5 Fascinating Facts We Learned From Reddit This Week


1. Bamboo can grow one meter every 24 hours.

The evergreen grass is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. The right subspecies, combined with perfect soil and climate conditions, can yield 100 centimeters of growth per day. But that’s rare.

More common bamboos top out at 3-10 centimeters per day, which is still ridiculously fast when you think about it.

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