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The fastest growing plant in the world is Bambusa Oldhamii, a species of Chinese bamboo also known as Giant Timber. It grows at almost 5 feet (1.5m) per day.

Bambusa oldhamii joint

Close-up of a Bambusa Oldhamii

While their owners are alive, the noses and ears of human beings, the teeth of rodents, the antlers of deer and the skulls of giraffes never stop growing.

There are approximately 9,500 Greek islands, of which only 227 are inhabited and only 70 have more than 100 inhabitants.

The Treaty of Windsor (1386) is the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world which is still in force. It guarantees mutual support between England and Portugal.

Cleveland Abbe (1836-1916) was the first official weather forecaster in America and also the man who divided the USA into time zones.

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