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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

How Great are the Wonders of Hashem?

Transformation of a kidney bean into a fully-grown plant 


Transformation of a kidney bean into a fully-grown plant is captured in a mesmerizing timelapse

The mesmerizing process of a kidney bean burgeoning into a fully-grown plant has been captured in an incredible new timelapse.

Shot through a soil cross section, the footage shows how the bean first bursts and sprouts roots, before a stem and plant shoots out above the surface.
The amazing video was captured by Lithuanian YouTuber Mindaugas Kriksciukas in a painstaking process that took a total of four attempts.

The footage was shot over 25 days, with Mr Kriksciukas, 27, setting his camera to shoot an image of the bean's progress every nine minutes and 36 seconds.
The result was a jittery but engrossing clip showing just how much plants can move during their earliest stages of growth.
The idea came to Mr Kriksciukas while brainstorming ideas for an interesting time-lapse subject for his YouTube channel GPhase.

The footage was shot over 25 days, with Mr Kriksciukas, 27, setting his camera to shoot an image of the bean's progress every nine minutes and 36 seconds.
The result was a jittery but engrossing clip showing just how much plants can move during their earliest stages of growth.
The idea came to Mr Kriksciukas while brainstorming ideas for an interesting time-lapse subject for his YouTube channel GPhase.

'Seeing the motion, the action, growth itself is definitely the most fascinating thing about these videos.'
Most plants grow from seeds, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the kidney bean plant grows from kidney beans.
Within this compact package is everything the plant needs to grow and reproduce

The outside covering of seeds is called the coat, which protects the baby plant and is split open once it begins to grow.
In order for seeds to grow into plants, they need soil containing nutrients, water, sunlight, the right temperature, room to grow, and time.
If the conditions are just right, the seed begins to sprout roots deep into the soil to collect water, while a stem shoots upwards.

The plant knows which way to grow its roots and stem because it can sense the pull of gravity through the soil - while the stem is grown in the opposite direction, the roots are pushed in line with gravity.
Once the stem has breached the surface of the soil, it grows leaves to collect sunlight.
The plant has specialised cell machinery that means its stem always grows in the direction of the sun to make sure it is pointing the right way. 

2 comments:

Chafraud-Depravitch said...

DIN, this is not news! God's been doing it this way for years!
What kind of site are you running here? Where's the fresh information? I heard about this when I was a kid.

There's even a variety of bean that grows high enough to reach the house of a Giant who lives in the clouds. You may have heard of him. He owns a goose that Chabad and Satmar have tried to get their hands on for decades to perform shechita.

Of course, you're not really interested in the truth. You just wanted to tempt us with kitniyot in the run-up to Pesach!

Chag Sameach.

Abe said...

Speaking of the kiniyot kerfuffle, since I’m ashkenazi I don’t eat them because I don’t want to to wind up in gehenim. The unfortunate Sephardim should think twice before eating chumus, rice or string beans.
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