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More than Meow! Cats Can Make Over 90 Different Sounds

December 16, 2014

Meow! Grrrr! Hisss! These are some of the noises we typically associate with cats. One of the most surprising cat facts is that cats can actually make almost 100 different sounds. From the peeps of kittens to the meows of adults, cats have a wide range of vocalizations. Kittens typically meow to their mother for […]

The Word Tornado Came from the Spanish Language

December 15, 2014

In Spanish, there are two words that sound like the word tornado. The word for “thunderstorm” is tronada and the word for “to turn” is tornar. Some people have speculated that the word tornado was formed by combining these two words. It is possible that this is not one of the tornado facts, and that […]

The Buddha Had a Mid-Life Crisis When He Was 29 Years Old

December 14, 2014

While many of the stories of the Buddha’s life are difficult to confirm, they provide us with important Buddhism facts because they tell us about the time in which the Buddha lived, and the religious environment that led to the start of Buddhism. According to tradition, Siddhartha was given all the comforts of a prince. […]

Washington Did Not Want to Become the 1st President in 1789

December 13, 2014

George Washington facts throughout his life show that he was such a natural leader, that he never actively sought any office or assignment. However, when the time was right, and circumstances required it, George Washington was ready to fulfill his duty. George Washington became an increasingly adept leader throughout the War for Independence in the […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for spotting a Geminid meteor!

December 12, 2014

HUNTSVILLE-It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for spotting a Geminid meteor! The 2014 Geminid meteor shower is forecast to be a lively meteor shower with great views in the skies over Earth. The week of Dec. 8 is a good window for Geminid-watching, but the night of Dec. 13-14 is the anticipated […]

Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden

December 12, 2014

It is the internet myth that the name of the popular Scottish game Golf stands for “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden.” The word golf originates form medieval Scottish and Dutch dialects. Back in a day before the creation of dictionaries, there was no standardized spelling of any given word. So it is believed that word golf […]

Murphy’s Law?

December 11, 2014

Murphy’s Law is a witticism which states that ‘anything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong’. The Law came into recognition at the Edward’s Air force Base at North Base in 1949. It was named after Captain Edward Murphy, who had been working on an Air Force Project MX981, which was designed to see […]

“Best Christmas Pageant Ever” A Family Tradition At The Ritz

December 10, 2014

SHEFFIELD-The Ritz in Sheffield along with the Tennessee Valley Art Association presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”.  Performance dates are Friday, December 12th at 7 pm and Sunday, December 14th at 2pm. About the play: The church is scandalized when the wildest, toughest kids in town take over the lead roles in the church Christmas pageant. […]

Wolf Spiders…Did You Know?

December 10, 2014

Wolf Spiders biologically known as Lycosa godeffroyi is the most common spider found easily in the gardens and homes. The wolf spiders got they from wolf because they catch the pray the same way. They do not make a web for themselves and live on the ground. The common characteristics of the wolf spider are […]

Korean War Facts

December 9, 2014

The Korean War took place within the period of 25th June, 1950 and 27th July, 1953. The battling parties included North Korea, with Chinese assistance about halfway through, and South Korea along with the United Nations. The subject of the battle was communism. Over 3 million lives were lost. However, the war prevented communism to […]

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