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Apr 10 2013

Botanical Wednesday: One, two, three…ha ha ha…four, five, six, SEVEN. Seven purple tentacles, ha ha ha!

Sorry, I was looking at this Akebia flower, and for some reason I felt a compulsion to count the number of carpels, and I did it out loud in the voice of Sesame Street’s Count. It’s been a long day of proofreading and I’m home all alone, and I think I’m getting punchy. I should probably just go to bed.

akebia

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  1. 1
    chigau (違う)

    mmmm
    chocolate

  2. 2
    rowanvt

    Tentacles?

    http://imageshack.us/a/img197/1262/mushroomfancywhite2.jpg

    Almost…

  3. 3
    michaelhofer

    Tentacles?

    http://tinyurl.com/d86jjgu

    :D

  4. 4
    John Morales

    michaelhofer, no, not tentacles.

    Rather, a blatant close-up of stamens and carpels — with the stigma clearly visible.

    (PZ is getting horny!)

  5. 5
    irisvanderpluym

    Hawt.

  6. 6
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    Gotta love Count vonCount.

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    emilybites

    Glad to see other grown-ups count like this. The reason I didn’t go into STEM is that I hear those areas involve a lot of numbers and I do get some funny looks.*

    *This is not true.

  9. 9
    Antiochus Epiphanes

    Awwww.

  10. 10
    Algonquin on the Bayou a/k/a Sharon

    Botanical porn.

  11. 11
    birgerjohansson

    Not quite tentacles, but an elongated (invasive) organism:
    “Eel Removed From Man After Getting Stuck, Chewing Through Colon (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/09/eel-removed-from-man-stuck-colon-photo_n_3046785.html That guy is a candidate for the Darwin award.

  12. 12
    cicely

    The Count is sorely missed.
    -

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