This is really amazing. This plant can actually play dead when it sense danger. The links below have a video that shows what i mean… (need quicktime).
Here is an excerpt from the site:
The leaves of Mimosa have the capability to display thigmonasty (touch-induced movement). In the sensitive plant, the leaves respond to being touched, shaken, heated or rapidly cooled. The speed of the response depends on the magnitude of the stimulus. Hitting the leaf hard with the flick of a finger will cause the leaf to close in the blink of an eye whereas a gentle touch or modest heat source applied to leaflets at the tip of a leaf will result in a slower response and the propagation of the stimulus along the leaf can be observed.
[Mimosa subtle reaction]
[Mimosa strong reaction]
Here is the write up from atom films:
Have you ever had one of those moments when your hand passes in front of your face, and you think to yourself Cor! What’s that awful smell!? Angry Kid is having one of those moments.
[angry kid – stinky video]
ESPN360 shows a live stream of world cup games.Â Nice if you don’t have a TV near by.
[live world cup stream]
Site with Live streaming TV. Lots of channels including HBO/ESPN/Local channels. Only prob is that sometimes the stream is choppy. World cup is on ESPN, but good luck connecting!
[Watch Live TV]
This guy makes some really crazy art using the froth of coffee… looks like lattes actually.
Continue reading Amazing Art in the Foam of Coffee