Rice, is one of the many grains we eat. Rice comes from pure paddies like these pure ten facts.
- There are more than 113, 000 known varieties of rice in the world.
- Mature rice paddy plants can be 1-6 meters in height.
- Rice is eaten daily by approximately half the world.
- In 2010, rice was the second most popular world-wide product grown.
- Rice is grown in approximately 100 countries.
- Fifty kilograms of rice seeds will grow 2,000 kilograms of rice paddy while 400 million tons of paddy makes 260 tons of milled rice.
- Insects, rats, viruses, heat, large downpours, birds, snails and wild buffaloes can destroy rice paddies.
- The rice grains turn a golden yellow when it is time for harvest.
- By 2009, the whole world was consuming 531, 639 thousand metric tons of paddy, which is equal to 354, 603 thousand metric tons of milled rice.
- One average person in Bangladesh eats about half a kilogram of rice daily.
Hawkey, R 1980, Rice, Wayland Publishers Limited, England
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There are different variety of bees, including bumble bees and honey bees, so here are ten facts about the honey bee.
- The black and yellow stripes on a honey bee’s back is a warning to people and animals which says ‘I will hurt’.
- Honey bees have hooked claws to grab other insects for food.
- A honey bee queen can produce more than 2,000 eggs a day in Summer.
- Honey bees have 5 eyes. 3 eyes are small while the other 2 eyes are compound.
- After 4 days a honey bee egg hatches into larvae. Then after 6 more days the larvae sheds its skin and become a pupa.
- The nurse bee seals the pupa in a wax cell for 10-12 days until a pupa becomes a worker honey bee.
- Worker honey bees only live for about 6 weeks. A worker honey bee schedule; in week 1 the worker bee nurses the larvae, in week 2 the worker bee maintains the nest and for the remaining weeks, the worker bee forages nectar and other food.
- The male honey bees are the drone bees, who mate with the queen, while female honey bees are the workers, doing a variety of jobs.
- The honey bee queen produces a special type of chemical that stops other female bees from breeding and having eggs.
- Worker honey bees communicate by touching other bees with their antennae and doing a special dance.
Burnie, D 2005, E.Explore Insect, Dorling Kindersley, Great Britian
This black resource found in the Earth is very interesting so I’ve got 10 facts about crude oil.
- Crude oil seeps to the surface of the Earth and gathers in pits.
- Crude oil is naturally formed by squeezing and heating up the remains of animals and tiny sea creatures into a liquid.
- Crude oil is usually only found where there are layers of sedimentary rocks since these rocks have been formed like crude oil.
- To collect the crude oil, an oil driller would use a large drill to dig oil wells.
- Upon the collection of the crude oil, it is necessary to take all the water and oxygen out of it.
- Crude oil is stored in a tank with a bobbing lid, to stop any gases that could damage or even make the crude oil explode upon contact.
- To make crude oil usable, you must make it float better, make the oil burn better, make it not dangerous and remove the bad smell.
- The Middle East contains the most crude oil in the world.
- Crude oil can be found at sea so floating cranes are needed at deep areas.
- Crude oil contains carbon and hydrogen, hydrocarbon.
Cranfield, J & Buckman, D 1976, Oil, Wayland Publishers, UK