44 Interesting Plant Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

44 Interesting plant facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random plant facts.

1. Marshmallows date back to ancient Egypt where sap from the marsh mallow plant was combined with honey and nuts to make a...
2. A study found that fast food burgers were made up of only 12% meat. The rest was water weight, bone, cartilage, plant matter, and parasites.
3. Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. That makes it a plant. Chocolate is salad.
4. A man once received a heart transplant from a suicide victim, married the donor’s widow, then killed himself via suicide 4 years later.
5. Plants that are not cared for will cry for help. A thirsty plant will make a high pitched sound that is too high for us to hear.
6. Putting a potted plant in a business environment has been shown to improve attention span and increase creativity in the office.
7. The smell of freshly cut grass is actually the scent plants release when in distress.
8. Pets can now get cosmetic testicle implants called Neuticles so that they can avoid the self esteem and trauma from castration.
9. Plants can have abortions.
10. Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts & then forget where they hid them.
11. The first recipient of a silicone breast implant was a dog.
12. Plants can get cancer.
13. In Bhutan, marijuana plants were historically used as pig food—until the country got television in 1999 and learned cannabis was a drug.
14. Moths are more likely to lay their eggs on, feed on, and rest on the plant species where they lost their virginity.
15. The "post rain" smell is caused by a mixture of plant oils, bacterial spores, and ozone.
16. Plants that are not cared for will cry for help. A thirsty plant will make a high pitched sound that is too high for us to hear.
17. Researchers found that plants talk and listen to each other by making "clicking" sounds.
18. Women who get breast implants are three times as likely as other women to commit suicide, according to a study.
19. You can implant a camera on the back of your head as your third eye.
20. A man was cured of HIV in Germany via a bone marrow transplant from a donor whose gene mutation made him immune to HIV.
21. Chimpanzees sometimes eat certain plants for their medicinal value, such as to soothe an upset stomach.
22. Cashews, pistachios and mangoes are all in the same family of plant, meaning people with nut allergies often react to mango as well.
23. Each year, millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
24. Al Qaeda initially targeted nuclear power plants on 9/11 but decided against it, fearing things could "get out of control."
25. I bet hunting is easier for vegans because it’s easier to sneak up on plants.
26. It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them!
27. Homer Simpson makes around $25, 000 a year at his power plant job.
28. A study found that fast food burgers were made up of only 12% meat. The rest was water weight, bone, cartilage, plant matter, and parasites.
29. Although pandas eat bamboo plant almost exclusively, they actually have the digestive system of carnivores.
30. Plants can run a fever if they are sick, similar to humans.
31. Coyotes eat a variety of food items, including small rodents, rabbits and carrion, as well as some fruits and plants.
32. Boost your metabolism by drinking green tea! The brew contains a plant compound called ECGC which promotes fat burning.
33. NASA plans to grow plants on the moon next year.
34. A 47 year old Indian man started planting trees when he was 16 and now lives in his own jungle with tigers, elephants and other wild animals
35. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew marijuana on their plantations.
36. One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.
37. Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
38. Cellophane is not made of plastic. It is made from a plant fiber, cellulose, which has been shredded and aged.
39. Children are poisoned most frequently by eating harmful plants.
40. Chrysler built B 29's that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.
41. It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
42. Less than 3% of the water produced at a large municipal water treatment plant is used for drinking purposes.
43. One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.
44. Research indicates that plants grow healthier when they are stroked.
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