Friday, April 2, 2010
Search: manila folder
Why: I'm filing important documents. I'm aware of Manila, Philippines, and my Nilla Wafers, but no manila paper.
Answer: A type of fiber! Manila hemp comes from abaca, a relative of the banana plant. It is - doy - native to the Philippines and was first introduced to the West in the 1800s.
The More You Know: The Philippines has an estimated population of about 92 million people, making it the world's 12th most populous country. It is estimated that there are an additional 11 million overseas Filipinos worldwide. Maybe you know one! Maybe she has the same birthday as me!