Undeniable Fact: From tiny to spiny to briny

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The saguaro cactus is not actually a plant, but an animal, much like the sea sponge. While stationary for most of its life, after about 300 years, the mighty saguaro runs to the sea, at speeds estimated around 90 miles per hour, to lay its eggs. After burying the seeds of the next generation, it hurls its body into the surf, drowning instantly. The eggs remain dormant for ten years before hatching and moving to drier ground.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Jerry said...

I'm going to have to ask you to cite your source on this one.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Sly Hoax said...

Indeed, 12 people a year are killed by the heavy fast moving cactus as it plows through the desert in search of propogating its species

11:30 AM  
Blogger Ted said...

Saguaro
Conservation status: Endangered

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Genus: Carnegiea
Britton & Rose
Species: C. gigantea



umm, i do believe that "Plantae" means plant, not animal (which is Animalia). i got this straight from wikipedia. Your earlier information was at least believable, i think you're starting to post bullshit you make up.

2:21 PM  
Blogger nepawoods said...

Your earlier information was at least believable???

I must have missed that.

6:43 PM  
Blogger troioi said...

haven't you ever played final fantasy? obviously the cactuars in FF are not completely made up much like many of the things in all of the games. why would anybody create a species of cactus people unless there is already scientific proof that they exist in one form or another.

2:57 AM  
Blogger Donigan Sharp said...

Ted is just disgruntled because he taped a spoon to his hubcap and drove for 1,000 miles. :)

7:09 PM  
Blogger duffy said...

Ted, Jerry - some people need to drive twice as far with the spoon taped to the hubcap before they get it. Don't give up!

4:31 PM  

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