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The Wikipedia page has since been rephrased to contain the following, more accurate, paragraph: The maize plant is often 3 m (10 ft) in height, though some natural strains can grow 13 m (43 ft). The stem is commonly composed of 20 internodes of 18 cm (7.1 in) length. A leaf, which grows from each node, is generally 9 cm (4 in) in width and 120 cm (4 ft) ...


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Caffeine on insects That "caffeine kills insects" is an old myth: "I find it considerably interesting and even amusing," said Bussey Professor of Biology Carroll M. Williams. "Caffeine may be an insecticide, but it is not a very powerful agent." The study also determined that caffeine combined with other insecticides increases their killing power. ...


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