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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2003 08:03 am
Throughout the ages man has studied plants and come up with some fairly wonderful ideas. Your assignment today is to post a photo of a plant and explain how a certain idea or invention was directly attributable to that particular plant.

For example:
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:K2gNswM_cM0C:starmatt.com/gallery/stjohn/

A woman in Ohio in the early 1700's saw this plant and came up with the idea for bottle cleaners.

Another example:
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:U4szvDPJoMoC:www.billsgames.com/slider/plant
Rastafarians saw this plant and were inspired to try a revolutionary new haircut.

Still another example:
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:ZUWepehL_j0C:www.nal.usda.gov/cals/plant.
Some fans on the way to a Lions versus Christians contest saw this plant and came up with the idea for "the wave"

Please offer your contributions.

I have a feeling this might turn out to be the most exciting game ever seen on A2K.

Thanks for playing.

Gus
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onyxelle
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2003 08:18 am
http://www.naturalusa.com/bamboogrove/606photos/cattails.jpg

Someone thought this would be a good thing to walk around with when hungry, and invented 'corn dogs'
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2003 08:21 am
Excellent, Onyxelle! The game is off and running.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2003 08:37 am
Years ago, someone saw a bunch of black-eyed susans on the side of the road.

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0XAAAANkbog2*JL3aL9Lt3H0N9Ye5vDuOfjkkuxylfIbLQNdIOgNGoJL0od5gKUZPjFPgnh5x6bJqY0YkGD8fMpB1l491fvjxBLutB5y847FdMie5bAhqqsc5eCgtS!u3An8BIHDML1I/Black%2520eyes%2520Susan's.jpg?dc=4675453332480381895


Went home, thought about it, and the next day he invented false eyelashes!
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colorbook
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2003 10:02 am
This plant inspired our ancestors to do something different with their hair. This is the earliest traces back to punk hair.

http://www.cagesbydesign.com/graphics/products/assorted%20plants.jpg

These plants puzzled many botany experts.

http://www.rhino.org.za/images/plants.jpg

These plants were discovered from ancient times, to produce a nice red fruit, thus spaghetti sauce became the staple diet of many tribes.

http://www.foodsafetynetwork.ca/pictures/tomato-plants-6-5-01.JPG
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Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2003 03:25 pm
http://pages.ivillage.com/piquant1/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/tulips.jpg

Dr. Floyd became enamored with the beautiful bertha in a field not dissimilar to the lovely one above.
Bertha, it seems, stood out in a crowd, much like a flower or a peacock in full colour, she was loud and had a naughty side to her. Charged with this loving image, he set out, created the flashing XXX signs and Diner kitsch.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2003 04:22 pm
Gustav is so right:
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Throughout the ages man has studied plants and come up with some fairly wonderful ideas.



Actually, Adam didn't eat an apple in paradise.

He saw this cactus ...
http://www.ixtreme.com/pictures/fullsize/cactus.jpg
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2003 11:38 pm
That's pretty funny stuff, Walter.
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