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Thinking a lily pad can support the weight of my body. : Whatcouldgowrong

Thinking a lily pad can support the weight of my body. : Whatcouldgowrong

These can actually support up to 70lbs of weight, but it has to be spread evenly because the leaf is so fragile. You can drop a straw from six inches and it will pass right through it.

Here’s a woman standing on one


e: looked for video of the straw thing. Could not find anything. Take the claim up with the authors of “”Leaf”. The New American cyclopaedia: a popular dictionary of general knowledge”

I did however find out more about it. Turns out they grow super quick. The flowers bloom overnight and attract beetles, then close up and trap the beetles in the morning, at which point it turns pink and blooms again, this time as a male, freeing the beetle to fly away covered in pollen.