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Pando, a colony of trees that share their root system in Utah, is believed to be the largest organism on the planet, made up of 40,000 trees and weighing 13 million pounds. Pando means "We belong together."
In 1800, French candy makers used the sap of the marshmallow plant combined with egg whites and sugar to create the very first marshmallows. Doctors used a very similar recipe to heal a sore throat and soothe a cough.
The pineapple starts out as a multi-fruit by producing up to 200 flowers. The flowers turn into interlocking spirals of berries and attach to the stem. They are typically arranged in a 8 by 13 matrix, both numbers being part of the Fibonacci sequence.