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Nature’s miracle – It’s alive even when it’s not been fed since 44 years.

Can you imagine someone not being fed and alive? Probably you may think for few days or few months only. But here’s a nature’s miracle that it’s alive even when it’s not been fed with any water or fresh air since last 44 years and it’s a rare phenomenon.

Actually we are talking about this plant which was planted in 1960 by this man, David Latimer from  Cranleigh, Surrey. He last fed it in 1972 and stopped thereafter with a desire to experiment the same. But today also these plants are green.

The sealed pot containing the plant has a capacity of 38 liters and it’s deeply filled with the plant now. David is 80 now and it’s been assumed that the plant has developed it’s own ecosystem to stay alive for so many years without even being watered.

It’s surprising to know that in last 53 years this plant is being fed only once in 1972 before tightly sealing it as an experiment. The hardy spiderworts has grown inside to fill the 10 gallon jar surviving entirely on water, nutrients and recycled air.

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Can you imagine how many types of smells can a human being smell?

You must be thinking about some 100s or may be around a 1000 types. But you will be surprised to know the reality of human quality of smelling.

NASA has employed George Aldrich for nearly 40 years as its ‘Chief Sniffer’ to smell every object before they can be flown into a space shuttle. George can smell anything or almost everything.

Aldrich’s team tests nearly all items that astronauts would encounter during their flight including fabric, toothpaste, circuit boards, and the ink on their checklists.

Interestingly, Aldrich can detect more than 10,000 smells. For detailed report view the video below: