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We spend a lot of time here at Cracked pointing out horrors of nature that slither on the land and lurch through the sea.
Organisms with albino mutations are pretty weird in general, but albino plants are extra weird. Ultra-rare albino redwood trees completely lack the green pigment chlorophyll, which they need to live (by photosynthesizing nutrients from light).
A bonsai, literally translated to “tree in a pot”, is simply a potted miniature version of its normal sized counterpart. Originating from China and Japan, bonsai trees were originally cultivated from trees growing in the wild. Over time, the practice of bonsai trees gained popularity as an art form.
Over the years many styles to classify Bonsai trees have been advanced, closely resembling circumstances in nature.
Synsepalum dulcificum , also known as the miracle fruit, is a plant with a berry that, when eaten, causes sour foods (such as lemons and limes ) subsequently consumed to taste sweet . This effect is due to miraculin , which is used commercially as a sugar substitute . Common names for this species and its berry include miracle fruit , [ 2 ] miracle berry , miraculous berry , [ 2 ] sweet berry , [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] and in West Africa, where the species originates, agbayun , [ 6 ] taami , asaa , and ledidi .