Interesting Facts 28

  

    

      

    

  

      

The rose family of plants, in  addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches  and apricots.

      

The world’s tallest grass, which has  sometimes grown 130 feet or more, is bamboo.

      

When a coffee seed is planted, it  takes five years to yield consumable fruit.

      

Americans consume 42 tons of aspirin  per day.

      

Bayer was advertising cough medicine  containing heroin in 1898.

      

Bullet proof vests, fire escapes,  windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.

      

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