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Just Who Invented The Vaccination?

February 8, 2015

Regardless of what anti-vaccination advocates may claim, vaccines have helped save billions of lives, including deaths from smallpox, which has been wiped out completely thanks to the original vaccine that was developed by Edward Jenner. Smallpox had been plaguing the world since 100,000 BC before it was finally eradicated completely in 1977. In the late […]

1’s and 0’s….Is That All There Is?

February 7, 2015

There are some theories for our existence that are shall we say …. way out there such as the one that says our universe is a computer simulation. This theory supposes that because of the overwhelming likelihood of technological singularities occurring in the universe, it is quite likely that advanced civilizations–either us in the future, or […]

In A World……

February 6, 2015

Donald Leroy “Don” LaFontaine (August 26, 1940 – September 1, 2008) was an American voice actor who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. He became identified with the phrase “In a world…”, which was used in so many movie trailers that it became a […]

Playwright Aeschylus Had A Bizzarre Death

February 5, 2015

In 455 BC, Aeschylus, the great playwright known as the Father of Greek Tragedy, died in a most unexpected way. He was said to have been killed by a tortoise which was dropped by an eagle that had mistaken his head for a rock suitable for shattering the shell of the reptile. In his Naturalis […]

BREAKING: 11th Circuit Denies Stay in Alabama Marriage Equality Case

February 3, 2015

MONTGOMERY-Today  the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit denied the Alabama Attorney General’s motion for a stay in Searcy v. Strange and Strawser v. Strange. Last month, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade struck down Alabama’s discriminatory constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying.  This means gay marriages in Alabama Can commence on February […]

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 […]

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