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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Me naughty?? Maybe mischievous, but definitely not naughty. :wink: :wink: :wink: Okay, I won't push the proverbia envelope for a while ...

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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A Combretum imberbe tree:

a) Is found from South Africa up until the Sahara Desert.
b) Can always be identified by it's silvery-grey bark that is cracked into a multitude of rectangular blocks (like bricks in a wall).
c) Has red flowers and four-winged seeds.
d) Has been used by local peoples to white wash their huts and as a toothpaste, while the tree's gum has been eaten.
e) Has the hardest wood in the world, with a specific gravity (density) 29% greater than that of water.

(And, Imberbe, you're not allowed to answer! :wink: )

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Imberbe wrote:
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:huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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I'd say B. is the most accurate.
The calcium rich ash is also used to white wash houses, but i don't know
about the tree gum being eaten. The flowers were or still are used in
cough mixture.

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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I would think C is the only inaccurate statement.


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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Siobain, I said Imberbe couldn't answer, cos his alias is that tree! That's why he pulled a tongue at me ...

Anyone else with an answer?

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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There is only one accurate answer.

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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A Combretum imberbe tree:

a) Is found from South Africa up until the Sahara Desert.
False - too many true ones below so I'm not even going to reaserch this... :hmz:

b) Can always be identified by it's silvery-grey bark that is cracked into a multitude of rectangular blocks (like bricks in a wall).
True - unless you mean that light grey is not silvery grey. :hmz: The bark which does indeed break up into small, regular blocks (like snake-skin) is striking and characteristic.

c) Has red flowers and four-winged seeds.
False - The flowers are creamy to creamy-yellow. Seed is indeed four-winged.

d) Has been used by local peoples to white wash their huts and as a toothpaste, while the tree's gum has been eaten.
True - I think we have a dispute here! :twisted: This is a second true one. The ash is indeed used to whitewash houses, and the ash can be used as toothpaste. So this is true together with b) :hmz: But, if you stick to only one correct then I'll have to go with this one.

e) Has the hardest wood in the world, with a specific gravity (density) 29% greater than that of water.
False - I believe the honour belongs to ironwood? Or do I misremember? Will have to go look again at when I put Imberbe on the spot! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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There IS only one correct answer! I want to see if there is anyone else! Oh, and Imberbe, you can come into the fray at this stage, if you like! (Hope your ego isn't too bruised :twisted: )

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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If you insist on only one correct answer then it must be d), in that other trees' bark also cracks up like that... :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Not the reason for the falseness, but I'll definitely give it to you, Bishop, for your great effort earlier! :clap: :clap: YOU'RE IT

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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:naughty: No OWN, you're not getting away that easily! :naughty:

WHY is b) false and not true? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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I thought you'd press me - it's in your (onewith)nature :tongue: :tongue:
When I get a little time later, I'll explain ...

And I wonder if Imberbe has opted out of this one :huh: :wink:

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