A British horticulture expert says that, in addition to sunlight, fresh water and good air, plants thrive when one special ingredient is added to their diet – Black Sabbath!
While some nutty family groups have claimed Ozzy Osbourne and Sabbath are evil, the world's flora disagree. In a controlled study, plant guru Chris Beardshaw set up four greenhouses with various sonic environments, and said that the sounds of "Iron Man" and "Paranoid" really perked up those petunias.
He says, "We had one that was played classical music, we had one that was played Cliff Richard and we had one that was played Black Sabbath. And the ones with Black Sabbath – great big, thumping noise, rowdy music – they were the shortest, but they had the best flowers and the best resistance to pest and disease."