Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fact of the Day: Darwin Moth

Charles Darwin once inspected an particular type of orchid from Madagascar which had a certain problem. Nobody could really figure out what kind of insect could pollinate the flower due to its unique shape. Darwin suspected it was some kind of moth with a lengthy string-like mouth. The Morgan's sphinx moth was discovered about 21 years after Darwin had passed away, and it was almost exactly as Darwin thought it would be. 

18 comments:

  1. wow, Charles Darwin always amazes me. :)

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  2. Wow, he really was a smart guy!

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  3. He was one of the most brilliant man who ever lived, that's for sure.

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  4. Smart guy. I wonder how he would explain me.

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  5. What a pity he wasn't there to say, I told you so!

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  6. MERCY, that man was smart....about a LOT of things.
    Oh, and heres a site that will help you make those awesome biscuits....:)

    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/easy-self-rising-biscuits-recipe

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  7. I agree. He was definitely a man before his time.

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