You’re losin’ to a shrub, Bub!
Blog Guy, I’ve heard that you set up test races and stuff like that, so your readers can bet on what beats what? Do you still do those?
Sure. I still have a little money left in my budget for the year. What would you like to see?
Well, I’ve heard that when we’re not looking, potted plants can move pretty fast. Is it true?
That’s a perennial question. Where did you hear it?
I heard it through the grapevine.
Well, we put your question to a test by arranging a race between a team of athletes, and a team of potted plants.
It was close from the instant the starter pistil went off, but the plants won and the humans threw in the trowel.
Wow, somehow that seems like a pretty important discovery! Were the plants a professional team?
Nah, strictly bush league.
Where did you even get enough fertilizer for an experiment like this?
You must be new to this blog, stranger. Around here, there’s never a shortage of fresh fertilizer…
Top: China’s Li Lei passes a potted plant while competing in the men’s 50 km walk at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, November 25, 2010.
Left: China’s Si Tianfeng (L) and compatriot Li Lei compete during the men’s 50 km walk at the Games.
Right: Japan’s Koichiro Morioka reacts after finishing third in the men’s 50 km walk at the Games.
REUTERS photos by David Gray