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Did you Know That Bamboo is considered to be a grass but not a tree?
Thus bamboo is the highest and strongest grass in the world!
Did You Know That Some Bamboo can grow 18 inches per day and reach a height of 100 feet?
Bamboo is one of the most amazing plants on Earth - beautiful,strong and mysterious.
In Chinese bamboo means reincarnation due to the fact that when it flowers the plant dies. Yet like Phoenix it leaves seeds in the soil and revives - some day. Some types of bamboo start growing again in 100 years!!!
But the most amazing thing about bamboo is its mystery - mass flowering.
All plants in a grove will flower simultaneously, regardless of climate,weather or location.This was and is a true tough nut for scientists.
'This mass flowering is likely connected with the way in which bamboo spreads both in the wild and in human cultivation. This method essentially creates clone plants, as the genotype is identical to the domain plant.
Timing is likely programmed into the plants genetic structure, causing all plants to flower within the exact same timeframe. ' - www.completebamboo.com .
Still this is one of the theories,which is only partly true leaving the question unanswered.
Bamboo is used in different ways in our casual life - it is used in variety of oriental dishes,craft,art.
As bamboo is very strong it is commonly used in the construction of buildings. Moreover,bamboo may be processed into fiber for fabric.Plants are vital for oxygen emission.
In addition, the fiber of bamboo has been used to make paper in China since early times.
Bamboo is the essential food for such beautiful animals as Pandas.
I hope you learned something new today and to wrap it up few more astonishing facts about bamboo.
Did you Know That Thomas Edison's first successful incandescent lamp (light bulb) used a filamentmade of carbonized bamboo?
It was patented in 1880. This light bulb still burns today in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC and hasn't broken ever.
Did you Know That bamboo was used to torture people? A person was hanging above the young bamboo plant with a sharpened end and when it grew it cause enormous pain.
Did you Know That there is a suspension bridge in China 250 yards long, 9 foot wide and rests entirely on bamboo cables fastened over the water?
It doesn't have a single nail or piece of iron in it.
"The Book of Bamboo" by David Farrelly,
Nature's Miracle Material,