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    Burrs are seeds with sharp spikes or barbs that hook themselves onto passing people or animals. In this way, they spread over a large area. The barbs are curved at the end, which makes them hard to shake off. The inventor of Velcro supposedly got the idea for his invention from burrs.

    1. Marcfoto 74 months ago | reply

      Well captured! - ever see a dog get caught with these? poor things!

    2. GustavoG 74 months ago | reply

      Evolution at work. :)

    3. Saint Claire Studio 74 months ago | reply

      I'd always heard these were the inspiration for velcro, too. Burdock - has sweet little flowers early on, when they're green and innocent.

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