Friday, February 1, 2008

The Popping Seeds of Saipan

This was so cool I thought I just HAD to write about it. You see I've been substituting for a fifth grade teacher who's been out on maternity leave for the past three weeks and, as always, I learned a thing or two during my tenure there. This time around the kids showed me something after 8 years of living here I had never seen on this island. They introduced me to the Popping Seed of Saipan. I searched the internet trying to find out their real name but I could not find it anywhere and I was so intrigued by this little firecracker that I made a video of it and have posted it here for your enjoyment.

So tell those Grinches on the Hill they can go ahead and ban our Christmas fireworks...who needs them anyways...we'll just GROW OUR OWN!

Seed Jokes of the Day:

“I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don’t know what to feed it.”
–Steven Wright

What did the blonde say when she looked into the box of Cheerios? "OH LOOK!!! Donut seeds."

They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure.
-Ernest Hemingway


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Slow day at work?

They do that so that they sprout during rainy events.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

You should hold a contest in your classroom: How many can you pop inside your mouth at one time.

Karsten (aka Evel) said...


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Tamara said...

For some reason I can't view the video. But my little girl tells me that you are her substitute teacher and your the bestest teacher ever. So thanks for being the bestest teacher ever to my little girl (Mirika).

Bruce A. Bateman said...

That is an interesting post. The shape is like a 'helicopter' seed that spirals and 'flies' away from the mother tree thus propagating more widely.

The Hiker said...

Do you have a picture of the plant the seed comes from? I want to see if they exist on Tinian since I have never seen this seed in the 18 years I have lived here.