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(BBC)   'Sheep-eating' plant about to bloom after fifteen years of being carefully cultivated, instead of perhaps being burned with a flamethrower because it's a giant plant that EATS SHEEP   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 61
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2013-06-20 01:46:43 PM  
it's false advertising
just like those "bird eating" spiders i keep hearing about
 
2013-06-20 01:46:59 PM  
They should use that plant to get rid of pedophiles and lawyers
 
2013-06-20 01:47:00 PM  
*Kills sheep
 
2013-06-20 01:47:04 PM  
"We keep it well fed with liquid fertiliser as feeding it on its natural diet might prove a bit problematic.

Why?  New type of execution.
 
2013-06-20 01:47:21 PM  
Niven's model for the cage trees on Destiny?
 
2013-06-20 01:47:53 PM  
www.corbisimages.com
 
2013-06-20 01:47:58 PM  
 
2013-06-20 01:50:11 PM  
Is it in Australia? Because it sounds like something that would thrive there.

/ dnrtfa
 
2013-06-20 01:50:54 PM  
Lost a girlfriend to one of those.
 
2013-06-20 01:51:33 PM  

crabsno termites: Lost a girlfriend to one of those.


was she a Muslim
 
2013-06-20 01:51:37 PM  
I found something like that when I was a kid. The spikes were ridiculously sharp and strong. I hit it with a wooden broom handle, and it cut right through it.

/I was in southern California though, so I guess it was probably something else.
 
2013-06-20 01:51:52 PM  

blatz514: "We keep it well fed with liquid fertiliser as feeding it on its natural diet might prove a bit problematic.

Why?  New type of execution.


I'm not aware of any sheep on death row.
 
2013-06-20 01:52:06 PM  

crabsno termites: Lost a girlfriend to one of those.


baaaaaa means no.
 
2013-06-20 01:53:09 PM  
I, for one, welcome our Triffid overlords.
 
2013-06-20 01:53:27 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: crabsno termites: Lost a girlfriend to one of those.

was she a Muslim


Merino.
 
2013-06-20 01:54:18 PM  
el chupacabra!
 
2013-06-20 02:00:40 PM  

meat0918: Tomatoes do the same thing with insects.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/6727709/Tomatoes-can-eat-i ns ects.html


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2013-06-20 02:01:02 PM  
Any and all children named Dennis to be banned from the premises.
 
2013-06-20 02:05:18 PM  

Prof. Frink: blatz514: "We keep it well fed with liquid fertiliser as feeding it on its natural diet might prove a bit problematic.

Why?  New type of execution.

I'm not aware of any sheep on death row.


There should be!

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2013-06-20 02:08:01 PM  

ZoeNekros: I found something like that when I was a kid. The spikes were ridiculously sharp and strong. I hit it with a wooden broom handle, and it cut right through it.

/I was in southern California though, so I guess it was probably something else.


Really it cut through wood? We do have something like that in California, up in the rocky hills that blooms every 10 years my dad pointed one out before never seen one up close.
 
2013-06-20 02:12:06 PM  
Came for Yellowbeard reference.  Leaving sad.
 
2013-06-20 02:13:18 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: it's false advertising
just like those "bird eating" spiders i keep hearing about


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Sweet dreams.
 
2013-06-20 02:14:03 PM  
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/hot like Elisabeth Sladen
 
2013-06-20 02:17:09 PM  

self_medicated: I, for one, welcome our Triffid overlords.


That is actually - word for word - what I thought!
 
2013-06-20 02:17:16 PM  
How a person eating tree?

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2013-06-20 02:17:23 PM  
In the Andes it uses its sharp spines to snare and trap sheep and other animals, which slowly starve to death.
The animals then decay at the base of the plant, acting as a fertiliser.


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2013-06-20 02:17:55 PM  

blatz514: How a person eating tree?

[img.fark.net image 462x260]

[img.fark.net image 400x300]


a+bout=about.
 
2013-06-20 02:22:33 PM  

blatz514: blatz514: How a person eating tree?

