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How is nylon made?

Nylon is a product of a chemical process in which carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen are united to form a strong, tough material. Nylon is a strong, long-lasting synthetic material.  Its uses range from such things as shear hosiery and fishing lines to toothbrush bristles and molded parts for machinery. Nylon is made from common …

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What is a pitcher plant?

The pitcher plant is a curious plant that traps insects in its pitcher like leaves.  A liquid inside the leaves drown them and helps di them. Everyone expects insects to eat plants.  But did you know that there are plants that eat insects?  One of these is the pitcher plant. This curious plant is found …

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What is the earth’s atmosphere?

The atmosphere is the great  ocean of air enveloping the earth.  it extends up for hundreds of miles. You and I live at the bottom of a great ocean of air that surrounds the earth and that extends upward for hundreds of miles.  We call it the atmosphere. We could not live without it and …

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How did the lima bean get its name?

Although pronounced differently the lima bean gets its name from Lima Peru, where the bean has long been used as a food.  Lima bean are one of America’s favorite beans. This large, flat bean takes its name from the city of Lima.  Peru, where the bean has long been cultivated as a food.  (Although the …

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