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Hannah Penne

That’s All Folks!

March 16, 2015

Domestication of pigs took place in China around 7500 BC. China still is the largest producer of pigs. In the old days, sea captains kept pigs on board because they believed, should they be shipwrecked, pigs always swam toward the nearest shore. The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal. Pigs are part of […]


Just A Pinch….

March 15, 2015

Just a pinch of it and it’s worth it. We’re talking salt here. Used throughout human history, mentioned often in the Bible, ubiquitous and cheap. Mined from salt rocks and extracted from sea water, salt is… well, the “salt of the earth.” You can’t live without it healthily. At the same time, you can’t live […]


Entomophagy….Is It Something You Practice?

March 14, 2015

The practice of eating insects is called entomophagy. Most insects are edible. According to eatbug.com, there are 1,462 recorded species of edible insects. And they’re quite nutritious. For instance, 100 grams of cricket contains only 121 calories, less than half of beef. A cricket contains only 5,5 grams of fat, compared to 21,2g of beef. […]


Decatur Man Arrested On Charges Of Rape In The 1st Degree

March 13, 2015

DECATUR-The Decatur Police Department concluded an investigation of a rape case that took place on February 26, 2015 in the city limits of Decatur.  This is how the Decatur Police describe their investigation and arrest of one suspect in the case: “SYNOPSIS OF OFFENSE & ARREST: On February 26, 2015 a report was filed with […]


Lucky Or Not So Lucky …. Friday 13th

March 13, 2015

The fear of Friday is skeviphobia, the fear of the number 13 is triskaidekaphobia, and the fear of Friday the 13th is paraskevidekatriaphobia (aka friggatriskaidekaphobia). While both Friday(because Judas was thought to have been the 13th guest at the Last Supper) and 13(because it is an uneven number following the even number 12 widely considered […]


Could “Yellow Mama” Make A Come Back….Electric Chair Bill Passes The State House

March 12, 2015

MONTGOMERY-Yellow Mama is the nickname given to Alabama’s electric chair, which was used for executions from 1927–2002. First installed at Kilby State Prison in Montgomery, Alabama, Yellow Mama acquired its yellow color when painted using highway-line paint from the adjacent State Highway Department lab.The chair was built by a British inmate in 1927 and was […]


Hemp Cars?

March 12, 2015

Hemp can be grown in virtually any climate or soil condition, and grows extremely fast, yielding up to 4 crops a year. Canada, China and France are major hemp producers. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper. But today the United States is the only […]


But were the Wright Brothers really the first to fly?

March 11, 2015

On Monday 13 December 1903, a toss of a coin gave Wilbur the honor of making the first flight. The engine and propeller powered the plane, the Flyer lifted off but immediately sank down, slightly damaged. By the time the Wright brothers got their flyer up in the air, flying was a hobby for New […]


Why is the sky blue?

March 10, 2015

When sunlight travels through the atmosphere, it collides with gas molecules. These molecules scatter the light. The shorter the wavelength of light, the more it is scattered by the atmosphere. Because it has a shorter wavelength than the other colors, blue light is scattered more, ten times more than red light, for instance. That is […]


Why do onions make you cry?

March 9, 2015

Onions, like other plants, are made of cells. The cells are divided into two sections separated by a membrane. One side of the membrane contains an enzyme which helps chemical processes occur in your body. The other side of the membrane contains molecules that contain sulfur. When you cut an onion, the contents on each […]


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