In more strange news from nature (see: pandas peeing, bats running): It seems that plants store genetic information from generations past, and can use it to fix oddities they’ve inherited directly. Scientists — who began to cotton on to the phenomenon when a weed expected to produce mutant flowers bloomed normally instead — aren’t entirely sure what to make of this news, but they think it could help fight diseases in plants, and might give a hint of human possibilities as well.

As genetics professor Gerald Fink told the Washington Post (in a quote that has made me love him), “something weird is definitely going on.”