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What If Seeds Could Grow in Your Stomach? #Shorts

What If Seeds Could Grow in Your Stomach? #Shorts

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Ever wonder what would happen if you accidentally swallowed a watermelon seed? Could a watermelon vine grow in your stomach? How could something so small survive the destructive pool of acid that sits in your stomach? How big would it grow? And would growing fruit in your body mean you’d never have to make another trip to the market? Or would it result in a very long stay in the hospital?

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Acid Rain And The Sneaky Policy That "Solved" It – Cheddar Explains

Acid Rain And The Sneaky Policy That "Solved" It – Cheddar Explains

Anyone who remembers the 70s and 80s will probably remember acid rain. Industrial emissions acidified precipitation around the globe, which killed forests and crops, rendered lakes inhospitable, corroded buildings, and exacerbated human health problems.

But anyone who follows environmental news will be surprised to learn this: we solved it! Countries came together to limit acid rain-causing emissions, eliminating the problem altogether.

…kind of. Acidic precipitation may not be a thing of the past after all.

Further reading:

Ambio [journal]

The Christian Science Monitor

Engineering & Science, 1984

U.S. Geological Survey

Environmental Protection Agency

Poisonous Skies [book]

Our World in Data

Harvard’s Center for Science & Int’l Affairs

The Washington Post

The MacNeil/Lehrer Report

Smithsonian Magazine

NYLS J. of Int’l & Comp. Law

The Los Angeles Times

Institute for Research on Public Policy

U.S. Energy Department

Canadian Minister of Environment


Nature [journal]

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics [journal]

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Scientific American

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