Video: giant carnivorous plants

Here is an interesting video documentary about the carnivorous pitcher plant. Of course, a new species of pitcher plant recently discovered on Mount Victoria in the Philippines made headlines as a "rat-eating plant," but that was apparently bullshit. While pitcher plants do sometimes nab small rodents, as in this other delightful clip, the researchers who found the new species in the Philippines have never observed any rodents inside its pitchers. The giant pitcher plant, Nepenthes attenboroughii, was named in honor of celebrity naturalist Sir David Attenborough, narrator of the above video. (Thanks, Mark Pescovitz!)