A GROUP of scientists from the University College London are hoping to make waves within their community after committing themselves to studying how plant life is seemingly able to defy gravity.
Botanist James Dill from Yorkshire has spent his entire life studying plants, how they survive and how they interact with their environment.
“I know just about everything there is to know about plants.” He said confidently “But how they grow upright is something I’m still trying to figure out, that’s why I started this research project.”
Mr Dill, who has discovered and named several species of plants, even has one after himself, the ‘Dilldo plant’, thinks the plants may be connected with the Earth in a way we can not see.
“They’re probably all connected with mother nature and that. I don’t know, I’m just guessing at the moment. They could have magical properties for all I know. My mates reckons they gravitate towards this thing in sky, but I think that’s hogwash.”
James research expedition will take him to the depths of an unexplored region of the Papa New Guinean rain forest after locals there spotted plants that ‘grow downwards.’
“Its very exciting, these plants that grow down obviously have something missing, a gene that can’t defy gravity.”
After completing the research James hopes that his findings will be used in daily life. Picking up his Dilldo plant that sits on his desk he said “When i look at this Dilldo plant I may be looking at the humble beginnings of the worlds first anti gravity suit.”