Charles Darwin and the Racing Asparagus : Krulwich Wonders... Some of science's great ideas were created in homespun ways. To test his ideas on evolution, Charles Darwin and his butler dropped asparagus into a tub. Darwin's oldest son studied dead pigeons by letting them float upside down in a bowl.
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Charles Darwin and the Racing Asparagus

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Charles Darwin and the Racing Asparagus

Charles Darwin and the Racing Asparagus

Charles Darwin and the Racing Asparagus

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