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9th Oct '17 12:13:26 PM Caps-luna
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** Notably exploited by none other than General Sherman. He had a personal vendetta against Indian raiders after nearly being a victim of caravan raid. Where previous generals had tried to wipe native Americans out outright, he merely encouraged people to hunt the bison as an industry. The resulting depopulation of bison meant the Plains Indians had to either submit to the laws of the United States Federal Government or starve.
9th Oct '17 10:24:03 AM Caps-luna
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### It also makes a nice hunting bait for this reason. You can even age it so that only certain species are interested in it.
8th Oct '17 6:20:02 AM Veanne
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* ''Linum usitatissimum'', literally, "the most useful flax". Seeds: cure skin inflammation, soothe stomach ulcers, snack on them (on their own, or add them to bread), make oil for salads, moisturisers, hair conditioners, soaps, paint [[note]]traditional oil paint is made from linseed oil and lead oxides - DontTryThisAtHome, because it's difficult to do right and easy to burn yourself[[/note]] and paint-like products, linoleum (it's in the name). Feed animals with the leftovers. Stems: aside from fashionable fabrics and yarns, you can use all the broken off bits for particle boards, paper or to stuff into holes in the walls. Also has pretty flowers for your garden (there are decorative varieties of flax, too).
30th Sep '17 11:14:03 AM DouglasFir
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### Or as sweetener (corn syrup) in sugary foods.

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### Or as sweetener (corn syrup) in syrup for sweetening sugary foods.



## Film it: because fields of it are great settings for [[LostInTheMaize suspenseful movie scenes]].
## Piddle on it: if you're a pet whose litter box is filled with shredded corn-cob litter.

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## Film it: because Because fields of it are great settings for [[LostInTheMaize suspenseful movie scenes]].
## Piddle on it: if If you're a pet whose litter box is filled with shredded corn-cob litter.



** The UnitedStates is often described as having a "corn based economy" given how much corn is produced and how many of the above uses said corn is put to, feeding the population and supplying all sorts of other industries.

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** The UnitedStates UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates is often described as having a "corn based economy" given how much corn is produced and how many of the above uses said corn is put to, feeding the population and supplying all sorts of other industries.



* Coconut trees to Polynesian cultures. the coconut flesh, the coconut water, the coconut cream made from cooked coconut, the fibres from the husk used for toilet paper or kindling or to make rope or clothing, the leaves to roof shelters, the leaves used as plates, the leaves used as hats, the shells used a bowls, cups, canteens, fishing floats, raft floats, to make small knives, the wood...

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* Coconut trees to Polynesian cultures. the The coconut flesh, the coconut water, the coconut cream made from cooked coconut, the fibres from the husk used for toilet paper or kindling or to make rope or clothing, the leaves to roof shelters, the leaves used as plates, the leaves used as hats, the shells used a bowls, cups, canteens, fishing floats, raft floats, to make small knives, the wood...



*** Cooked - in many different ways: baked apples, apple pie, apple cake, apple crisp…

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*** Cooked - in many different ways: baked apples, apple pie, apple cake, apple crisp…crisp, apple strudel, apple cobbler…



** Drink them - either as juice or booze (when Johnny Appleseed went around giving out apple seeds, the latter was what he had in mind; cider was the most common alcoholic beverage in the US during the Antebellum era). And applejack too (No, not [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic that one]] (although that's probably where her name came from), a traditionally freeze-distilled sort of brandy.

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** Drink them - either as juice or booze (the classic kid's drink), cider (when Johnny Appleseed went around giving out apple seeds, the latter that was what he had in mind; cider was the most common alcoholic beverage in the US during the Antebellum era). And era), calvados (a French brandy), or applejack too (No, (no, not [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic that one]] (although that's probably where her name came from), a traditionally freeze-distilled sort of brandy.brandy).



** Ram's horns can also be made into bows.

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** Ram's horns can also be made into bows.bows, powder horns or musical horns.
26th Sep '17 12:12:32 AM PaulA
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* A short story by VondaNMcIntyre depicts Earth as having exactly two species - humanity and a plant that can be processed into literally ''anything'' imaginable - food, construction, fuel, and everything else. What happened to everything else? Humanity essentially exterminated every other species, ''down to the microflora'', so the plant would never have any competition. We then dutifully recorded every genome and proceeded to sit on them with no intention of ever using the data, leaving humanity alone with the plant.

