Thursday, June 12, 2008

Space Seeds

Leave it to China to come up with creative solutions to any problem. No roof on the Olympic stadium? Let's try and control the weather! A thick blanket of choking pollution clogging the lungs of your citizens? Let's turn off the factories for a few days. People asking too many questions? Shoot them in the brain! These amazing innovators have a new outside-the-box solution to their food shortage problems. Don't grow more food; grow giant food! Turns out, seeds grown in space produce super-sized crops. After a few generations of careful selection, you've got yourself a viable supply of 210-pound pumpkins and 2-foot-long cucumbers. (Careful where you stick those.) Supposedly no one knows why space seeds produce giant plants, but I'm sure there's a logical explanation. Regardless, cucumbers! More details here.

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