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Samuel Adams … More Than Just A Great Brew

February 3, 2015

You may know lots of facts about Ben Franklin and George Washington…but what about the man who was the real voice behind it all? Samuel Adams is more than just a brewery with phenomenal seasonal brews! Samuel Adams has been referred to as the “Father of America.” The revolutionary spirit ran in the family.  His father was one […]

English…Not What It Use To Be…

February 2, 2015

Even if you hated English in high school, it wouldn’t hurt to check out these lost treasures of the language. If you’re ever in a bad mood, you might want to go to your growlery.  It’s the place you go to when you’re upset or in a bad mood. It was first used by Charles […]

February Events At The Tennessee Valley Arts Association

February 1, 2015

COLBERT COUNTY-February is going to be a busy month at The Tennessee Valley Arts Association.  We have a listing of events that will take p;ace during the month of February. Found Object Art Class with Provie Musso Tuesday, FEB. 10 – 9:00 am to 12 p.m. $50 Supplies Included This found objects class is a […]

Why Popcorn?

February 1, 2015

Movies and popcorn go together like a horse and carriage—but how did THAT happen? Although popcorn is now the absolute no. 1 choice for movie theater snacks, it wasn’t always that way.  In the 1880s popcorn started becoming very popular at the Circus, and for this reason, movie theaters did NOT want to sell it. […]

Freak Show….Is It For Real?

January 31, 2015

The greatest show on earth was possibly the creepiest show on earth as well. Here are 15 of the creepiest of the creepy:     Although the condition that causes one to  albino is not rare at the time of the circus sideshows many people were in awe of those with no skin pigmentation.   A […]

Did You Know….More Than An American Flag Was Left On The Moon

January 30, 2015

Here are a few random things you’d think people wouldn’t bother bringing with them to the moon. Astronaut Charles Duke brought a photo of his family with him to the moon but the sunlight, temperature and radiation on the moon are so intense, the photo faded. A piece of lava rock from Devil’s Lake in […]

The Quietest Place On Earth….Cell Phones Are Banned

January 29, 2015

Most of us probably think that not being able to own a cell phone would be torturous, but for the citizens of this small town, it’s actually illegal. It’s illegal to own an electromagnetic device in this small town in Green Bank, West Virginia. The tiny town, with a populaion of 143 people, all of […]

Vampires…..Not As Human-Like As You Would Think

January 28, 2015

In popular media, vampires are portrayed more like humans with every passing movie and television show, but that’s not how they were initially intended to be perceived. These facts will show you how these creepy creatures were depicted in their original folklore. During the time of the Black Death in Europe, it wasn’t uncommon for […]

Little Know Pooh Facts

January 27, 2015

Winnie the Pooh may have seemed like a simple storybook character , but there was so much more to him then his cute giggle, love of honey and bumbling ways. A few dark secrets about the beloved Pooh. Winnie the Pooh was based on a real bear.  A Canadian soldier bought Winnipeg the bear from […]

Ben Franklin Sure Knew How To Perpetuate A Practical Joke

January 26, 2015

In Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack” published in 1733, Franklin predicted the day and time of the death of his good friend Titan Leeds. When the date came and Leeds survived, instead of giving up the joke, Franklin wrote in the 1734 Almanack that Leeds had died and someone had stolen his identity. When Leeds finally died […]

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