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Poll…Kicked Out Of Andrew Jackson’s Funeral…. Really?

June 23, 2015

President Andrew Jackson had a pet parrot named Poll.  this parrot was kicked out of Jackson’s funeral for cursing. According to Reverend Norment who was officiating the service: “Before the sermon and while the crowd was gathering, a wicked parrot that was a household pet got excited and commenced swearing so loud and long as […]

Purring Spiders…Now That Would Freak The Cat…Really

June 22, 2015

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 […]

Virgin Births…..Some Fish Do It

June 21, 2015

“Life Finds A Way”-Jurassic Park The endangered smalltooth sawfish, found in the Atlantic Ocean, can produce young without having sex first, a new study finds. Populations of this Atlantic Ocean ray are so low that it’s possible some are producing young through a process known as “virgin birth,” in which the females can fertilize their […]

BOLO Missing Woman From Decatur

June 19, 2015

DECATUR-On June 18, the parents of (19) year old Samantha Jean Rossell contacted Decatur Police and reported her missing. Rossell is about 5’05” 130 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Samantha’s last known location was in Southwest Decatur. Rossell is considered to be endangered, due to information received from her family. The Decatur Police is requesting […]

Russellville Team Wins Rocketry Challenge In Paris

June 19, 2015

RUSSELLVILLE-The Russellville Rocket Team (Russellville City Schools)won the Rocketry Challenge fly-off competition at the Paris Air Show in France. Members of the team are Christian Ruiz, Niles Butts, Andrew Heath, Evan Swinney, Chelesea Suddith, Katie Burns, and Cady Studdard. The Russellville team beat teams from around Europe including France and the UK. Congressman Robert Aderholt […]

Sleeping In On Sunday…Bad Idea… Really

June 19, 2015

Sleeping in even for as little as one hour on Sunday makes it harder to get out of bed on Monday. You may be trying to catch up on your rest, but this confuses your body clock.  It especially confuses your body clock when you are also staying up later on Friday and Saturday nights. […]

Tennessee….Home of Country Music

June 18, 2015

Tennessee home to whiskey, Polly Bergen, and Oak Ridge…home to the atomic bomb all from Tennessee. Andrew Johnson held every elective office at the local, state, and federal level, including President of the United States. He was elected alderman, mayor, state representative, and state senator from Greeneville. He served as governor and military governor of […]

Mississippi Home Of Root Beer…Really?

June 17, 2015

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 of Jim […]

Do You Know Alabama Facts?

June 16, 2015

Alabama Facts ….some you may know but some you may not. Did you know Alabama introduced the Mardi Gras to the western world. The celebration is held on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. Or did you know the world’s first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886. And that is not all…..Alabama is […]

1 in 5 American Teenagers are Obese…..Did You Know?

June 15, 2015

Over 12 million children in America are classed as obese. On average, 17% of children in the United States have obesity. From this average, there are big differences amongst age groups and different ethnic groups. Hispanic youths have the highest rate of obesity, at over 22%. Black children have the second highest rate, at 20%. […]

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