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Hannah Penne

When is it “antique”… or is it just “old”?

April 7, 2015

An antique (Latin: antiquus; “old”, “ancient”) is an old collectable item. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society. But when is an object considered antique? According to […]

Can You Squirt Blood From Your Eyes….Well …This Little Guy Can

April 6, 2015

Certain types of horned lizards are able to squirt a directed stream of their own blood from the corners of their eyes at predators as much as 5 feet away.  They accomplish this squirting action via severely restricting blood flow away from their heads, with the resulting increase in blood pressure in their heads bursting […]

Easter Bunny…..Why?

April 5, 2015

The Bible makes no mention of a long-eared, short-tailed creature who delivers decorated eggs to well-behaved children on Easter Sunday; nevertheless, the Easter bunny has become a prominent symbol of Christianity’s most important holiday. The exact origins of this mythical mammal are unclear, but rabbits, known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient symbol of […]

Did They Fight The Battle Of Gettysburg In Search Of Shoes?

April 4, 2015

Marking the Confederacy’s last stab at a major offensive in a northern state, the three brutal days of fighting in July of 1863 around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania mark the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. What is surprising, however, is that many historians believe the battle played out the way it did […]

What Is Musk Anyway?

April 2, 2015

Prized since ancient times for its alluring fragrance, today musk can mean any of a number of substances used to scent perfumes. However, while in our modern era most musk is synthetically produced, when it first came on the scene, musk was only found in a scrotum-like sac on the bellies of male musk deer. […]

Turn Blue In The Month Of April….Stop Child Abuse

April 1, 2015

MONTGOMERY-April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  April 10th is wear blue day to show support for the fight against Child Abuse. April 10th the state of Alabama will also be lighting the capitol blue as well as RSA buildings across the state and the fountain in downtown Montgomery.  Join the fight against Child Abuse by wearing blue and […]

All Fools’ Day…..

April 1, 2015

April Fools’ Day (sometimes called April Fool’s Day or All Fools’ Day) is celebrated every year on the first day of April as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. The jokes and their victims are known as “April fools”. Hoax stories may be reported by the press and other […]

Police Seek Help In Locating Woman…Missing For Over A Week

March 31, 2015

BOAZ -Boaz Police have issued an alert for a missing woman.  Shirley Stillson was last seen walking on Watts Road on Monday, March 23rd.  Stillson is diabetic and according to police does not have her  medications with her. She does not have a cell phone. Last seen wearing a gray zip-up sweatshirt and blue jeans. […]

Mickey…No Everyday Field Mouse

March 31, 2015

The first film animation was “Humorous Phases of Funny Faces” made in 1906 by American J. Stuart Blacton. But it was in 1919, when 18-year-old Walt Disney teamed up with Ub Iwerks, that the art of film animation took roots. They produced a series of cartoons entitled “Alice in Cartoonland.” The Walt Disney company was […]

D-I-V-O-R-C-E…..What Are The Chances?

March 30, 2015

The chance of a first marriage ending in divorce is between 50% and 67%. The chance that a second marriage will end in divorce is about 10% higher than for the first marriage. The reasons for divorce are many and varied but the biggest reason still is unbearable moaning (complaining) by one of both partners […]

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