March 31, 2009

America’s Farming

Posted in USA pride at 4:12 pm by Kendal

corn1 The USA has one of the largest land masses for farming. Within the farming regions of the USA there has many crops produced such as corn, soybeans, many other vegetables and many fruits.  There are also specialty products produced such as barley for beer, grain for liquors and many award winning wines.

Also it ranks one the lowest users of pesticide use in the world.  There is also much land used for organic farming and organic farming is gaining ground each and every year.

With a diverse climate in the USA it lends itself to much production of different crops, naturally. Also with its diverse climate it means that there are many summer crops that is produced in some regions that can be produced in winter in other regions.

The USA ranks number 4 in cropland for organic farming and there are others that rank higher per capita; so there is still room for improvement with farming techniques but it improves yearly.  

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March 30, 2009

Cedar Point

Posted in Amusement Parks at 9:49 pm by Kendal

910200811051cedar_point-entrance7301 Next to Sandusky, Ohio is one of the eldest Amusements Park in the world.  One that is known for its awesome roller coasters and fun atmosphere.  Amusement Parks are very much part of the American Culture and Cedar Point is one of the longest running ones in operation.  

Cedar Point amusement park looks as amazing from the air as it does from ground level. The amusement park is built at the far end of a peninsular which juts out into Lake Erie, next to the town of SanduskyOhio [which is 60 miles from Clevelandand is where Marilyn Monroe’s character of Sugar in “Some Like it Hot” hailed from].

March 28, 2009

Posted in Musem/Art/Other, Uncategorized at 10:46 pm by Kendal

shermanThe General Sherman is the largest by volume tree in the world.  The true rests and grows in the USA, to be a little more precise it is in the national park in California

 

“The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park is the largest (by volume) tree in the world.

Computing the volume of a standing tree is the practical equivalent of calculating the volume of an irregular cone. For purposes of volume comparison, only the trunk of a giant sequoia is measured, including the restored volume of basal fire scars. Using these accepted standards and actual field measurements taken in 1975, the volume of the Sherman Tree was calculated to be slightly over 52.500 cubic feet (1486.6 meters).”

http://www.nps.gov/archive/seki/shrm_pic.htm