you be able to feed it with live insects?
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    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    You can do eggs and bacon and juice and DELICIOUS SUGARY THINGS!
    I'm an eggs benedict fan.


    A fool and his money are soon elected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Whoa! That's was a pretty interesting idea, but would you be able to feed it with live insects?
    *contemplates*

    Y-y-yes!

    Besides it would belong to my mom. She's pretty ruthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    I'm an eggs benedict fan.


    I have never had that before.
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