Tumbleweeds aren't native to America. They arrived through a contaminated flax shipment from Russia and are reportedly very tasty as a boiled vegetable or in salads. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal…
Cows' farts +burps are more damaging towards the environment since Methane gas is 20x more powerful than CO2. Each cow releases 200-400lbs per yr methane through flatulence. French company Valorex SAS is enforcing farmers to feed cows alfalfa and flax seed to result in 25% less methane release. nytimes.com/2009/06/05/us…
Today I learned about New Zealand flax. Not related to flax that linen traditionally comes from (see also flax/linseed oil), but used for textiles of the area. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
The description of blondes as being 'towheaded' comes from the light straw color of the fibers in flax en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tow…
Ford once created a vehicle made out of plant materials. "Ford's 1941 biological car β€” made of soybean, wheat, hemp, flax and ramie fibers in a soy-based phenolic resin β€” weighed 1,000 pounds less than a steel car" exclusive.multibriefs.com…
Tumbleweeds are not indigenous to America and arrived with a contaminated Flax shipment from Russia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal…
In 1941, Ford built a car made out of "soybeans, wheat, hemp, flax and ramie". thehenryford.org/collecti…
The tumbleweed was introduced to America in 1873 by Russian immigrants settling in South Dakota. They brought with them flax seeds that were contaminated with Russian thistle seeds. When Russian thistle plants die, they turn into tumbleweeds mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
The Fertile Crescent was home to the eight Neolithic founder crops important in early agriculture (wheat, einkorn, barley, flax, chick pea, pea, lentil, bitter vetch), and four of the five most important species of domesticated animalsβ€”cows, goats, sheep, and pigs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
'to heckle' is a term used in the textile industry meaning to comb out flax or hemp fibres. In the early 19th century the word 'heckler' came because the workers that heckle would listen to the day's news while working and frequently stop to furiously debate and ridicule. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hec…
Tumbleweeds -- "the seemingly historic icon [of the Western U.S.A.] is actually an invasive weed. Contaminated flax seed, brought by Russian immigrants to South Dakota in 1873, is thought to be the source of Russian thistle invasion". usu.edu/weeds/plant_speci…
Tumbleweeds aren't native to American West, or the Americas but are a foreign introduced weed. The so-called "Russian thistle" is said to have arrived in the United States in shipments of flax seeds to South Dakota, perhaps about 1870. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tum…
The words Line, Lining, Lingerie and more are derived from Linen, based on the Latin/Greek word for Flax (linum/linon) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Linen is made from flax fibers and not cotton. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
New Zealand Flax (phormium tenax) was a dominant crop of Saint Helena, a British Overseas Territory sainthelenaisland.info/fl…
Iconic tumbleweeds seen in westerns are an invasive from Eurasia that arrived in flax imports en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal…
The term heckling originates from the textile industry where workers tasked with smoothing out flax or hemp were the most hostile people in the entire workforce. qi.com/infocloud/heckling
Flax seeds is the seed from the plant that generates linen cloth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
The etymology of the word "chitin" can be traced back to the ancient Sumerian word "gada/gida" meaning "flax or linen" sugarglider.com/gliderped…

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