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What is ginseng used for?

March 5, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Alternative Medicine

Ginseng is not used in the United States to any considerable extent. A negligible quantity is used by Chinese in America and a trifling amount by makers of medicine and drugs, but the consumption of the root is confined almost entirely to China and virtually the entire American supply is exported to that country. Opinion …

What birds are trained to fish for their masters?

December 31, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

In China, Japan and other parts of the Orient the large sea birds known as cormorants have been trained to fish for man since time immemorial. These birds display remarkable activity under water and they devour fish so greedily that they have become proverbial for their voracity and gluttony. When young they are easily tamed …

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Where do goldfish come from?

December 25, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

Goldfish as we know them do not exist anywhere in the wild state. They are a product of long years of selective breeding. The wild fish from which goldfish were developed belong to the carp family and are still numerous in the streams of China. They do not naturally have the golden hue, but are …

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What is China’s Sorrow?

December 18, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Environmental

Hwang Ho, or the Yellow River, is popularly known as China’s Sorrow because of its devastating floods. This remarkable stream is one of the largest rivers in the world and is the second largest in China, being second only to the Yangtze. It has its sources in Tibet and meanders 2,700 miles through northern China. …

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