Amazing Facts - Various

NATURE - FLOWERS, TREES, PLANTS AND FOOD
Health:


Evolution Of Man  

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    FLOWERS

  1. Echinacea, a wildflower found growing all throughout the central United States, is used as an immune system booster. Native American tribes have used it for centuries for treating many different conditions.


  2. There is a flower called the Scarlet Pimpernel that can forecast the weather. If the flower is closed up, rain is coming and if it is opened up, the day will be sunny. It is also called 'the poor man's weatherglass'.



  3. TREES AND ENVIRONMENT

  4. In one year, the average tree gives off enough oxygen to allow four people to breathe for a year. You breathe 6 liters of air per minute.


  5. One tree can filter up to 27 kg of pollutants from the air each year.


  6. 4 000 square meters of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment.



  7. OAK TREES

  8. In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 190 liters of water.


  9. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.


  10. Oak trees can live 200 (or more) years.



  11. BE NICE TO YOUR PLANTS

  12. Research indicates that plants grow healthier when they are stroked.



  13. BAMBOO

  14. Bamboo plants can grow up to 90 cm in one day.



  15. PEARS

  16. Pears ripen from the inside out, and according to a survey on the lifestyle channel, men prefer hard pears while women prefer soft pears.



  17. PINAPPLE - DANGEROUS

  18. Ingredients in pineapples might cause an abortion if eaten during pregnancy.



  19. APPLE

  20. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.


  21. Apple pips contain cyanide. There once was a man who really liked the taste of apple pips, so he saved up a cupful of them and ate them in one go, and promptly died of cyanide poisoning.



  22. CHOCOLATE

  23. Chocolate is potentially lethal to a dog coz cocoa beans contain the obromine which can poison the poor bastard. Chocolate effects a dogs heart and nervous system, a few ounces enough to kill a small sized dog.



  24. KETCHUP

  25. Ketchup actually began in Thailand. There it was labelled "Kachiap".


  26. Sweden is the largest spender on ketchup. $4 per capita.
    Australia is second at $2.50.


  27. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.



  28. COCA COLA & PEPSI

  29. Coca cola contains neither coca nor cola.


  30. Coca cola was originally green.


  31. Pepsi originally contained pepsin (an enzyme that digest proteins), therefore the name.



  32. STRAWBERRY

  33. The strawberry is technically not a fruit at all. In botanical terms, fruits are seed-bearing structures which grow from a flower's ovaries, and a strawberry is merely the swollen base of the strawberry flower. The plant's true fruits are the small, hard, nut-like pips embedded on the outside of the flesh. The seeds are contained in the pips.


  34. COCONUT

  35. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.



  36. EGG

  37. All known vitamins are found in eggs except vitamin C.



  38. SALT

  39. Salt is one of the few spices that is all taste, and no smell.



  40. EXPLOSIVE PEANUT

  41. Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.



  42. SENSITIVE BROCCOLI

  43. Broccoli is a vegetable with a nervous system. Primitive though it may be, it CAN feel pain.



  44. POISONOUS FOOD

  45. In Japan meat from the 'Fugu' or spiny puffer fish is considered a rare delicacy, however the liver and intestines contain a powerful neuro-toxin and the slightest contamination during preparation can be deadly. Restaurants who serve fugu must have 'Fugu certified' chefs. In Japan about one hundred people on average die annually from fugu poisoning.



  46. FORTUNE COOKIES

  47. Fortune cookies were invented in America in 1918 by Charles Jung.



  48. "RUBBER GUM"

  49. Bubble gum contains rubber.



  50. TOMATO AND CUCUMBER

  51. Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.



  52. LEMON

  53. Lemons have more sugar than oranges.



  54. CHINESE CITRUS

  55. It is believed ALL citrus fruits derived from the Chinese orange.



  56. HONEY

  57. Honey is the only food that does not spoil.


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