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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Women are from the Garden, Men are from the Compost Heap: Women's Voices Make Tomatoes Grow

We may live in society that stresses equality between the genders, but when it comes to gardening, women seem to have an upper larynx. According to a recent experiment by the Royal Horticultural Society in England, tomato plants grow faster when they are crooned at. The sung-to tomatoes grew two inches higher than their unserenaded counterparts. Female voices worked especially well for hasty tomato growth. Male voices, on the other hand, couldn’t make the tomatoes grow as quickly, and in some cases, low-voiced males were able to stunt the growth of the tomatoes by warbling at them. This must be why we throw rotten tomatoes at horrible singers. Wokka Wokka.

link: Women Should Sing to Their Tomatoes. Guys Should Shut Up. : TreeHugger


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