I know you want the jokes. I know. But first, let's understand the science, yes?
So, to put it simply, the researchers at MIT have made spinach plants capable of sending signals to a sensor when they find the presence of nitroaromatics in the ground. How, you ask? Well, they have carbon nanotubes which make it possible.
Plant-human communication is finally here...and it's wonderfully weird. 🥬— euronews Living (@euronewsliving) February 1, 2021
Spinach has been engineered to send emails when it finds specific compounds.
This tech could be used to detect landmines, pollution, and even upcoming droughts.
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Aptly, the technology is called nanotechnology or in this case, 'plant nanobionics', the aim of which is to give plants new powers.
Like sending E-mails. Correct. Class is over. Here's the fun stuff.
If you know anything about the internet, you must have realised that spinach sending mails isn't exactly something that can go unaddressed. I mean, what's next? Spinach will join Tinder and ask me if they're a 'bundle' of joy?
Or, like, will potatoes start tweeting now?... Oh, wait.
Finally. I was going to scream if spinach insisted on another meeting that should have been an email. https://t.co/L6vsoA2a8S— Ambrose Persimmon (@MrPersimmon) February 1, 2021
"Are you sure you want to unsubscribe from Ronnie (aka spinach plant 331, row 9?)"https://t.co/2WzPhsqepK— Bart King🐢 (@BartKing) February 1, 2021
Does this mean my house plants will start talking back? https://t.co/XKhgEY3oLl— SBD (@hozer67) February 1, 2021
I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. https://t.co/3hvyTpJCgG— Josh Rosenberg (@tweetjoshtweet) February 1, 2021
I’m gonna be pissed when my spinach asks me I saw the attachment on their email. https://t.co/lcuXo0l8re— finally learned how to spell coup d’etat (@anotherkudatah) February 2, 2021
We will no longer be oppressed, our voices will be heard! https://t.co/iN0kKxSFpJ— Spinach (@Spinach25909778) February 2, 2021
Spinach be emailing me soon saying “ may this email find me well.” https://t.co/Yh9AuE1i6r— Zainab the Champion (@ZtheChampion) February 2, 2021
Spinach to me: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Me to spinach: Not in the fridge.