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How is rope made?

If you inspect a piece of rope, you’ll see it is made by many tough, threadlike fibers twisted together. The best rope fibers came from the long leaf stems and stalk of a plant called the abaca plant, which grows in the Philippines.  This fiber is generally known as Manila hemps. Almost all rope is …

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How does sugar cane grow?

Much of the sugar we eat comes from the sugary juices of the sugar cane plant which grows in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other warm, moist lands. Sugar  cane is really a giant grass that looks much like corn. To grow sugar cane, workers plant short pieces of the stalk in the ground and cover …

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How does banana grows?

Banana grow on tall stalks that look much like palm trees.  People in nearly every land like bananas.  They grow on tall plants that are often called trees.   They  are not real trees because they do not have a woody trunk like a tree.  Instead, the stalk is made up of long leaves wrapped tightly …

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