My new favorite vegetable -- the "Romanesco" broccoli. It is actually the result of its genes trying to grow into a flower, failing, and then getting stuck in an infinite loop and repeating over and over again: "A 2021 paper has ascribed this phenomenon to perturbations of floral gene networks that causes the development of meristems into flowers to fail, but instead to repeat itself in a self-similar way."

[By Aurelien Guichard - Flickr: Borough Market, CC BY-SA 2.0,]

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