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How did the sunflower get its name?

The sunflower gets its name from its habit of facing the sun.  Sunflowers are tall plants.  They have yellow flowers with large brown centers which are full of seeds that are good to eat. The sunflower gets its name from its habit of facing the sun as it moves from east to west during the …

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How did rodeos start?

Rodeos started from old-time western roundups, when cowboys held contests between themselves to see who was best at riding, roping and other skills. A rodeo is an exciting content in which cowboys show their skill in bronc riding, bull riding, steer roping and steer wrestling or bulldogging. The word “rodeo” (pronounced ROM-deo-oh or roh-DAY-oh) comes …

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What is a Braham Cattle?

The Brahman is a breed of hump-shouldered cattle with drooping necks and large, floppy ears. In the United States, Brahmans are sometimes called Brahmas.  In other countries, they are known by the common name of zebu (pronounced ZEE boo). Brahman’s hump is mostly a large, fatty growth that rises above the shoulders.  Brahmans were brought to the …

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What is locoweed?

The dreaded locoweed is a poisonous plant of the western United States.  Locoweed gets its name from the Spanish word for “crazy” because cattle, horses and sheep that eat this dangerous plant act in a strange, drunken manner and often die.  Locoweed is named for the color of its flowers, which resemble those of peas …

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