MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –

The skunk cabbage of North America generates its own heat, up to 72°F (22°C), through the process of thermogenesis.

  • The skunk cabbage gets its name from the odor released from breaking one of its leaves
  • The cabbage grows in ice and snow
  • Its ability to create its own heat helps to melt the snow and allows the plant to flower in late winter
  • Studies show that the heat of the plant may also aid in spreading its odor to attract pollinators

MINI BION

“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.