Radioactive Plant!

So, when Chernobyl started spewing radiation, the people nearby were evacuated. But plants can’t leave.

Now, scientists are finding that plants – specifically soybean and flax – are capable of modifying their internal operations in order to cope with radioactive environments.

I wonder if eating tofu made from these soybeans would give me superpowers, or just lymphoma?

6 Responses to “Radioactive Plant!”

  1. Ed says:

    “Plants can’t leave.”


  2. Kevin says:

    Unfortunately the super power you gain is the ability to digest radioactive plants, albeit to late.

  3. Chris says:

    So this changes my interpretation of the ending of “WALL-E”.


    Those, poor, poor humans are DOOOOOMED!

  4. BrianN says:

    You know a bunch of us were arguing once about whether or not plants got cancer, and why it isn’t a problem for them to stand out in the sun all day.

    Also, along a similar vein, there are several species of bacteria that live near nuclear plants, and feed off of the radioactivity in the soil. So, at least something will be there to keep the cockroaches company.

  5. Pitt says:

    And apparently there are bacteria that eat oil, too. At least, that what BP tells me.

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