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An average size tree can provide enough wood to make 170,100 pencils! Around 2000 different types of plants are used by humans to make food! Banana is an Arabic word for fingers!
Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant in the world; it can grow 35 inches in a single day. The word pineapple comes from European explorers who thought the fruit combined the look of a pinecone with flesh like that of an apple. Pineapples are the only edible members of the bromeliad family. The average strawberry has 200 seeds. It's the only fruit that bears its seeds on the outside.
A notch in a tree will stay the same distance from the ground as the tree grows. Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree. The smell of freshly-cut grass is actually a plant distress call.