Tuesday Turnip

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In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Today I typed in "it takes 10 years" unearthing the following:

Turnip #1

It takes 10 years for one cigarette butt to biodegrade.

Turnip #2

It takes ten years for a new drug in the laboratory to get to the market.

Turnip #3

It takes ten years for a Horseshoe Crab to reach sexual maturity to reproduce.

Turnip #4

After CFC's are emitted, it takes ten years for them to reach the stratosphere. Once there, they can continue to destroy ozone molecules for 75 to 100 years, depending on their type.

Turnip #5

Averagely, it takes ten years for an HIV + positive person to develop the disease condition known as AIDS.

Turnip #6

It takes ten years for an olive tree to bear fruit.

Turnip #7

It takes 10 years for land to recover after an oil spill.

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March 23, 2010 - 11:35am
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