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Flowers

  1. Flowers Could Clean Up Polluted Land, Act As Nanoparticle Factories

    The alyssum flowers pictured above aren't just pretty -- they're good for the planet, too. A recent study from the University of Warwick suggests that the common flowers and their relatives could help restore chemically poisoned land to a more livable state by leeching toxins from the ground. As an added bonus, researchers think they could one day harvest those same toxic chemicals  -- now broken down to tiny nanoparticles -- for use in new technologies.

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  2. Wye Oak Tears Apart Papa Roach Song, Gets Sent Flowers by Lead Singer

    Who knew Jacoby Shaddix, lead singer of Papa Roach, had a sense of humor? Jenn Wasner, of Wye Oak, recently told The A.V. Club that she hates the song "Scars" in one of their features. Apparently, word got around to Shaddix, who then decided to send Wasner flowers. The line from the card just so happens to be a line from the song, making the whole thing about a million times better.

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  3. Gorgeous Poké Ball Duct Tape Flowers

    You might have seen duct tape roses before, as they're not the most uncommon of ducktivities, a word Duck Brand Duct Tape uses to oh so accurately describe fun activities that can be done with duct tape. You're also most likely aware of a somewhat, kind of popular franchise called Pokémon, and the way the franchise employs the use of its poké balls to capture adorable little creatures and stuff them into tiny spaces for safe keeping. Since both duct tape roses and poké balls are two things that exist, they should be combined into poké ball duct tape flowers, obviously. They're actually quite pretty, check them out after the break.

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  4. Beautiful Dragon Sculpture Transforms into Ring of Flowers

    Serving both the transforming robot fan and delicate flower fan in us all, this Tomoo Yamaji sculpture begins life as a blue dragon 1,630 millimeters in length, and transforms to become a wreath of blue flowers, measuring in with a width and height 750 millimeters. Check out the transformation steps after the break.

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  5. Puppy-Shaped Bouquet

    At least one e-florist sells bouquets of flowers shaped like puppies.

    Unleash smiles with our original and fun dog-shaped floral creation. Hand-designed in a handsome, reusable handled basket with carnations, assorted poms, asters and more, it's perfect for dog lovers, pet parents, or a unique gift to get you out of the doghouse.
    (via BWE)

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