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Amazing facts about Pandas

Panda, or the giant Panda (called as big bear cat in China) is a rare species of bear from China. Although bears may have different colors like black, brown, white and gray but Pandas are milk-white with unique black markings on eyes, ears and accross its body. They are most active during daytimes and are a good tree climbers. They are mammals and just some thousands of the pandas left in this world.

Pandas are one of the cutest animals in the world and also the endangered one. Their diet is extremely limited and on the other hand they are very less reproductive that makes them on top of endangered species list. The Chinese goverment has now taken several revolutionary steps to protect Pandas.

Where are Pandas found:
Pandas are found south western and central-western China. Also many of them can be found in Zoos around the world.

Amazing facts about Pandas: Amazing Facts about Pandas

  • There white and black visible fur is just like a coat over its body. In actual there body is pink.
  • There diet is 99% Bamboo but wild Pandas may also eat other grasses, bananas, Oranges, eggs and even fish and birds.
  • They don’t rely on visible memory but spatial memory (a part of memory that can record information temporarily).
  • An adult Panda is 1900 times larger than the new-born Panda(Cub).
  • The new-born Panda opens its eyes after approximately 50 to sixty days of its birth so the mother panda prefers to stay nears her cubs.

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Watermelon Explosions in China

Watermelon ExplosionIt is often said that the excess of some things can be dangerous. In this article, we’ll give you an excellent example of this.

Just imagine that you are going through a field of watermelons and the watermelons start bursting like a bomb.  If you are in China than you may also have witnessed it. Yes, we are talking about spontaneous explosions of the melons.  What happened to the watermelons in China is an interesting even and its worth reading about this incident.

On May 7, 2011, in Jiangsu province of China, many farmers experienced such explosions in their Watermelon fields. About 20 farmers of Danyang City were affected as they lost about 115 acres of watermelons.
The city of Dalu was one of the most affected areas because 67% of the cultivated watermelons exploded there. All such farmers planted watermelons for the first time ever and due to lack of knowledge they experienced this event.
According to Luo Mingsu, one of the farmers who cultivated watermelons, this all started when he sprayed a growth accelerant on his field. This was the very first time that he had planted watermelons, but believed that by spraying a growth accelerator named “forchlorfenuron”, it would benefit him greatly. The very next day 180 of his watermelons exploded”.

How it happened:
According to researchers, all the affected farmers used large quantity of said growth accelerator.  Compounding things, their timing was wrong as they planted the watermelons too late in the season. A sudden rainfall during this whole process compounded the incident and the watermelons across the fields began to overnight spontaneously begin exploding, leaving gaping holes in the crop.  It was as if a giant battle had occurred in their fields as round melons were layed open as if someone with a giant machete laid waste to the farmers crops.