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March 25, 2011


One of Britain's most prestigious orchestras has performed to a rather unusual audience -- row upon row of plants, in an attempt to see whether the music helps them grow.

(Thanks to Ralph)


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Heck! That's nothing, they put St. Martins in the Fields!

they're playing allegrow

it was actually the royals. they're very dull.

Seemed like a good idea (after inhaling some smoking plant material)

Sounds like the science fair project that my oldest son ignored. All the plants (control group, group that was exposed to contemporary music and the group exposed to classical music) died when ignored for two weeks.

Woodstock minus the people? How corny!

Nah. We already got the dumbest vegetables on the planet and they can't hear anyway.

I believe Mythbusters already covered this. If I remember correctly, those that were cursed at did best.
Myself, I'd do best if Kari tended to me. She could even cuss if she wanted.

Isn't that how they grow Triffids?

This is news?

Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.
I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd,
And, as with living Souls, have been inform'd,
By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound.

William Congreve, in The mourning bride, 1697

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