10 Disturbing Facts Of Bamboo

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Bamboo is a fascinating plant. Below are some of the most interesting facts about bamboo.

1. Bamboo is not a tree. It is actually a grass.

2. Bamboo has been reported to grow as much as 39 inches in 24 hours.

3. Bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than the same amount of trees.

4. There are over 1,450 species of bamboo.

5. Bamboo grows on every continent except Antarctica.

6. Because it is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, bamboo does not need fertilizers and pesticides for growing.

7. Bamboo has a higher tensile strength than steel. It’s tensile strength is 28,000 per square inch, and steel’s tensile strength is 23,000 per square inch.

8. Thomas Edison’s first successful light bulb used a bamboo filament.

9.  Alexander Graham Bell made the first phonographic needle out of bamboo.

10.  More than one billion people in the world live in bamboo houses.

 

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