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Apr 19, 2010

The Nobel Prize And The Exploding Tree

Did You Know...

Alfred Nobel was the Swedish technologist credited with inventing dynamite in 1866-67. He became very rich as a result and bequeathed his wealth to a foundation that would offer prizes for contributions to science, literature and the promotion of peace.

The South African sandbox tree could be dangerous. When its fruit is ripe, t explodes so forcefully that its seeds are sent flying 15 feet from the main trunk, and the noise is so loud, it can scare passers-by.

Coffee News-Fort Worth, TX April 12, 2010


2 comments:

chubskulit said...

Thanks for this info mare and for the visit... Kumusta a?

Mhar's Display said...

@ Chubskulit
you are welcome. well, I am trying to cope with morning sickness :)

Marms