Women's Voices Found To Make Plants Grow Faster

Britain's Royal Horticulture Society conducted an experiment, and found that tomato plants grew up to two inches taller if they were spoken to by a female rather than a male. The group conducted the experiment for more than a month.

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DAVID GREENE, host:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

Britain's royal horticulture society has news for gardeners. And theā€¦

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And, David, sorry, the news is that recordings of women's voices made plants grow taller than male voices. Among those talking to the tomatoes was a descendent of Charles Darwin reading from "The Origin's of Species." Sara Darwin's plants grew two inches taller than the best male's plant. She said she wasn't sure if it was her dulcet tones or Darwin's prose that did the trick. It's MORNING EDITION.

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