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Boo! Halloween Factoids

October 24, 2018

 Halloween is a time for candy, costumes and the time to be spooky, but how did all of this come about? Why are children encouraged to run around the neighborhood threatening tricks if no treats are forthcoming? Jack-o’-lanterns and skeletons, witches and other really scary and weird yard art, but most puzzling of all, strangers […]

Whatever Happened To Ambrose Bierce?

October 23, 2018

People go missing without a trace every day. Sometimes these people are found but sometimes they disappear completely. Where they went or what happened to them remains a mystery yet to be solved. Here is the story of  Ambrose Bierce  a famous American Writer and social critic. He is known for The Devils Dictionary and […]

Mississippi Home Of Root Beer…Really?

October 22, 2018

Mississippi facts…little known facts about Mississippi. Did you know… in 1964, the first human lung transplant was successfully accomplished at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as well as the first heart transplant surgery in the world was performed by Dr. James D. Hardy at the Mississippi Medical Center in 1964. Greenville is the birthplace […]

Moon Rocks…What Do We Know?

October 21, 2018

We have had moon rocks for nearly 50 years.  Just what have we learned from the moon rocks retrieved from the moon’s surface during the six moon landings/walks that took place oh so long ago…. Moon dust holds no threat to life on earth. The samples show no fossil life, no living organisms, and no […]

Pneumonia Factoids

October 20, 2018

Cooler weather and close quarters with our fellow-man can bring on coughs and colds, with that in mind…Did you know? Pneumonia has several different causes, types, and treatments. Here are 10 pneumonia phrases you should know. The terminology may be confusing, but it’s important to understand pneumonia because it kills more than 50,000 Americans every […]

Purring Spiders…Now That Would Freak The Cat…Really

October 19, 2018

Male wolf spiders use “purring” vibrations to serenade their sweethearts, but this wooing only works if the females can feel these vibrations. For the females to feel these vibrations, the courting couple must be standing on a suitable surface that can vibrate, like dry leaves. This group of spiders doesn’t have typical ears, and it’s […]

Dead Children Play Here…But So Do The Living

October 18, 2018

Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville is the largest and oldest in the state. It was founded in 1822 and covers 100 acres.  Within the cemetery limits, tucked away in a peaceful cove surrounded by a rock cliff on three sides and picturesque paths leading through the woods, is the Dead Children’s Playground. Admittedly beautiful during […]

Haunted….Some Say Yes

October 17, 2018

Ghost tales abound throughout the South—but did you ever wonder why? Some theorize it’s due to the high frequency of thunderstorms across the region, charging the atmosphere with the electrical energy of lightning and the dampness of rain that allows spirits to manifest as apparitions. Others claim that haunted locations must carry some “bad karma” […]

43 Years And Still Running…Get Out Your Fishnets Ya’ll

October 16, 2018

The Rocky Horror Picture Show premiered in London, England, on August 14, 1975. Based on the hit London musical The Rocky Horror Show, the film featured many of the production’s original stars Few cult films have been able to define the term as clearly as 1975’s Halloween classic ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show.’ Decades after […]

Snails….Some Have Talent

October 15, 2018

When you think about snails, the terms “dynamic,” “awesome,” or “not boring” probably don’t pop into your head. It’s hard to get excited about a slimy bit of mush that moves really really slowly.  The following facts will shatter your expectations of what the gastropod is capable of. Snails got talent.   This yellow-brown snail […]

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