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Plants Can Hear Themselves Being Eaten

Posted on July 4th, 2014 at 20:44 by Paul Jay in category: News

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After they recorded the seemingly inaudible vibrational sounds of caterpillar chewing, they played the recordings back to one set of Arabidopsis plants, while silence was played to another set. To mimic the acoustic signature of feeding, they used piezoelectric actuators, tiny speakers that play vibrations instead of airborne sound. “It’s a delicate process to vibrate leaves the way a caterpillar does while feeding, because the leaf surface is only vibrated up and down by about 1/10,000 of an inch,” Cocroft explains in an university blog post. “But we can attach an actuator to the leaf with wax and very precisely play back a segment of caterpillar feeding to recreate a typical 2-hour feeding session.”


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‘As A Straight Christian American…’ – BK’s ‘Proud Whopper’ Just Too Much for Homophobes

Posted on July 4th, 2014 at 8:25 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News

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Calling it a “sodomy burger” made by “Burger Queen,” anti-gay, homophobic, outraged Bible-waving social media users claiming to be Christian went on the attack almost as soon as Burger King changed its Facebook page photo to unveil its “Proud Whopper” yesterday. The billion-dollar fast food giant had introduced the burger — which is merely an ordinary Whopper wrapped in rainbow pride flag-like paper — at San Francisco’s pride parade, which it also sponsored.

“You need to keep sexual preference out of my food! I’ll be eating at the Chick Fil A”


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Comments:

  1. Love thy neighbour…

  2. Sodomy burger? Isn’t that a double whopper with a hot dog in the middle?

  3. So, if they don’t want to eat a Proud Whopper, let them eat cake!