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Monday, 6 February 2012


A pricing dispute over bamboo poles led to The Dungan Revolt a war in China between 1862 and 1877 that killed 21 million people.

The first commercially viable light bulb, patented by Thomas Edison in 1880, used a filament made from bamboo.

Most bamboo species flower infrequently. In fact, many bamboos only flower at intervals as long as 65 or 120 years.. When one variety flowers, the entire variety flowers at the same time around the world, for reasons scientists have yet to discern.

A bamboo can grow 35 inches in a day.

The world's tallest grass, bamboos have sometimes grown 130 feet or more.

Bamboo was the first plant to grow back after the Hiroshima bomb devastation.

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