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Did you know that there are more living individual organisms in a tablespoon of soil than there are people on the earth ?
Did you know that almost all of the antibiotics we take to help us fight infections and disease were obtain from soil microorganisms ?
Did you know that agriculture is the only essential industry on earth ?
Did you know that the total length of roots and fine root hairs of a single rye plant is almost 11,000km long and that they grow at almost 2km each day in search of microorganisms ?
Did you know that soil is a non-renewable natural resource ?
Did you know that damage to the soil can disturb nature's balance and prove a threat to life ?
Did you know that 9 tonnes of topsoil spread evenly over 1ha of land would only be as thick as a 10c AU coin ?
Did you know that fine china bowls and dishes are made from the soil ?
Did you know that about 70% of the weight of a text book or glossy magazine is soil ?
Did you know that putting clay on your face in the form of a 'mud mask' cleanses the pores of your skin ?
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