"In the current issue of the journal Science, [Dwight L. Whitaker, a physicist at Pomona College in California and Joan Edwards, a biologist at Williams College in Massachusetts] report how sphagnum moss shoots its spores like an atomic bomb. "It’s nature’s weapon of mass reproduction," Dr. Whitaker said."Hilarious! See the video! It's like our Howtoons Air Cannon!
28 July 2010
Sphagnum Airzooka ~ Nature's Little Atom Bomb
Kenneth Chang writes in the NYTimes Observatory about High-Speed Video Shows How Sphagnum Moss Spreads! Lurid and hyperbolic subtitles -- e.g. "Exploding Moss", "Launching Spores", and "bit like an atomic bomb" -- are indeed delivered upon!