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    American contributions

    The “hottest pepper” thread started by Glider got me wondering about flora and fauna that originated in the Americas and spread worldwide. So far, this is all I can come up with. Can any of you think of others?
    Corn
    Hot peppers
    Chocolate
    Rubber
    Potatoes
    Tomatoes
    Vanilla
    Coca
    Tobacco
    Pumpkins
    Dionaea
    Turkeys
    NASCAR & Budweiser
    Bourbon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauderdale View Post
    NASCAR & Budweiser
    Take Nascar off the list. Name another country that has car driving as a sport.

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    Some of our species that are introduced and naturalized

    Conifers
    Abies grandis
    Abies procera
    Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
    Cupressus macrocarpa
    Pinus contorta
    Pinus strobus
    Pinus radiata
    Pseudotsuga menziesii
    Sequoia sempervirens
    Thuja plicata
    Tsuga heterophylla

    Most used in forestry plantations and escape.

    other trees
    Red oak
    Black locust (very invasive)
    Boxelder
    Juneberry
    honeylocust

    Weeds
    goldenrod
    ragweed
    fireweed
    other weeds

    Animals
    American mink
    American Bullfrog
    Grey Squirrel
    Ruddy duck
    Canada Goose

    Things we actually eat
    Modern Strawberry
    Blueberry
    Juneberry
    Cranberry
    Prickly pear
    Allspice

    ...And quince too.
    that makes no logic

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    NASCAR is in Germany now
    Z polski y dumny
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    sunflowers
    Guinea pigs (cuy) and yes some people do eat these
    lots of different beans
    cashews
    Peanuts
    squash
    pineapple
    cotton (I dont recommend eating this one, buts still an important domesticate)
    llamas (again some people do or at least did eat these but more important for its wool)
    "We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should." - Kurt Vonnegut

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    Nascar also raced in Japan a few years ago.

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    Really? Okay, keep it then. I wouldn't know about budweiser.

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    Sarracenia, drosera sp., heliamphora, brocchina, catopis, darlingtonia, etc...to name some cp's.

    The-tree-whose-bark-makes-asprin-but-i-forget- it's-name, vanilla orchids, uhhh...i give it a good thinkin and get back to ya...
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