Friday, July 15, 2011

Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral: random fun facts

A cheetah can run 75 mph and can accelerate to this speed in about 3 seconds, making it one of the most effective predators.

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth (3 feet per day at times); amazingly, pandas and lemurs consume enough bamboo to kill several men a day. The only way we can eat bamboo is to cook off the toxic levels of cyanide.

Diamonds were believed to ward off evil and the Romans wore them around their necks.

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