"Pollen is like a flying testicle"
"A pollen grain is simply a small package containing the male genetic material of a plant, so a frame of bee-collected pollen is like a gigantic sperm bank, except the sperm is lost to the plants forever. Instead, it becomes food for bee larvae . . . kind of an odd menu item, when you think about it. "
"Here in Georgia, the pollen is like snow sometimes, honestly; it's just obnoxiously floating in the air, landing on everything. When I come in from walking, it's all in my hair--it's a mess! As much time as some people spend in their cars, I thought it was something to think about; for me, getting out and actually maintaining my clean-up is the hard part!"
"Remind learners that pollen is like a little packet of information that goes from one plant to another plan "
"Pollen is like sin. It appears small and of little consequence if any consequence at all. But if not treated it gets worse and worse and worse and worse. At first it may be a simple itch that we can arbitrarily scratch and nobody will notice. But we'll know. And the longer it goes untreated the worse it becomes to us and the more obvious it becomes to others "
"Pollen is like a tiny "zip-lock" bag containing reproductive material. It is acid resistant and thousands of pollen grains occur in finger-tipped sized rocks. "
"From a Christian standpoint, pollen is like the Word of God. If we share the Gospel with others, people will get saved and a new life will begin to grow."
that sticks to just about everything.
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