That’s right YOU HEARD ME I SAID CORN SEX
ok it’s really super cool though so the male organs that produce the pollen look like flowers and they’re at the top of the stalk
And the female organs are within the ear, which coincidentally, totally looks like a penis
BUT THE EAR IS ALL WRAPPED UP IN THE HUSK HOW WILL THE POLLEN REACH IT?!?!
Let me tell you: the flowers drop ABOUT 20,000 POLLEN DUSTS DOWN PER CORN KERNEL BABY hey if there’s any doubt SHOWER EM
AND the flowers are at the top of the stalk; the ears are about halfway down, in the middle, so gravity helps.
BUT!!! There’s still a problem! The corn ears are wrapped up tight in their protective husks HOW WILL THE POLLEN GET IN THERE?!?
It’s super cool! You know the silky strand string thingers that you have to pull offa your corn? ON THE EXACT DAY THE POLLEN BEGINS DROPPING (pollen dusts last a coupla days) THESE SILKY STRANDS REACH JUST PAST THE END OF THE HUSK AND STICK OUT TO CATCH THE POLLEN! How cool!!!
But it doesn’t even end there! Each pollen dust splits into a set of twins, where the first twin BURROWS DOWN THE SILK STALK so the second twin and jump on down to reach the kernel and make the embryo, the baby kernel AND THEN THE FIRST TWIN FOLLOWS IT AND MAKES UP THE STARCHY PARTA THE KERNEL!! THE DUAL TONED COLOR OF A KERNEL OF CORN HAS A REASON WHO KNEW!
Also those little dried up dead baby corns at the top of your cob? Those are baby kernels that never got their pollen, and so the silky strand thinger dried up after pollen stopped comin’ (pfffffft pollen cOMING) and fell off and left behind the weird little hard brown nubbies!
And now you know about corn sex ISN’T IT NEAT THOUGH
ricekrispyjoints because Em you KNOW you want in on this
ullragg Siseja check out this friggin cool corn
farseerscreed Rachel IDEK why I feel the need to share this with you BUT ITS CORN SEX AMD WHO AM I TO DENY THE STRANGE FASCINATION OF WEIRD CROPS (let’s face it I wanna share the corn sex with EVERYONE it’s so cool)
A Fedora is classy as fuck. The Trilby is like it’s douchey younger cousin that is easier to get a hold of but still looks okay if you wear it with the right fucking outfit .
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I have been educated!
But guess what Jaimes! You’re not wearing either!
this pigeon was having trouble pecking at a stale cookie on the street so i went over and crushed it with my foot so it could eat better and i think that was the nicest thing i did this year
FUCK YOU GUYS WHO THOUGHT THAT I CRUSHED THE PIGEON AT FIRST IM A NICE PERSON
Atopodentatus unicus by Julius T. Csotonyi.
“The fossil record is replete with wonders. Humungous fungus, dazzling dinosaurs, intricate ammonites, and perplexing protomammals just scratch the surface of such a wide array of fantastic organisms that sometimes it’s easy to become acclimated to the enigmatic and weird. Yet, even then, there are fossils so strange that they make me jolt upright in my seat and think “Wait, what the hell is that?” The latest prehistoric creature to leave me gobsmacked is Atopodentatus unicus." Keep rading