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Turning Orange from Eating Too Many Carrots

Carrot

If you ate too many carrots, you’d turn orange. Read More »

Rice nutrition facts & information

Rice

Rice is an excellent food to help keep your body healthy.¬†As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in Asia. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize. Since a large portion of maize crops are grown for purposes other ... Read More »

Wolffia globosa – smallest flower in the world

Wolffia Globosa

Wolffia globosa or Water-meal can weigh about 1/190,000 of an ounce, equivalent to two grains of table salt. They are very hard to see! if you tried to fill a thimble with them, it is estimated that you would need some 5000 plants! Wolffia is a genus of 9 to 11 species which include the smallest flowering plants on Earth. ... Read More »

King Clone – 11,700 years old Creosote bush

king clone

King Clone is thought to be the oldest Creosote bush ring in the Mojave Desert. The ring is estimated to be 11,700 years old, making it one of the oldest living organisms on Earth. This single clonal colony plant of Larrea tridentata reaches up to 67 feet (20 m) in diameter, with an average diameter of 45 feet (14 m). ... Read More »

Top selling Christmas Trees

nordmann fir

The top selling Christmas Trees are: balsam fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and white pine. The best-selling species in North American market are Scots Pine, Douglas-fir, Noble Fir, Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Virginia Pine, and Eastern White Pine, although other types of trees are also grown and sold. In Alabama, types of trees grown for ... Read More »

Christmas Trees production in the U.S.

christmas tree production

There are about 500,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S. Each acre provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people. In the United States, the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) promotes the environmental benefits of live Christmas trees over the competing artificial alternative. The NCTA stated that every acre of Christmas trees in production produced the ... Read More »

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