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An Explosive Garden

An Explosive Garden

The touch-me-not plant (from the genus Impatiens) bursts upon even the slightest contact. A touch will trigger a chain reaction, and the seeds of the plant will erupt outward in every direction.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Violet flower seeds are jammed into pods that will explode as they dry out. 00:02

  2. Touch-me-nots are plants that are highly sprung, and will explode on contact. 00:30

  3. The squirting cucumber ejects seeds like rockets at the tiniest vibration. 01:04

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