Thursday, July 22, 2010

Moss reproduces with air gun

A common species of moss uses a unique method of reproduction. As the sun shrinks its spore-containing pods, they shrink into am airtight tube shape. When the pressure inside gets too high, the lid blows off, and air comes out in a vortex ring (like a smoke ring) blasting spores upward into the wind at 144 km/h.
Thant's not a misprint. The moss blows its spores into the air at Autobahn speed. It's hard to say moss is cool...but this is cool.

2 comments:

承蘋承蘋 said...

單純喜歡你的部落格 要繼續發表好文章喔..................................................................

洪瑋婷洪瑋婷 said...

鞋匠能作好鞋子,因為他只做鞋,不做別的。..................................................