The iconic, tall, long-armed Saguaro Cactus, which has become a symbol of the American West, only grows in one place. It's native to the Sonoran Desert, an area of land along the Arizona, California, and Mexico borders. desertusa.com/cactus/sagu…
Many plant stores hot glue fake flowers onto cactus succulentplantcare.com/do…
There's a species of cactus native to New England and Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opu…
A man was killed when he tried to shoot down a 125-year old Saguaro cactus. The man blasted most the way through and poked at one of the plants arms. The 500lb arm then fell crushing him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sag…
Dragon fruit while popular in SE Asia is a cactus native to Mexico mexiconewsnetwork.com/en/…
If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you be penalized up to 25 years in jail. It is similar to cutting down a protected tree species. lawinfo.com/resources/cri…
Camels eat cactus no problem. Using hardened protrusions called papillae to guide their chew. They guide their bites and swallow the thorns vertically to avoid being poked. This isn't to say it still doesn't cause discomfort, camels just tank it. cactusway.com/can-camels-…
Werner Herzog once jumped into a cactus, to cheer up an actor who was accidentally run over and set on fire while working on his film youtu.be/Ya_05oG6WCY
A dog named Cactus ran an ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert just for fun, beating the majority of human runners. deadspin.com/dog-runs-gru…
, nopales picked from a prickly pear cactus taste better if harvested in the morning. Acid content is lower in the morning, but builds with sunlight, so nopales harvested at the end of the day is more bitter. I guess, the early bird catches the sweeter nopales. gardeningknowhow.com/orna…
Saguaro Cactus do not grow any arms until they are 70-100 years, and can live for over 200 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sag…
Camels eat cactus, they have adapted to harsh desert conditions that require them to eat thorny plants youtube.com/watch?v=9NC2s…
Cactus flesh will taste sour in the morning and sweet in the afternoon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
There exists a Little Nipple Cactus, and its scientific name is *Mammillaria heyderi* backyardnature.net/n/w/li…
The Coral Cactus is not really a cactus, but two succulent plants joined together to form a beautiful β€œFranken-plant." scienceprofonline.com/bio…
Dragon Fruit grows on a cactus. worldofsucculents.com/edi…
If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you can be penalized up to 25 years in jail. It is similar to cutting down a protected tree species. blog.lawinfo.com/2016/04/…
In 1982, a man died while vandalizing a saguaro cactus for fun. He shot the cactus repetitively and then went up to poke it to try to get it to fall over. Instead, the 500-pound saguaro arm fell and killed him. archive.azcentral.com/ari…
Cutting down a cactus in Arizona is similar to cutting down a protected tree species, and can land the perpetrator up to 25 years in jail. allenlawaz.com/blog/five-…
There is a cactus that could fall over when fully grown because its root system is small compared to the plant itself. The plant has also never been reported to flower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eup…
Wisconsin has an area with very sandy soil which is able to support a desert like environment including prickly pear cactus and a few species of lizard. wpr.org/believe-it-or-not…
Dragon fruits are fruits from cactus plants. miamiherald.com/living/ho…
- Archeologists in Cactus Hill, VA excavated charcoal from a camp-fire that was carbon-dated to 18,000 years ago. This doesn't fit with the currently accepted model of humans first coming to the American continent about 14,000 years ago via the Bering Land Bridge... study.com/academy/lesson/…
Practicing shooting in the desert in Arizona, David M. Grundman, 27, shot a giant saguaro cactus. The 7 meters tall plant got chopped off, crushing him to death. nytimes.com/1982/07/20/us…
The word 'cactuses' is the English plural to cactus and 'cacti' is the Latin plural. Dictionaries list both and neither are right or wrong. grammarist.com/usage/cact…
Cutting down a cactus in Arizona has a penalty of up to 25 years in jail and is similar to cutting down a protected species of tree. agriculture.az.gov/plants…
Almost every species of cactus in the world grows in the Americas, except for the mistletoe cactus which grows in the tropics of Africa. It's unknown why this is the only cactus species outside of the Americas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhi…
Not a single cactus grows in the Sahara, as cacti are native only to the Americas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cac…
The tallest cactus ever recorded was over 6 stories tall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
A saguaro cactus once killed a man. When an Arizona man vandalized a 23ft saguaro with a shotgun, the cactus shed one of its arms and crushed him to death. nytimes.com/1982/07/20/us…
There is a variety of cactus that lives in northern Canada almost to the arctic circle. fs.fed.us/database/feis/p…
A Japanese Oil Tanker captain fell into a cactus at a Santa Barbra Oil Field, provoking laughter from the local workers. 5 years later he returned in an Imperial Japanese Navy sub and made the first mainland shelling of the US at that oil field. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
Camels are able to eat a cactus because they've adapted to the desert and have tough throats. youtube.com/watch?v=PD0R2…
Despite the world's hottest pepper scoring 2 million Scoville Heat Units, and pure capsaicin reaching 16 million, there is another still hotter. A Moroccan cactus produces a resin that hits an estimated 16 billion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
During the WWF Royal Rumble in 1998, Mick Foley had three separate entrances for the event, having his other three personas (Cactus Jack entrant #1, Mankind entrant #16, and Dude Love entrant #28) participate in the main event. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Diego Rivera had planned to cover the entire outside of the biggest stadium in Mexico with large designs like the condor and the eagle on a cactus. However he died when only a section was completed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Est…
The Adam Sandler movie "Just Go With It" is a remake of the 1969 movie "Cactus Flower", starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn, for which Hawn won an Oscar. "Cactus Flower" was based on a Broadway play of the same name, which was itself based on a French play. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus…
There is only one cactus that is not exclusively native to the Americas atlasobscura.com/articles…
There is a monument in Dalby, Queensland commemorating a species of moth that eradicated the invasive Prickly Pear Cactus that had spread across 15000 square miles of Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
The Saguaro Cactus takes 75 years to grow its first "arm;" and a Saguaro that dies this year has, on average, been around since before the Civil War. cactus-art.biz/schede/CAR…
There is a species of prickly pear cactus native to Ohio trekohio.com/2013/07/03/a…
There’s a species of cactus that lives so far north in Canada that it’s north of the southern edge of Alaska en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opu…
A Japanese Oil Tanker captain fell into a cactus at a Santa Barbra Oil Field, provoking laughter from the local workers. 5 years later he returned in an Imperial Japanese Navy sub and made the first mainland shelling of the US at that oil field. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
There is a species of cactus indigenous to Chicago dnainfo.com/chicago/20130…
The saguaro cactus, America's largest cactus which normally grows to heights of 40 feet, can take 10 years to reach its first 1 inch in height. nps.gov/orpi/learn/nature…
There is only one species of cactus that can be found naturally occurring outside the Americas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhi…
Today I learned of the Stenocereus eruca, AKA "the Wandering Devil", a cactus that can move 60 cm a year. It grows horizontally, growing at the top and dying at the bottom, moving like a caterpillar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
A cactus can be used as a musical instrument en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amp…
The saguaro cactus can soak up 200 gallons of water during heavy rains, live to 200 years old, and weigh over 2000 pounds discoverseaz.com/Wildlife…
A Saguaro cactus takes 10 years to grow an inch and 200 years to grow full size nps.gov/orpi/learn/nature…

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