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    Fast Facts: Sept. 24

    Fastest-growing plant on earth: bamboo, which can grow as many as 35 inches a day.

    About 45 percent of all prescrition drugs contain ingredients originating in the rain forest.

    The seed cones of the cycad tree can weigh up to 90 pounds.

    The bark of the giant sequoia can be up to two feet thick.

    If a plant is native to the Arctic Circle, it doesn’t have thorns.

    Onions are members of the lily family.

    Coconut shells can absorb more impact than most crash helmets.

    The pineapple is neither a pine nor an apple. It’s actually a very big berry.

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