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The fastest growing tree in the world is the Eucalyptus. One tree in New Guinea grew 10.5 m (35 ft) in one year. This is almost 3 cm (over 1 in) a day. In contrast, a Sika Spruce inside the Arctic Circle, takes some 98 years to grow 28cm (11 in ); some 4,000 times slower.
Guess what besides fat raindrops, rain clouds in Mumbai bring? Those tiny terrors, mosquitoes. Result: nights spent tossing and turning, and swatting the insects. But the next morning you wake up with those tell tale red marks on your arms, pause to think if you took a bath or not the previous night. That's right. Human sweat turns mosquitoes on...