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* A short story by VondaNMcIntyre Creator/VondaNMcIntyre depicts Earth as having exactly two species - species: humanity and a plant that can be processed into literally ''anything'' imaginable - -- food, construction, fuel, and everything else. What happened to everything else? Humanity essentially exterminated every other species, ''down to the microflora'', so the plant would never have any competition. We then dutifully recorded every genome and proceeded to sit on them with no intention of ever using the data, leaving humanity alone with the plant.
21st Sep '17 11:59:44 AM sturmovik
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** The UnitedStates is often described as having a "corn based economy" given how much corn is produced and how many of the above uses said corn is put to, feeding the population and supplying all sorts of other industries.
16th Sep '17 11:22:45 PM Azaram
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*** Of course, there's a big difference between ''industrial'' hemp and the regular kind, with the industrial variety being cultivated for rope, fuel, etc. and having 90% less THC than the drug type. Again, this is specifically invoked.

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*** Of course, there's a big difference between ''industrial'' hemp and the regular fun kind, with the industrial variety being cultivated for rope, fuel, etc. and having 90% less THC than the drug type. Again, this is specifically invoked.



** Drink them - either as juice or booze (when Johnny Appleseed went around giving out apple seeds, the latter was what he had in mind; cider was the most common alcoholic beverage in the US during the Antebellum era).

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** Drink them - either as juice or booze (when Johnny Appleseed went around giving out apple seeds, the latter was what he had in mind; cider was the most common alcoholic beverage in the US during the Antebellum era). And applejack too (No, not [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic that one]] (although that's probably where her name came from), a traditionally freeze-distilled sort of brandy.
16th Sep '17 11:12:17 PM Azaram
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## Drink it: As high-fructose corn syrup (meh), or in beer ([[ATankardOfMooseUrine blech]]), as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicha Chicha]] (both without and with alcohol) or in corn liquor (bourbon!).

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## Drink it: As high-fructose corn syrup (meh), or in beer ([[ATankardOfMooseUrine blech]]), as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicha Chicha]] (both without and with alcohol) or in corn liquor (Moonshine!), or take that and age it in toasted barrels (bourbon!).
24th Aug '17 4:01:07 PM WillKeaton
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## Even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornstalk_fiddle play music with it]]!

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## Even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornstalk_fiddle play music with it]]!it!]]
24th Aug '17 4:00:24 PM WillKeaton
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** Here are just a few of the uses of [[http://travelman1971.hubpages.com/hub/100-Uses-of-Coconut the coconut in general]], and [[http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/08/333-Uses-For-Coconut-Oil.html coconut oil in particular]].

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** Here are just a few of the uses of [[http://travelman1971.hubpages.com/hub/100-Uses-of-Coconut the coconut in general]], general,]] and [[http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/08/333-Uses-For-Coconut-Oil.html coconut oil in particular]].particular.]]



* Another non-crop example, at least to the Plains Indians, was the [[http://www.webpanda.com/There/uot_uses_of_the_buffalo.htm American Bison]]. The big, bulky ungulates were their source of meat, shelter, utensils, clothes, rope, containers, needles, ornaments, healing ointments, glue, and much, much more. Everything was used, right down to their scrotums and dung (the former for rattles and the latter for fuel and preventing diaper rash when powdered). Tragically, this dependence led to massive starvation for the Plains Indians when the bison were hunted to near extinction due to commercial hunting by colonists.

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* Another non-crop example, at least to the Plains Indians, was the [[http://www.webpanda.com/There/uot_uses_of_the_buffalo.htm American Bison]]. Bison.]] The big, bulky ungulates were their source of meat, shelter, utensils, clothes, rope, containers, needles, ornaments, healing ointments, glue, and much, much more. Everything was used, right down to their scrotums and dung (the former for rattles and the latter for fuel and preventing diaper rash when powdered). Tragically, this dependence led to massive starvation for the Plains Indians when the bison were hunted to near extinction due to commercial hunting by colonists.



** For some more on that see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXBA3ovBjfk this video]]

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** For some more on that see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXBA3ovBjfk this video]]video.]]
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