“Shhh….the plants are listening.”

“Shhh….the plants are listening.”

The Daily Mail claims customs agents recently busted a man trying to smuggle live kittens from Singapore to Malaysia. The unidentified man was walking through security at a Singapore airport when customs officials noticed a large bulge in the front of his pants. They searched the man and found four live kittens stuffed down the front of his pants. The man is now facing a $10,000 fine and a one-year prison sentence. The kittens are going to be placed up for adoption.

Maybe when spring eventually rolls around you can talk to your flowers and get them to open up sooner. Biologists from Tel Aviv University found when they played recordings of flying bees to primrose flowers, the sugar concentration in the nectar of the flowers increased an average of 20 percent within three minutes. This is reported to be the first evidence that plants can respond to sounds in “an ecologically relevant way.” Amazing, but can they called to testify in court?

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Bringing a tree into your home means you could also deal with some creepy crawlies if you’re not careful. Molly Kreuze of Springfield, Virginia said more than 100 praying mantises hatched inside of her home after they hitched a ride inside on her Christmas tree. Kreuze, who is a veterinarian, said she’s trying to find new homes for the bugs as it seems “people really like them.” She also added, next year, she’s getting a fake tree.