Cancer diagnosed but found split pea

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Cancer diagnosed but found split pea

Help science freaks.

Ron Sveden, a retired 75 year old teacher from Brewster, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with cancer. When the doctors went in they found a split pea sprout. How can a split pea spout in the dark? Doesn't it need the sun for photosynthesis and growth?

Is this wacky? Is this evolution at work?

Please clear this up for me.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7940710/Cancer-patient-grows-pea-plant-in-his-lung.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Besides the fact that it is

Besides the fact that it is in his lung in the first place, this doesn't seem abnormal. The seed contains enough nutrients on its own to sustain the original growth of the plant. Think of it this way, if the seed was buried underground, it would need enough nutrients to grow a few inches before it could even break through to the surface to start photosynthesizing. The lungs are moist, which is necessary for a respiratory surface, and warm which is all that is needed for the original sprout to take place.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endosperm


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No real mystery here. Seeds

No real mystery here. Seeds sprout when they are planted a half inch or so underground, light is not what they need. It is moisture that triggers seeds to sprout. After that, they have enough sugars and starches to grow a little bit so that they can start developing leaves. Then they need a light source to grow any farther.

 

You can check this out in your kitchen if you are curious. Take just about any kind of seeds and put them on a damp paper towel on a saucer. Then cover them with another saucer turned over. Put the whole thing in the cupboard and come back in a couple of days. If the seeds were fertile, then they will have sprouted.

 

Now if you are in the northern hemisphere, it is a bit late to buy most seeds for planting. However, the produce section of the supermarket has lots of things that have viable seeds. Pick whatever seems easiest for you to work with. Since Halloween is coming up, pumpkins will be around shortly and they have huge seeds that are fairly easy to wash clean.

 

Come spring, you can do even better. If you have a nice sized garden and you don't mind committing a couple of square yards, you can get some lattice work and poles to anchor it into the ground. Pumpkin plants like to be tied to the lattice as they grow so that they can get tall (they will also grow flat on the ground but then they needs quite a bit more space.

 

For some real fun, try planting pumpkins and zucchini all mixed up together. The first year, you will get some of each. However, they are cross fertile so the seeds from either can be planted in the second year and you will end up growing a weird cross between the two.

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thanks.

 Thanks, both of you. It makes sense now.

But how weird it was for that guy.

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Also contains coumestrol pea

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