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Extinct…Not Extinct…Extinct

December 29, 2017

The Pyrenean ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica), Spanish common name bucardo, was one of the four subspeciesof the Spanish ibex or Iberian wild goat, a species that is endemic to the Iberian Peninsula. Pyrenean ibex were most common in the Cantabrian Mountains, Southern France and in the northern Pyrenees. This species was common during the Holocene […]


New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Here are a few unique ways…

December 28, 2017

Have you ever noticed all the joggers and walkers out on the roadways in January? They’re usually good for a few weeks (maybe a day or two) and then it’s back to the couch with Jerry Springer and bon-bons… Seems that New Year’s resolutions are like the road to Hell… Paved with good intentions. So for […]


New Year’s Eve 1963 Snowstorm….Snow Could Be Coming For New Year’s Eve 2018

December 27, 2017

The timing can and likely will change, but parts of north and central Alabama will have a shot at seeing snow over the weekend. This forecast map is for 12 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1. Computer models are differing on the timing of the weekend storm system. (National Weather Service)…..could it happen again…. New Years Eve […]


Leftover Christmas Cookies…Not A Problem

December 26, 2017

What to do with all of  those dozens of cookies left from holiday parties and visiting relatives? If you don’t like the cookies, or your waistline does not like the cookies,  give them or throw them away right now. As for the rest, you can take a page from Scarlett O’Hara: Freeze them so you […]


A Cup Of Cheer….Raise Your Cup…Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

December 25, 2017

We wish you a Merry Christmas with a cup Of Cheer.   We know what Santa is …we know what presents mean…we know what mistletoe  represents…just what is a Cup Of Cheer? These holiday drinks will keep you warm and add a cup of cheer to your celebrations. Five really really great Cups Of Cheer!! […]


Christmas Eve Facts…Bet You Didn’t Know

December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve….children and adults alike look forward to this day as much if not more than Christmas Day….now just a few facts, anniversaries, superstitions and traditions connected with Christmas Eve. 1. In the Middle Ages, Christians celebrated Adam and Eve on Christmas Eve. 2. On December 24, 1968, astronauts Bill Anders, Jim Lovell and Frank […]


Hook Echo Radar….Tornado May Arise

December 23, 2017

From the 1950s onward, the United States began to develop a series of tornado warning systems in the Midwest, where most of the tornadoes in the world occur. In 1953, a particular type of radar signature called a hook echo was associated with the thunderstorms that produce tornadoes. Today, predicting tornadoes is still found with radar. […]


Yule Log Facts…A Christmas Tradition

December 22, 2017

There is a custom that on Christmas Eve an enormous log of freshly cut wood called the Yule log would be fetched and carried to the house with great ceremony. On Christmas Eve, the master of the house would place it on the hearth, make libations by sprinkling the trunk with oil, salt and mulled […]


She….Really?

December 21, 2017

Before the year 1000, the word “she” did not exist in the English language. The singular female reference was the word “heo”, which also was the plural of all genders. The word “she” appeared only in the 12th century, about 400 years after English began to take form. “She” probably derived from the Old English […]


Joyful and Religious…Interesting Facts

December 20, 2017

 Christmas celebrations  adopted  the joyful, often boisterous, holiday traditions of pagan cultures. The story of the nativity was told through music, art, and dance. Some Medieval Christians objected, however, maintaining that Christmas should be a somber religious day, not a secular festival. After the Reformation, certain Protestant groups opposed Christmas celebrations. Oliver Cromwell banned them […]


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