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Friday, December 14, 2007

Some other miscellaneous stuff we learned recently

Sugar Cane -- Sugar cane can grow to be 30 feet tall. Sugar cane is believed to have originated in New Guinea. Sugar cane can be grown to maturity in two years in Hawaii. A sugar cane hauler can carry up to forty tons of sugar cane which equals the weight of eight male elephants. Sugar cane workers in Hawaii came from Germany, Spain, Japan, China, and the Phillipines. Cane workers burn the fields when it is time to harvest.

Whales -- The longest time a humpback whale stayed under water was fifty-five minutes. Some years the humpbacks are playful and others they are not. Sometimes they don't breach at all.

Surfing -- Soft top surf boards can give a nasty rash on all of the uncovered areas of the body.

Fish/snorkeling/ocean -- There are shallow, mid and deep zones where different fish gather. There are some fish that look different as juveniles so that their parents won't fight with them for territory. Fewer people die each year from shark attacks in Hawaii than from coconuts dropping on their heads.

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