Strange and incredible facts about our planet and it's wildlife.
Chopping up onions activates a chemical reaction that releases sulfur gas. Water in the human eye reacts with sulfur gas to create sulfuric acid. Although the amount of acid is very small, it's enough to cause a burning sensation in the eye.
Grass is the most successful plant in the world covering more than 25% of land on Earth. It feeds more wild life than any other plant.
Coconuts trees spread from island to island by floating coconuts. Water currents take them to distant shores, where they wash up and begin to grow.
It is estimated that 50 to 70 percent of all the oxygen in our atmosphere comes from algae and bacteria found in our oceans. Trees and plants only account for about 20% of the total oxygen produced.
Lava inside a volcano may reach temperatures higher than 1150° C (2100° F). That's hot enough to melt gold.
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth; it also has thousands of uses. It can be used to make rope, paper, flooring, furniture, scaffolding, houses, bridges, and much much more.
Rainforests are home to more than 30 million animal and plant species. That's half of the wildlife on Earth.
Pomegranate fruit gets it's name from Latin "poma granata", meaning "the apple with many seeds".