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article imageVideo: Slow motion footage of plants exploding

By Owen Weldon     Jun 13, 2015 in Environment
A few days ago a video of plants exploding in slow motion surfaced. Since being uploaded, it has received thousands of views.
The video, which was published on YouTube on June 11, shows various plants exploding in slow motion. Some of these plants included squirting cucumbers, touch me nots and violets. All of those plants have something in common, and that is they all disperse their seeds in the same manner — by exploding.
The Washington Post describes the sound effects as a little over the top, but nonetheless they too seem to enjoy the video.
The footage was uploaded to the Smithsonian YouTube channel. The channel is described as a channel that explores Earth's history, as well as culture and life. The channel is also described as a place where 100 percent original and family-friendly programming airs.
The video starts off with the narrator explaining how Violet seeds are stored in a pod, and the pressure becomes quite intense when the pod starts to dry out. As the narrator says that something has got to give, the seeds start popping out of the plant, and then the video moves onto Touch Me Nots, which are apparently more highly sprung. After the narrator talks about Touch Me Nots, the video shows Squirting Cucumbers.
As of now, the video has almost 180,000 views, as well as almost 1,000 likes and almost 60 people have left comments on it.
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