Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mother Nature Is One Cool Lady





(Photo by mdid. Looks good to me!)

Lightening makes mushrooms multiply.

The South American jabuticaba tree grows fruit on its trunk.

Looks like a strawberry, tastes like a pineapple.

Fifteen fingers, sixteen toes. If this kid doesn't grow up to be a superhero, I'll be really disappointed.

The mystery monkey of Tampa Bay.

The five-centimeter high ghost orchid is Britain's rarest flower.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Kira said...

This is all pretty awesome Kirsten! Thanks for posting- that means you're not dead! yay! p.s. can you come to the national book festival in d.c. in september? like as a featured author, not a visitor. if you could, that would be super awesome! (who agrees with me????)

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Je Reve said...

Niceeeeee...
I'll have to try the pineapple thing, but may I ask What the heck is that in the photo header for this post???

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Those are pretty awesome trees. And the x-rays of the kid with extra fingers and toes are pretty awesome, too. ;] I wonder why he's having them removed... I guess it's probably annoying to have people staring at your hands, and to have difficulty finding shoes that fit.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Poison Pen said...

So sad that they're going to amputate that poor child's extra extremities. Really, he could've made a fortune celebrating his anomaly in a circus.

Oh, how I long for the sideshow freaks of the days of old...

Ahem. Anyway.

Those pineberries and the ghost orchid are an amateur horticulturalist's dream come true. I wish I could obtain both here in boring old Colorado.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Toodles*** said...

AWESOME!!!
And, yeah, what is that seafood thingy? Never mind. I don't want to know.

1:38 AM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

The thing on the photo looks like a fish icypole with little octopuses in there...

8:14 AM  
Blogger kathleen said...

yay! you posted! i thought the tree and the strawberry-pineapple thingy were both pretty cool. but they never said how long it took to grow the tree. do you know or do you know a way to find out?

4:44 PM  
Blogger Al Fonzo said...

I understand why he would like to amputate the fingers, by why the toes?? It would be SO funny to surprise shoes salesmen, and chinese ladies when you get pedicures.

5:01 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

uh. the kid has 14 fingers. unless hes got one thats invisible. even on xrays. pathetic. thaey cant count but I want that fruit. and the picture thing

8:46 PM  
Blogger montana irregulars said...

I'm sure glad I'm the kid with the 14 fingers!!!!!! That would totally suck!!

12:01 PM  
Blogger montana irregulars said...

But I'm really interested in the strawberry that tastes like pineapple thing

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the picture is octopus tempura and it is real. :)

10:33 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

thank u anonymous @10:33 PM!!

9:13 PM  
Blogger Some Lost Melody said...

Eww soo gross!

2:47 AM  
Anonymous EQ said...

Poor kid--they're operating to take 'em off. The fingers I can understand, but...can't keep out of my head the scene in the third X-Men where the kid Angel was trying to get rid of his wings...

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no offense to the person who made this, but...
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!?!?!

7:01 PM  

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