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Monday's Did you know ?????

•A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows.
•Banana oil is made from petroleum.
•84% of a raw apple and 96% of a raw cucumber is water.
•The largest single flower is the Rafflesia or “corpse flower”. They are generally 3 feet in diameter with the record being 42 inches.
•Onions contain a mild antibiotic that fights infections, soothes burns, tames bee stings and relieves the itch of athletes foot.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:53 AM on Jun. 30, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • •Quinine, one of the most important drugs known to man, is obtained from the dried bark of an evergreen tree native to South America.
    •The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots.
    •No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossom that is absolutely black, and so far, none has been developed artificially.
    •Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
    •The bright orange color of carrots tell yo•Water and minerals flow upward through the roots into the stem of the plant and then into the leaves of the plant.
    •Pistils have three parts - the stigma, the style, and the ovary.
    •Petals are usually colorful, and they attract insects and birds that help with pollination.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • •Fruit is really the part of a flower in which seeds grow. Cherries, apples, and even milkweed pods are fruit.
    •Buds are small swellings on a plant from which a shoot, leaf, or flower usually develops.
    •The primary root is the first thing to sprout from a seed, and it grows downward.
    •A seed contains its own food supply, which helps the sprouting plant as it begins its new life.
    •Roots are covered with root hairs that absorb water and minerals.
    •Grapes and clematis have stems that climb with tendrils, which hold onto a surface, as the stems get longer
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:54 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • cool info thanks
    WAganma56

    Answer by WAganma56 at 2:56 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • •Onions contain a mild antibiotic that fights infections, soothes burns, tames bee stings and relieves the itch of athletes foot.


    I feel sorry for the onions I go buy tomorrow and thanks for the info.

    Gigi1969

    Answer by Gigi1969 at 3:07 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • They say you learn something every day. Thanks!
    GrowingMama

    Answer by GrowingMama at 3:19 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • The juice obtained from baking a valdalia onion will sooth collic.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:51 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • I knew about the onions. Before modern medicines were made onions were used to help and cure many health problems.

    These facts were interesting....thanks!
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 9:52 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

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