Teaching A Cactus The Japanese Alphabet

Could plants communicate with us, if we had the right way of listening? The wife of a Japanese researcher gives her cacti a language lesson:

The chief of research for Fuji Electronic Industries has constructed special instruments which translate the electrical output of plants into modulated sounds, giving voice to a cactus. Relying on her affinity for plants, Mrs. Hashimoto looks forward to actual conversation with her cactus…Convinced it possesses an intelligence, she is determined to teach it the Japanese alphabet.

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    Could we have a new Republican front runner?  Or at least a potential VP candidate to balance out the ticket?

    We all know that SC sh*tcanned Romney because he’s a Yankee.  Fair play.  But this cactus is special.  It’s got that rough-and-ready Southwestern charm thing going on and seems much more intelligent than Rick Perry.

    • Calypso_1

      I don’t know, if the Republicans were to choose one of our Plantae brethren as a candidate, I’m afraid it would be something more like this:

      • Calypso_1

        …still an improvement if you ask me.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/potter.dee Potter Dee

    No folow up?  You don’t say!

  • JaceD

    These cacti… I wonder if they’re of the psychedelic variety…

    • Calypso_1

      If that is the case we should be focused on learning the cacti alphabet - hyperdimensional glossolalia awaits!

      • Jin The Ninja

         peyote makes for strange days.

        • Calypso_1

          And nights – but oh the places inbetween; crepuscular rays of shifting form in which the shapeshifter learns the art hieroglyphic transubstantiation.

          • Jin The Ninja

            `shapeshifter` -seems father peyote teaches everyone through similiar avatars, i had quite an interesting time with an anthropomorphic wolf and a talking tree.

          • Calypso_1

            Did the tree speak Entish? : )

          • Jin The Ninja

            word-sounds-picture-ideograph-emotion language no language all language;)

          • JaceD

            You guys must be trippin’, are you on that wacky backy?

  • Jin The Ninja

    ohayo gozaimasu, cactaur-chan!

    \(~O~)/おはよぉ

    • Worstandfurious

      Trash, complete trash.

      • Jin The Ninja

        cute.

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