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July 2001


A Little Bit Of Trivia

Run your mouse over the colored balls to find the answers

Cranberries Several species of what low vines of the heath family are grown wild in marshlands in Europe but are cultivated in bogs in the United States?

Lily (Liliaceae) Hyacinth, the common name for a genus of plants, is part of what plant family?

Dill What herb of the parsley family classified as "anethum graveolens" is used for flavoring pickles and sauces?

Four (simple, aggregate, multiple, and accessory) Fruits are classified according to the arrangement from which the derive, and how many such arrangements are there?

Legume What fruit is a pod which usually splits along two sides?

Nut What is the term in botany for a dry one-seeded fruit which does not split open along a definite seam at maturity?

Hybrid What is the term for the offspring of a cross between two different species or subspecies?

Grass What is the term for any plant of the family "gramineae?"

Pitcher plant What is the common name for three families of flowering dicot plants which have leaves modified for trapping and digesting insects?

Topiary What is the term for cutting garden foliage into decorative shapes?

Below are three sites where you might get some help in planning your garden. Whether or prefer flowers, veggies, or just houseplants, there's something green and growing for any taste and any budget. - Michigan Bulb Company - - Burpee

Myths, Hoaxes, and Urban Legends

We all get them - those e-mails warning us of dire happenings to our computers, our credit cards, or even our physical well-being. Which ones are true and which are fake? Before clogging someone's mail with a warning, check it out to be absolutely sure it isn't just another rumor.

Computer Virus Myths home page

CIAC Internet Hoaxes

Urban Legends and Folklore - Home Page

Korova Multimedia Hoax du Jour

If you're a member of AOL, check out KEYWORD: VIRUS for some great information and links on viruses, trojan horses, password sniffers, worms, and those infernal hoaxes.