I share this post because originally I intended to write on a different topic. However, suddenly an idea linked with the first one, and the idea of this emerged from nowhere.
I read a post on ants and how they arrange themselves to share food. Later, I needed to find more information about how ants store seeds and hide them for later consumption.
What captivated me first is that ants split seeds into two halves before storing them in hidden places. It turned out that splitting seeds into two halves do not allow seeds to germinate.
Ants do the same with all seeds except for coriander seeds. The ants divide them into four parts because if in two parts they grow.
How amazing? How did ants know this?
The Detour of Thinking started
The idea of splitting into two halves appealed to me. I decided to explore it in more depth.
One finding is having this feeling “Basically my left side of my body and right side feel different”. The author went on to say “It feels like there is a VERTICAL line running all the way down my body cutting exactly right through my scalp, belly button, and genitalia…”
This can be a fertile area for imagination with two legs each moving on its own.
This feeling of being cut in two halves exists in the brain as well. This is known as the “split-brain syndrome”. Encyclopedia Britannica explains this syndrome in some detail.
Imagine the left brain is separated from the right brain and disconnecting their communication. The left brain is the logical brain and the right brain is the creative brain. However, we know that the two brains talk to each other.
Is splitting the brain similar to the splitting of seeds in two halves so that they cannot germinate?
Likewise, shall our brains “germinate” if we split the right brain from the left brain? I leave this to your imagination.
My mind stretched its imagination to the spherical earth and what would happen if it is cut in two halves.
To my surprise, I found a very interesting video that answered my question. This video is a must-see.
What If the Earth Was Cut in Half?
I strongly advise the reader to watch this four minutes video.
The simple idea of splitting a seed carried me to the splitting of the earth. I better stop writing before my brain splits into two halves.