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The Cutest... Vegetable

China is home to some very interesting hot peppers. This one should be put up on eBay - it might even get more money than the "Jesus Toast".
(Source: Sina News Agency, via)

I'd post more images of it's short happy life: frolicking in the sun, growing to full maturity... eating the owner for breakfast... but sadly, I do not have enough information :)

However, here is a... vegetable Mickey Mouse:

and a carrot gentleman:

Some other creatures perhaps masquerading as plants?
This "flower" is just too smug looking:

(Image courtesy Betty Blan)

"Euphorbia esculenta" flower has a face:

(image credit: Fernando Arias)

Kalanchoe Daigremontiana looks like some kind of Martian lobster:

(image credit: Fernando Arias)

Martin Heigan took a great picture of Stapelia flavopurpurea flower
(with its out-worldly crop of "tentacles"):

(image credit: Martin Heigan)

Passiflora Caerulea flower, equipped with its own "parabolic antenna":

(images credit: Leonardo Garrido)

Tree... walking?

I also happen to have the following proof of aliens residing on Earth:
Mystery "flower"

Perhaps we can find out what this thing is.

Apparently this is not a flower or a plant, but the amazing Lamprey.
A "jawless fish with a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. Although they are often not considered to be true fish because of their vastly different morphology and physiology." (thanks Ilja)
(Source: David Attenborough's "Life on Earth")

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Blogger Ilja said...

The mystery flower look very much like a lamprey to me.

Blogger Dazegoonboy said...

ot only is it a Lamprey, but I can tell you that photo came from the accompanying book to the David Attenborough documentary "Life on Earth".

Blogger Jam Master Ghislaine said...

Beaten to it! That 'mystery flower' is certainly a jawless fish. As the previous posters said, it is likely a lamprey.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As stated by the others, that 'mystery flower' is not a flower at all. It is most definitely a lamprey.

Anonymous KuroNeko said...

Feed me Seymour!

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you all for the info!
This is why I like internet so much.

Blogger Marcelle said...

For all the Kubrick (and IPhone) buffs out there:

A new spoof video making use of 2001: A Space Odyssey recently came out, and there's a mild amount of interest in the site itself: myiphonerevolution.com.

The video spoof itself is fun, but it would appear that there's an even more compelling reason to chec k the site out...

The guys who made the site are now calling for a contest for people to make their own viral videos!

I can't wait to see what people can come up with.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pix!

I think Kalanchoe Daigremontiana looks like the comic strip "Maxine".

Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that zooey deschannel in the last picture?


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