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Giant 'meat-eating' plant found
.bbc ^ | 11 August 2009 | Matt Walker

Posted on 08/11/2009 8:19:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono

A new species of giant carnivorous plant has been discovered in the highlands of the central Philippines. The pitcher plant is among the largest of all pitchers and is so big that it can catch rats and well as insects in its leafy trap.

During the same expedition, botanists also came across strange pink ferns and blue mushrooms they could not identify. The botanists have named the pitcher plant after British natural history broadcaster David Attenborough.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Outdoors; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; godsgravesglyphs; plant

Nepenthes attenboroughi


1 posted on 08/11/2009 8:19:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 08/11/2009 8:20:40 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: JoeProBono

Feed me Seymour.


3 posted on 08/11/2009 8:21:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: theFIRMbss

Blue mushrooms ?


4 posted on 08/11/2009 8:21:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, thanks! Doesn’t anyone else notice the slight resemblance to T-Rex? :)


5 posted on 08/11/2009 8:21:44 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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6 posted on 08/11/2009 8:23:57 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Bacon,smokless powder,and boobs are proof that God loves us.)
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To: JoeProBono

Send to Congress.


7 posted on 08/11/2009 8:24:06 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: cripplecreek
Feed me Seymour

Dang! Beat me to it again.

8 posted on 08/11/2009 8:24:15 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: theFIRMbss

Monica was a typical liberal, right?


9 posted on 08/11/2009 8:24:15 AM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal paid protesters ...http://209.157.64.200/focus/news/2310139/replies?c=22)
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To: JoeProBono

“If you’ve eaten the BLUE MUSHROOMS, go to the medical tent, NOW!” < /Woodstock >


10 posted on 08/11/2009 8:28:50 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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11 posted on 08/11/2009 8:29:11 AM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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12 posted on 08/11/2009 8:29:43 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: theFIRMbss

... How appropos... LOL!


13 posted on 08/11/2009 8:36:59 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Daffynition
Speaking of ladies with brooms


14 posted on 08/11/2009 8:43:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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15 posted on 08/11/2009 8:58:00 AM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: JoeProBono

PETA = Plants Eating Tasty Animals


16 posted on 08/11/2009 9:19:53 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: theFIRMbss

oooo you’re bad.


17 posted on 08/11/2009 9:52:31 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Resident Obama: Not a President, not a Citizen, living here but from somewhere else...)
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Thanks JoeProBono. This is bound to offend the vegans, they'll insist that most pitcher plants are vegetarians.

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18 posted on 08/11/2009 6:34:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Abandn
Hpe

19 posted on 08/11/2009 6:52:07 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 202 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: SunkenCiv; JoeProBono; null and void
Did they sat pitcher plant? We have lots of those.


20 posted on 08/12/2009 1:39:34 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: JoeProBono

So Audrey... how was Luzon?


21 posted on 08/12/2009 5:20:33 AM PDT by AZGunner1911
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Creepy. Fascinating! But creepy. Plants shouldn’t eat anything as large as rats.


22 posted on 08/12/2009 8:58:36 AM PDT by TomOnTheRun
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Do they like squirrels?


The newly discovered giant pitcher
(Nepenthes attenboroughii)

23 posted on 08/12/2009 12:14:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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24 posted on 08/12/2009 12:21:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Hmmmm, giant meat eating plants on Palawan.

I better bring my flamethrower when I retire there.

25 posted on 08/12/2009 12:27:28 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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LOL.. So far , they have left the fruit alone ,,, my slingshot is still on hot standby.. maybe adding some peanuts to the pitcher plant,, ya never know.. it seems more compassionate than,, thhwack!


26 posted on 08/12/2009 12:46:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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