MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
Bioglow plants have been genetically modified to give off a soft green glow.
- The process takes genes from bioluminescent marine life and writes it into the plants’ genetic code
- The first plant was named Starlight Avatar because it gave off about as much light as a star and reminded the inventors of James Cameron’s film Avatar.
- In the big picture, the plants could line streets and parks and serve as street lamps
- Since the invention of the process for creating the plants multiple companies have come forward to start creating and marketing them
“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.