Friday, February 11, 2011

More Bamboo Just For You

Here are some more amazing facts about bamboo:
  1. Most bamboo floors come from the Hunan province of China.
  2. 6 million people are employed in the bamboo industry in China.
  3. 600 million people worldwide rely on the income generated by bamboo.
  4. Bamboo comprises of 99% of the giant panda’s diet. Yummy!
  5. Bamboo is part of the grass family.
  6. Comparison: an oak tree requires 120 years to reach maturity but bamboo only requires 3 years.
  7. Bamboo has been around for 200 million years.
  8. Thomas Edison used bamboo as filaments in the first light bulb.
  9. There a bridge in China built entirely of bamboo and without a single nail.
  10. Bamboo is twice as strong as oak.

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