Talk to a plant.

10.20.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

A new social experiment done by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Carmichael Lynch reveals that plants grow stronger and healthier when spoken to. The experiment used two plants with the same controls growing, except that one plant was spoken to while the other sat in silence during the time period of their development. Instead of a person continuously speaking to the experimental plant, Carmichael Lynch developed a tweet-to-speech technology in which people of  the Twitterverse can send messages to the plant and the technology will read it aloud to the plant.

So far, the results on have shown the plant that has been spoken to is taller, greener, and has a larger leaf size than the silent plant. The experiment exhibit is part of the “Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition” exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that will be appearing from Oct. 10, 2013 to Jan. 6, 2014.


Celine Hickey

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