Did You Know ????

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#1120 Jul 18, 2013
Talking about cotton

Did you know:

Cotton seeds are tough enough to survive travel across oceans on the wind. This could explain how botanists are not sure where the first plants came from, and probably why similar varieties grow sometimes thousands of miles apart.

Even though cotton is over 5,000 years old, the people who grew and used it never came in contact with each other. Some of them even lived on different sides of an ocean, but astonishingly enough, they still managed to develop similar tools to clean, prepare, spin, and weave it.

Despite its well-earned reputation of casual comfort, the actual word “cotton” is an English version of the Arabic “qutun” or “kutun,” a generic term meaning fancy fabric. One of cotton’s original popular names was “vegetable wool.

Cotton was originally not only grown in white, but assorted other colors including brown, rust and light purple. When mechanical processing methods (think the Industrial Age) were introduced it was easier to maintain color consistency by using only white-fibered plants.

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#1121 Jul 18, 2013
Cotton to peanuts

Did you know: The American South owes its success in the peanut growing industry to cotton—sort of. The boll weevil created an economic crisis all over the American South by laying its eggs in the cotton bolls, destroying much of the crops in the process. Enterprise, Alabama cotton farmers watched this helplessly until someone suggested they try growing peanuts instead, which is now one of their most successful crop products! In the meantime, a boll weevil eradication program has nearly wiped out the little pest.

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#1122 Jul 18, 2013
Sally Brown wrote:
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Thread name:) Did you Know????
Now I Know!!!!
:)
uh-duh! I got this post now. 80{~

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#1123 Jul 18, 2013
SLY WEST wrote:
In ancient Rome when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
No pressure there, huh? LOL

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#1124 Jul 18, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
Cotton to peanuts
Did you know: The American South owes its success in the peanut growing industry to cotton—sort of. The boll weevil created an economic crisis all over the American South by laying its eggs in the cotton bolls, destroying much of the crops in the process. Enterprise, Alabama cotton farmers watched this helplessly until someone suggested they try growing peanuts instead, which is now one of their most successful crop products! In the meantime, a boll weevil eradication program has nearly wiped out the little pest.
Did you know Enterprise has the only monument in the world that honors and agricultural pest?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boll_Weevil_Monu...

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#1125 Jul 18, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text> Did you know Enterprise has the only monument in the world that honors and agricultural pest?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boll_Weevil_Monu...
At first when I read your reply I thought you were talking about the Enterprise rent a car business.

Then I saw your picture....and info!

http://t0.gstatic.com/images...

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#1126 Jul 18, 2013
The largest man made thing on earth is Fresh Kills, the rubbish landfill on Staten Island, NY.

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#1128 Jul 18, 2013
Did you know a 2007 John Deere 9860STS. sells for about $269,500.00, that ain't peanuts

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#1129 Jul 18, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text> Did you know Enterprise has the only monument in the world that honors and agricultural pest?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boll_Weevil_Monu...
Wow! That is so cool. Didn't know that. Thanks!
Sally Brown wrote:
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At first when I read your reply I thought you were talking about the Enterprise rent a car business.
Then I saw your picture....and info!
http://t0.gstatic.com/images...
I thought it was Enterprise, Star Trek.

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#1130 Jul 18, 2013
In the City of Philadelphia...they are charging tax on lap dances...so much for the City of Brotherly Love...:)

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#1131 Jul 18, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Well look what they deal with. Premenstrual, menstrual, postmenstrual. You only have one week a month when they are sane :)
and notice men are included in all that you listed???

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#1132 Jul 18, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text> Did you know Enterprise has the only monument in the world that honors and agricultural pest?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boll_Weevil_Monu...
I actually knew that...southern living magazine, don't cha know...=)

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#1133 Jul 18, 2013
Sally Brown wrote:
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At first when I read your reply I thought you were talking about the Enterprise rent a car business.
Then I saw your picture....and info!
http://t0.gstatic.com/images...
my first thot was star trek...lol

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#1134 Jul 18, 2013
True schizophrenics rarely if ever yawn.

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#1135 Jul 19, 2013
Okay okay I should have written it Enterprise, AL :)

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#1136 Jul 19, 2013
If you win, Enter Prize here.

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#1137 Jul 19, 2013
Did you know women rarely stutter :) And they always have the last word

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#1138 Jul 19, 2013
SLY WEST wrote:
In ancient Rome when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
NO way! LOL

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#1139 Jul 19, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Yep,'i' do but not monkey see monkey do!
Only -squirrels- do that.
I hope that's not a jab... <mutters>

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#1140 Jul 19, 2013
Chilli J wrote:
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No pressure there, huh? LOL
Nope, I don't think it'd be pressure more like
tug and snip if he lies.

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