Friday, January 28, 2005

Beware of Smiling Plants


I had one of these once. I might have ordered it from the back of a comic book. Or Popular Science. Unlike most gardening, which is inspired by poetry and beauty and the dinnertable, I wanted a Venus Flytrap for killing flies (which, I suppose, is a matter for the dinnertable.) The maws were a hungry red, and the toothed leaves could snap shut in an instant.

Now I know why. (via boingboing)

A Flytrap might make a good prop for Spot the Frog. I'd say character, but since it lacks a face, it can't speak or have thoughts (though if you look at it from a certain perspective, it does have a toothy smile...)