Saturday, April 24, 2004

Did you know
Of leaves that always flutter

  • The telegraph plant of Asia has leaves that flutter constantly, even when there is no breeze.

  • The leaves of the Victorian water lily are sometimes over six feet in diameter.

  • Orchids are grown from seed so small that it would take thirty thousand of them to weigh as much as one grain of wheat.

  • The average ear of corn has 800 kernels arranged in 16 rows.

  • A single coffee tree yields only one pound of roasted, ground coffee annually.

  • Bamboo can grow up to three feet in a 24-hour period.

  • Oak trees do not have acorns until they are 50 years old.

Compiled by Gaurav Sood