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(The New York Times)   Garden encourages children to "pet" the plants. I can't wait for the poison ivy exhibit   (nytimes.com) divider line 18
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2013-08-22 01:00:38 PM
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/unh, unh, unh, unh....tip to base, tip to base.
 
2013-08-22 01:01:41 PM
Be sure to pet the plants, just make sure to not piss off the horribly mutated and over sized butterfly who's giving you the tour!

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2013-08-22 01:05:20 PM
THE GARDEN ALSO HAS A 9,100-SQUARE-FOOT LEARNING CENTER

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2013-08-22 01:11:54 PM
We went for the beta-test weekend.  It's pretty awesome.
 
2013-08-22 01:30:20 PM
Why is this fail? Someone's setting up a resource that will get kids off our lawns and it's "fail"?
 
2013-08-22 01:37:32 PM
For trails day our conservation commission put on a hike with a logger turn conservation fanatic.  He has the kids hug trees and his pig shtick is eating poison ivy and rubbing it all over himself to show that nature isn't awful.  At the start of the hike I told him and the hike organizers that we had a dozen impressionable cub scouts and not to do the poison ivy thing as the would imitate him.  Wouldn't you the second the organizers lead half the group to a cave he does the poison ivy is good for you routine.  Now every time we go hiking I have to tell them that this isn't so.
 
2013-08-22 01:38:15 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Why is this fail? Someone's setting up a resource that will get kids off our lawns and it's "fail"?



We see a lot of children here, and we have watched many times a butterfly come flying at a group of 10-years-olds, and they scream and duck because they're afraid it's going to sting or bite them.

I'm assuming the fail is for parents that never take their damn kids outside. This sentence here...it's hilarious and sad all at once.
 
2013-08-22 01:46:05 PM

Cheron: For trails day our conservation commission put on a hike with a logger turn conservation fanatic.  He has the kids hug trees and his pig shtick is eating poison ivy and rubbing it all over himself to show that nature isn't awful.  At the start of the hike I told him and the hike organizers that we had a dozen impressionable cub scouts and not to do the poison ivy thing as the would imitate him.  Wouldn't you the second the organizers lead half the group to a cave he does the poison ivy is good for you routine.  Now every time we go hiking I have to tell them that this isn't so.


Jeez. How in the hell does he not realize that everyone reacts differently to poison ivy?? I can roll around in the stuff and get no reaction...my ex, though - he once ended up in the ER after mowing over a patch by accident. His throat swelled up so that he couldn't breathe, took about 5 minutes to get very scary.  Even just brushing against some had him in bed for days with a horrible breakout, normally.

This guy is an irresponsible moron.
 
2013-08-22 01:46:20 PM
My favorite plant to pet was the mimosa, aka "sensitive plant". When you you touch the fern-like leaves, they close up. Kind of like a venus flytrap that only gets food from the soil.

It's a pretty plant

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Close-up of the leaves after being touched:

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2013-08-22 01:54:53 PM
Seriously, what kind of loser devotes all that time and energy to teaching kids about the natural world, right subby?
 
2013-08-22 02:15:42 PM
I've been affected by poison ivy, but when I saw a kid react to poison sumac I found a new plant to fear. It freaked his parents completely.
 
2013-08-22 02:16:58 PM
Hey, stubby, I bet those plants didn't consent to be groped, did they? DID THEY???
 
2013-08-22 02:20:53 PM
I guess the FAIL tag is for the farking retard who submitted this?
 
2013-08-22 02:40:03 PM

Begoggle: I guess the FAIL tag is for the farking retard who submitted this?


Now now, let's be fair... I'm sure subby meant that all plants are exactly the same and therefore kids don't benefit at all from having a tactile learning experience. To imply that subby is a retard is not nice, even if the description is accurate!
 
2013-08-22 02:56:29 PM

ChipNASA: [www.scraps20.com image 398x335]

/unh, unh, unh, unh....tip to base, tip to base.


Coctus?
 
2013-08-22 03:48:24 PM
And now a generation will grow up to be hortisexuals.
 
2013-08-22 09:30:29 PM
What?  No one saying that this sort of thing is going to lead kids to other plants....like marijuana?

/Those scented markers in kindergarten are just a gateway to sniffing Sharpies
 
2013-08-23 12:33:59 AM
www.themarysue.com

PET MEEEE!!!!
 
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