Remember Jack? His mom sent him into town to sell the family's cow, and he came home with a couple of magic beans. I'm thinking they were probably scarlet runner beans. I mean, just look at them. Definitely possibly magical.
Also probably magical: the scarlet runner beetle. (I made that up: I don't actually know what they're called.) But they seem to like living on the scarlet runner beans in my friend Becky's backyard, and they are absurdly pretty. I'm tempted to capture them and train them to sit on little girls' heads as accessories. Beetles: the natural, planet-friendly alternative to those wasteful plastic barrettes. Right?