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Fun facts about bamboo.
did you know that this plant is actually stronger than steel, or that it was used in one of thomas edison’s early light bulbs? .
bamboo also holds the world record as the fastest growing plant ever. this bamboo was able to grow as fast as 35 inches in a single day! this translates into nearly 1.5 inches per hour.
when you think of some of the strongest materials on the planet, does bamboo come to mind? if not, it should because bamboo actually has a tensile strength greater than steel.
tensile strength reflects how hard it is to pull a material apart. not only is bamboo stronger than steel, but it withstands being smashed better than your average concrete. so, bamboo is one of the strongest materials on earth.