[img.fark.net image 462x260]

[img.fark.net image 400x300]

a+bout=about.


How is babby formed? How girl get pragnent?
 
2013-06-20 02:23:18 PM  
with penis
 
2013-06-20 02:23:43 PM  
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Beware the horse-eating trees
 
2013-06-20 02:25:34 PM  
Eats sheep and leaves.
 
2013-06-20 02:29:37 PM  
Why can't I GIS a single picture of this thing with a sheep impaled on it? I'm becoming suspicious of this claim.
 
2013-06-20 02:30:22 PM  
like sheep who voted for obama
 
2013-06-20 02:31:08 PM  

Snarfangel: Eats sheep and leaves.


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2013-06-20 02:36:51 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: blatz514: blatz514: How a person eating tree?

[img.fark.net image 462x260]

[img.fark.net image 400x300]

a+bout=about.

How is babby formed? How girl get pragnent?


Not the response I was expecting.  Good jorb, I chuckled.
 
2013-06-20 02:47:25 PM  

ZoeNekros: I found something like that when I was a kid. The spikes were ridiculously sharp and strong. I hit it with a wooden broom handle, and it cut right through it.

/I was in southern California though, so I guess it was probably something else.


Probably a yucca.  I threw a Frisbee into one and it put a clean hole through it.
 
2013-06-20 02:52:07 PM  

KimNorth: ZoeNekros: I found something like that when I was a kid. The spikes were ridiculously sharp and strong. I hit it with a wooden broom handle, and it cut right through it.

/I was in southern California though, so I guess it was probably something else.

Really it cut through wood? We do have something like that in California, up in the rocky hills that blooms every 10 years my dad pointed one out before never seen one up close.


Yeah, it was a perpendicular hit and the plant pierced through. I was hiking with a friend on a rocky hillside somewhere around Mount Pinos and he warned me to be careful because they were really sharp. That lead to the demonstration, and we each ended up hitting it a few times. It only pierced through about half the time, but that was enough for me to know it would be really bad to stumble onto.
 
2013-06-20 02:54:14 PM  
Chileans should stop raising sheep and switch back to llamas whose wool is resistant to Puya entrapment.  The human introduction of this woolly food source will result in a population explosion in predatory Puya.  After decimating the sheep population, Puya will be forced to prey upon other animals, snatching babies from their mother's arms and capturing the old and drunk.  Even if they can't kill adult humans, the blood shed escaping Puya's thorny embrace will still feed this insatiable killer.
 
2013-06-20 02:59:25 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: crabsno termites: Lost a girlfriend to one of those.

was she a Muslim


Was she a sheep?
 
2013-06-20 02:59:46 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: They should use that plant to get rid of pedophiles and lawyers


What is the liability if I plant some near by door to try and snare solicitors?
 
2013-06-20 03:03:25 PM  
It has a pretty flower, though:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-20 03:32:05 PM  
www.maxfarquar.com
 
2013-06-20 03:36:02 PM  
 
2013-06-20 03:40:38 PM  

Begoggle: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 222x227]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetable_Lamb_of_Tartary


Makes for a nice entrance piece.

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2013-06-20 03:44:44 PM  
The animals then decay at the base of the plant, acting as a fertiliser.
The RHS feeds its specimen on liquid fertiliser.


What's white and red and goes really fast?

A sheep in a blender.
 
2013-06-20 03:50:15 PM  
Was looking for someone to post "Thanks Smokey"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNMq8XS4LhE
 
2013-06-20 03:52:29 PM  
Oh what the hell, since we're on the subject of sheep...mildly NSFW
 
2013-06-20 04:03:58 PM  
Came here for this:

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// disappointed in you people
 
2013-06-20 04:09:23 PM  

Mad_Season: Came here for this:

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// disappointed in you people


Too easy.
 
2013-06-20 04:27:36 PM  
This sounds maddeningly familiar ...

No, don't help, it'll come to me in a minute ...
 
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