Monday, August 17, 2009
Gee--thanks, guys. I think.
Explorers Discover Giant Rat-Eating Plant, Name it After Famed Scientist - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com: "Explorers have discovered a new species of giant rodent-eating carnivorous plant and have named it after legendary TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
Nepenthes attenboroughii, a previously unknown variety of pitcher plant discovered on a remote mountain in the Philippines, is so big that small rodents could be trapped inside and slowly dissolved by flesh-eating enzymes."
Not to look a gift rat-eating plant in the mouth, but did David Attenborough really consider this a "great honour," as he said? You have to wonder if he was just being polite. He has a dinosaur named after him, and that would be cool. But this...thing? It looks like the plants from Little Shop of Horrors. FEED ME!