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. Triggers may occur if one-tenth of the insect is within contact. Dionaea is a monotypic genus closely related to the waterwheel plant Aldrovanda vesiculosa and sundews Drosera , all of which belong to the family Droseraceae. In , the North Carolina colonial governor , Arthur Dobbs , penned the first written description of the plant in a letter to English botanist Peter Collinson. It was dated Brunswick, Jan. The great wonder of the vegetable kingdom is a very curious unknown species of Sensitive.
Venus Flytrap (group)
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Thailand's famed tolerance of transsexuals often stops at the cabaret ticketbox but a new and apparently all-girl band has set its sights on the pop charts hoping that mainstream success will help change social attitudes. Venus Flytrap is not a girl band in the strictest sense, but a "ladyboy" band of five members who were born males and had their sex surgically altered. With the guidance of one of the world's major recording companies, which has its eye on a market niche, they have become the first such act to win a mainstream record deal. Their first album, Visa for Love , was released in December and though it has yet to break into the charts it has enjoyed high-turnover play on Bangkok's SkyTrain rail network and won the group a high-profile spot at an downtown open-air concert.
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Five beauties, questionable singing abilities, great dance moves and the skimpiest of outfits: "Venus Flytrap" fits the girl band cliche in every respect but one. These Thai girls used to be boys. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Sign up for a new account in our community.
Like all good manufactured pop commodities, they have a mountain of publicists behind, and are no slouches at self-promotion, as their high-content blog shows. But allow me a moment of smugness or maybe despair as once again something I stumbled on courtesy my insatiable consumption of media goes mental and give me a job as a trend-spotter. I can understand why a group like this could get huge in Asia, where for a few years someone like Harisu is a mainstream icon, and from personal experience and making a generalisation here based on my time in China and Taiwan , the cultural attitudes to sex and gender are quite different from English speaking countries and Europe. Dana International was the Eurovision winner back in , but this is single-capital-letter-pop, as in J-pop, or Canto-pop, which besides oddly socially awkward geeks like myself, westerners tend to look down on with a good blizzard of colonial disdain.