A saguaro cactus takes 75 years to grow its first arm!
The saguaro cactus, is easily the most famous type of cactus in the world. Everyone has heard about, or seen this desert symbol at some point or another. A little known fact about the cactus is that it takes 75 years until it grows it's first arm, however there are a few other things that people don't know about this cactus.
For example, over the span of it's lifetime, 175-200 years, the Saguaro Cactus can produce as many as 40 million seeds – however only a handful will actually live to adulthood. You can also tell if the needles on the cactus are old or not. The more red the roots of the needle, the younger it is in relation to the cactus!
There was once a cactus that set a few records – it was 300 years old, was over 12m tall, had 45 arms, and weighed around 13 tons!
A Marshall County man will serve more than 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to assault and weapons violations in an altercation with Sheriff’s Deputies last October in Warren.
22 year old Shawn Lossing will serve 94 months for threatening Deputy Troy Brekke with a gun following a disturbance at a home in Warren. Deputy Brekke was not injured as Lossing swung the gun toward him, the deputy grabbing the barrel of the weapon as Lossing fired a single shot which was diverted into the ceiling of the home.
Lossing was sentenced last week in an appearance before District Judge Tamara Yon in Warren.
He will receive credit for 204 days time served while he was held at the Marshall County Jail, with revocation of civil rights including voting and jury duty – and he is prohibited from owning or possessing fire arms or ammunition.by ndmuscle
The third worst nuclear disaster ever was kept secret by the US government for more than 19 years!
The Kyshtym disaster was a radiation contamination incident that occurred on 29 September 1957 at Mayak, a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the Soviet Union. Making it the third most serious nuclear accident ever recorded behind the Chernobyl disaster, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
The cooling system in one of the tanks containing about 70–80 tons of liquid radioactive waste failed and was not repaired. The temperature in it started to rise, resulting in evaporation and a chemical explosion of the dried waste. At least 22 villages were exposed to radiation from the disaster with a total population of around 10,000 were evacuated. Some were evacuated after a week but it took almost 2 years for evacuations to occur at other sites.
The CIA knew about this since 1959, however, they decided to keep it a secret stateside because they didn't want to spook people into not supporting the growing US nuclear power industry. They started declassifying documents pertaining to this starting in 1989.