This is one of the coolest creatures I have ever seen before. Click through and behold the deadly, beautiful wonder that is the Mantis Shrimp. Plus there are some humorous bits too. :) this is amazing!
"Royal Empress Tree...grows 15-18 ft./year. Empress Tree Facts Grows up to 10 feet or more in the very First Season! We have seen some grow as high as 20 feet.Explodes with rich lavender flowers that look like Orchids but smell like Jasmine. Grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico.