But perhaps even more amazingly, or terrifyingly, tobacco plants can communicate with totally different species. To test this, scientists tortured sagebrush plants and found that nearby tobacco plants started producing their own chemical defenses. If there’s anything more terrifying than a horror movie becoming reality, it’s the idea that the movie might be The Happening.
In The Happening, it was the trees; the villains of the movie were the plants and trees, killing everyone off for being such phenomenal douchebags.
Apparently the South is totally doomed to suffer this fate… they’re covered in tobacco plants. Oh, and also Pennsylvania. Most of the Amish grow tobacco because they have the large number of children it takes to hand-harvest it all.
Crap… I’m screwed.