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paisley claus
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This came in an email with the subject of the same name. It also included pictures of a cubicle filled with styrofoam peanuts, office covered in post-its, etc. This one struck me as especially funny (mostly cuz I haven't seen it before)...

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Now, how is this done?? Is it just taking the keys off the keyboard, adding some dirt and seeds? Can anyone tell what type of plant is actually sprouting??

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csel's in 2nd Grade
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My first thought was that water was poured into the keyboard and then seeds sprinkled into the cracks - hydroponic growth, so to speak. Then you wouldn't have to remove anything. Ruins the keyboard, but so would the other way with dirt....

It is very funny - I've heard of turning a monitor into a fish tank, but this is new and different! [lol]

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NorthernLite
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I'm sort of torn here. Should I show this picture to our morning DJ or pull this prank on him when he goes on his honeymoon? I do have an old keyboard around so nothing would get ruined. Suggestions?

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Oooohhh, that combines 2 of my favorite things- growing plants and computers. I love it! Now I'm gonna have to figure out how to make a Planted 'Puter.

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eif
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It looks like it is the plants from a Chia pet which IIRC are alfafa sprouts.


I always thought just switching the M and the N key on a keyboard was usually a good prank especially on someone who hunts and pecks.

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Signora Del Drago
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quote:
Originally posted by Northern Lite but same great taste:
I'm sort of torn here. Should I show this picture to our morning DJ or pull this prank on him when he goes on his honeymoon? I do have an old keyboard around so nothing would get ruined. Suggestions?

I vote for the prank!

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I second that vote. Do it and take pics, please!

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Stormfeather
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Since nothing would get ruined... prank! Prank!

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It looks like parsley. I heard of garnishing a paycheck, but never a keyboard. [Roll Eyes]

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Mistletoey Chloe
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It looks like cress to me. You can grow that on anything, including damp paper towels.

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Holly Golightly
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quote:
Originally posted by Chloe:
It looks like cress to me. You can grow that on anything, including damp paper towels.

I agree.

Found this by googling growing+cress+keyboard:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=cress+keyboard

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paisley claus
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Ah you guys have all the answers [Smile]

It does make much more sense to try and do it hydroponically rather than take off all the keys.

And always glad to give more fodder for pranks! Please please please try it!!!! [Big Grin]

ETA: This Bert message icon cracks me up whenever I see it!!! We've been calling my brother Bert for years because of his unibrow (which is black like Bert's too!!) [lol]

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CH-CH-CH-CHIA!

Get your own Chia Keyboard today!

Love it!

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MissEltoe
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I vote PRANK!!!!!!

I would love to do this to someone in my office.

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