August 07, 2005

Walking Plants Discovered

Wow! I couldn't believe it when I read it in the paper, but apparently scientists working in the Amazon Rainforest have discovered plants that can walk. Frighteningly they're thought to be poisonous to humans. One scientist got too close and ended up in hospital after the plant lashed out at him. Eek! I'm glad we don't live in the tropics.

The plant has yet to be officially named, but are currently being refered to as Trigenates, given that they walk on three "legs".

This is just a young version of the plant, fully grown ones have been spotted and can reach up to twelve feet in height.

Already rumours are starting as to why we haven't come across them before. Suggestions are that they are the result of genetic modifications made to regular plants and that there have been attempted cover ups. There have been mysterious cases of scientists in the area going missing or suddenly deciding to move on. Very suspicious.

The article also suggests that if not properly controlled the plants may pose a threat to human supremacy on Earth, though I find that very hard to believe. I wouldn't want one in my back garden though!

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  1. Eeek!!

    Is this one of those "pasta grows on trees" moments….?

    Scary though!!

    07 Aug 2005, 14:25

  2. Triffids!

    07 Aug 2005, 17:10

  3. "Pasta grows on trees" moments? You've got it all wrong, it grows in plastic bags kept under water at 23 degrees celsius.

    Ssshhh, don't give the game away David!

    07 Aug 2005, 18:46

  4. I did wonder why we kept finding bags of pasta in our pond at home!

    07 Aug 2005, 20:01

  5. Hello Dave, you're P1st Dave from the first year aren't you! Well anyway, triffids – my thoughts exactly :)

    07 Aug 2005, 22:12

  6. Indeed I am. Now we just have to hope there isn't a freak 'meteor shower' that blinds everyone, or the plants will take over the world.

    08 Aug 2005, 19:14

  7. sam wring

    that would be so freeky to have a walking plant chase you!
    scary huh?

    25 Aug 2005, 23:02

  8. soupqueen

    Just sort of researching this walking plants thing as I vaguely rememberedseeing something about this. Is there any other infor anywhere.

    19 Aug 2006, 15:01

  9. Charles Alison Lim

    I want one in my Yard!!!!!!!!! ;P

    23 Nov 2006, 12:04

  10. Charles Elison Lim

    I hope that Trigenates would be in our Country!!! joke!
    Hi to all Students in Colegio de sta Monica!!! I Love yah!

    23 Nov 2006, 12:06

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