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7101.0 - Ag Mag - The Agriculture Newsletter, May 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/05/2011   
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Here are some more facts*** about agriculture that you may, or may not, want to know...
  • alfalfa is the oldest known plant used for livestock feed
  • twelve bees must collect nectar from 2,000 flowers to produce one tablespoon of honey
  • the elevators in New York's Statue of Liberty run on a soy based hydraulic fluid
  • a combine can harvest enough wheat in nine seconds to make about seventy loaves of bread
  • mature turkeys have more than 3,500 feathers. In relation to that, Big Bird (not a turkey) from Sesame Street has a costume made of dyed turkey feathers
  • the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey is called a hinny
  • lettuce is a member of the sunflower family
  • eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in a week in the 'fridge
  • a chook can run at up to 14 km/hour
  • cows are able to detect odours up to eight kilometres away

*** Disclaimer
ABS does not, and cannot, verify the accuracy of any of the alleged facts produced above. All have been obtained from a variety of sources on the WWW and their authenticity cannot be guaranteed. In other words, it's probably all made up.

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