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    Riiight.

    We might as well talk about how ferrets are mammals and how mammals get eaten by carnivorous plants such as N. rajah to link on back, then use N. rajah to link to a North American pitcher plant and then roundabout that to something else and I suck at this game.
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    She doesn't look like ferret, and if she does, bring on bestiality, l which would end up me going to court for my neighbors goats, and I will have to pay child support..

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    I've backspaced about 6 times with 6 different responses... and all I have to say is now...

    "Blue is a cool colour, red is a warm colour."
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    They really stick you on alimony and child support man. I feel for ya.

    If blue is a cool color, and red is a warm color, is purple a room-temperate color?

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    That would have to make sense. Just like the yellow and purple combo in my room with the itty bits of pink and the black and yellow happy bumblebees pushing lawnmowers, the happy sunshine, and the little fences with the sheep that was here when I moved into my new house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    ...Mythbusters, which is a show by nerds for nerds...
    LOL. Guilty then!

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    "The tragedy of life is not that every man loses; but that he almost wins."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Est View Post
    D: Really? Funny because I was just talking with some people about this VERY episode about 3 hours ago and how bad the results were. lol The plants stopped getting water after such a short period of time that the side of the cotyledons/seed probably had WAY too much of an effect. I would take the results from this one with a boulder of salt.

    We are talking about the one where the water timer breaks so all the plants dry out, right?

    lol I apparently know the mythbusters a little too well. Great show, lots of fun and has some good science, but every now and again they make a major, obvious SNAFU. Remember to think critically always. :-)
    Trust me, I think critically. Just ask my boss. He'd say I NEVER think experiments are going well.

    The water problem didn't occur until after the peas had grown for almost 2 months. They were far beyond the seed stage. Also, the drought affected all the plants equally. Granted this wasn't the original intention of the experiment, but if you changed the experiment to "How does being grown in the presence of music affect peas' ability to tolerate the stress of drought?", it's valid. The only variable (other than positions on the rooftop, which seems negligable since it looked like all the greenhouses were in VFT-worthy full sun) is music.

    They acknowledged that their sample size was too small to draw any conclusions, and they didn't show their data so who knows what statistical analysis they did, but other groups have had interesting results with similar experiments: http://www.plantphysiol.org/cgi/reprint/53/4/641.pdf There's another one, by Cambridge University I believe, that I can't seem to find. I think they used Led Zeppelin as their rock music and an act from Shakespeare's Hamlet as a neutral speaking voice (neither insulting nor praising the plants.) They think maybe the vibrations from the rock/metal music helped keep the soil loose around the roots.

    It was interesting at any rate. I'm gonna try it some day! because I'm a nerd!
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    Thanks Presto from getting us away from bestiality.
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