Giant bamboos are the largest members of a grass family. They are beautiful and evergreen miracle of nature. This plant is one of the fastest-growing things in the world. People all around the globe have put it to a wide variety of uses. It's being used for building materials, as a food source, and as a versatile raw product. On top of that bamboo has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick or even concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steel. Bamboo's long life makes it a Chinese symbol of uprightness, while in India it' s a symbol of friendship. In the Chinese countryside, a person's life, from cradle to grave, can be measured with a bamboo. Several Asian cultures, including that of the Andaman Islands, believe humanity emerged from a bamboo stem.