Sugarcane is a tall grass, of tropical and warm regions, having a stout, jointed stalk, and constituting the chief source of sugar. Sugarcane is an important industrial crop of tropical and subtropical regions and is cultivated on close to 20 million hectares in more then 90 countries.

It has a low glycemic index, which helps in keeping the body fit and healthy overall. Drinking sugar cane juice has been studied to be advantageous in treating and preventing colds, flu and sore throat. Sugar cane does not contain simple sugars so diabetics can safely add them to their diet. It is also considered as an excellent source of energy as it contains glucose that is stored as glycogen and is burned by the muscles or energy. They serve as a
healthier alternative to drinking carbonated drinks and sodas.

Sugarcane is considered as one of the best converters of solar energy into biomass and sugar. It is a rich source of food (sucrose, jaggery and syrup), fiber (cellulose), fodder (green leaves and tops of cane plant, bagasse, and molasses and to some extent press mud), fuel and chemical. The main by-products are bagasse, molasses and press mud. Baggasse is traditionally used as captive fuel in sugar factory boiler for raising steam required for the generation of power and driving the prime movers. Molasses contains about 30-35 per cent sugar and 15–20 per cent reducing sugars. Thus, the total sugar content of molasses is 45–55 per cent. It is by virtue of this total content that molasses is a valuable raw material for the production of many value-added products. The main products that can be produced from it on commercial scale are ethyl alcohol, citric acid,
lactic acid, cattle feed, oxalic acid, bakers yeast, mono sodium glutamate, torula yeast, lysine, acetone-butanol-alcohol.



"Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes."
In Morrisville, women need a permit to wear cosmetics.


Oregon Coastline

One may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.e., that which covers one's body from neck to knee.
The town of Hood River prohibits the act of juggling without a license.
Salem has barred women's wrestling.
In Marion, ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.


In Columbus, it is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.
In Youngstown, it is illegal to run out of gas.
Catch 22 is banned in Strongville.


1.  The state motto is North to the Future.

2.      The jade is the official state gemstone.
3. Gold is the official state mineral. It was named the state mineral in 1968.
4. The four-spot skimmer dragonfly is the official state insect.
5. In 1926 13-year-old Bennie Benson from Cognac, Alaska designed the state flag.
6. Alaska has been called America's Last Frontier.
7. Every four years Alaskans elect a Governor and a Lieutenant Governor to four-year terms.
8. The Alaska State Legislature is made up of a Senate and a House of Representatives.
9. Twenty senators are elected to four-year terms; forty representatives serve two-year terms.
10. Alaska's Constitution was adopted in 1956 and became effective in 1959 making it the 49th state.
11. Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.
12. The Alaska Highway was originally built as a military supply road during World War II.
13. The state boasts the lowest population density in the nation.
14. The discovery of gold in the Yukon began a gold rush in 1898. Later gold was discovered at Nome and Fairbanks.
15. Alaska is a geographical marvel. When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 48 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast.
16. The state's coastline extends over 6,600 miles.
17. Alaska is the United State's largest state and is over twice the size of Texas. Measuring from north to south the state is approximately 1,400 miles long and measuring from east to west it is 2,700 miles wide.
18. Agattu, Attu, and Kiska are the only parts of North America occupied by Japanese troops during World War II.
19. Oil is the state's most valuable natural resource. The area includes what is thought to be the largest oil field in North America.


People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.


Did you know,
In New York City, "It is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose, at the same time extending and wiggling the fingers of his hand."


Did you know,
In Charlotte, women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.
In Asheville, it is illegal to sneeze on city streets.


Did you know,
In Raton, it is illegal for a woman to ride horseback down a public street with a kimono on.
The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is banned in Carlsbad.


Did you know,
In Fargo, one may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place.
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
It is illegal to serve beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar, club, or restaurant.