Flower Facts for Thursday - Bamboo

With us being close to the end of the week, our brains are tired, were looking forward to the weekend and in need of some mental stimulation. Here are some facts, figures, challenges and general fun to keep us all occupied for one more day.

Did you know?Bamboo

  • Some species of bamboo have been measure to grow at a rate of 4 feet in 24 hours. 
  • Bamboo has been measured to have a tensile strength superior to steel capable of withstanding 52,000 pounds psi and a weight to strength ratio better than graphite.
  • Bamboo isn?t actually a tree, it?s a type of long grass that has very similar properties to a tree
  • Because Bamboo is a grass it can be cut and will continue to grow much like your grass at home.

 

Joke

While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other."

He addressed the man, "Can you describe your wife's favourite flower?"

Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "It's self-rising, isn't it?"

The rest of the story gets rather ugly, so I'll stop right here.

 

Riddle

There was a green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies.

(Highlight the text below for the answer)

A Watermellon

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