Imagine you are in a boat. The boat is broken and is filling with water. There is an island that you could swim to, but there is a big shark circling your sinking boat. It looks like it wants to eat you as soon as your boats gone. There is no way to out swim it and you don’t have anything with you. How do you escape unharmed?
The potato is a vegetable from the nightshade family. The potato was first introduced to Europe by the Spanish in the 16th century; however it is believed to have been domesticated independently in multiple locations. Also raw uncooked potatoes contains the toxin solanine, which is a glycoalkaloid poison found in the nightshade family within the genus solanum. It has pesticidal properties making it a main defense for plants from insects.
Did you know, that scientists have estimated there are 8.7 million species of living creatures on earth? Out of 8.7 million species only 1.3 million have been identified. It is also said that about 150-200 species of animals, plants, insects, and mammals go extinct every day. Counter that, scientists have also discover new species (animals, plants, insects, etc.) every day. Yearly, it is said that scientists discover about around 18,000 new species unknown to humanity before. Such a cave beetle (Xuedytes Bellus) that was found in China last year (2018).