Today's fact is probably one of the coolest yet, and it's about the Venus Flytrap!
Did you know that when an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap prepares to close, snapping shut only if another contact occurs within approximately twenty seconds of the first strike. The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against wasting energy by trapping objects with no nutritional value, and the plant will only begin digestion after five more stimuli to ensure it has caught a live bug worthy of consumption.
HOW INTELLIGENT ARE THESE PLANTS? Or well, evolution I guess. But still, I'm very impressed.