Interesting Facts

A Strawberry…Not A Berry….Really?

August 19, 2018

Pumpkins, watermelons, avocados and bananas are all berries.   Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are not berries at all. The botanical definition of a berry is a fleshy fruit produced from a single flower and containing one ovary. Grapes and eggplants are two common examples. The seeds are usually embedded in the fleshy interior of the […]

That’s All Right Mama….Did You Know?

August 18, 2018

NOTE: Aretha Franklin “Queen of Soul” died on the same day, August 16, 2018 at the age of 76. On  August 16, 1977  “The King” of rock ‘n’ roll died.  Elvis Presley, if he had lived would be he would have been 83 years old. He began his life in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935….ened his life in […]

Hipsters Then And Now … All That Jazz

August 17, 2018

The term “Hipster” originated in the 1940s and was used to describe jazz aficionados. Hipsters or “Hepcats” as they were sometimes called, adopted the lifestyle of jazz musicians, including copying clothing, slang, the use of marijuana and other drugs, a relaxed attitude,sarcastic sense of humor, sometimes self-imposed poverty and relaxed sexual codes. The hipster subculture […]

Kit And Caboodle….Really?

August 16, 2018

A Collection or related set….the “whole kit and caboodle” Kit, itself, is an older word, seen in use as far back as the late 1200s, and it originally meant a round wooden tub. It was derived, perhaps, from the Middle Dutch kitte, which meant alternately a jug, tankard or wooden container. Caboodle was a more […]

Water Water Everywhere….

August 15, 2018

Most of the earth’s surface consists of water; there is much more water than there is land.  Antarctica holds 70% of the world’s fresh water supply and 90% of the ice. Water is the only substance that is found naturally on earth in three forms: liquid, gas, solid. Water moves around the earth in a […]

Gorillas Sing …Well Hum For Their Supper

August 14, 2018

Just like their human relatives, new research shows that gorillas also make melodic “yummy” noises when enjoying a meal, New Scientist reports. The scientists believe the gorillas vocalize in order to express satisfaction with a meal. Their favorite foods, such as flowers, seeds, and aquatic vegetation, were the most likely to elicit a happy call, […]

Tennessee….Home of Country Music

August 13, 2018

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 […]

Dark Energy….What Is It?

August 12, 2018

Not to be confused with dark fluid, dark flow, or dark matter. In physical cosmology and astronomy, dark energy is an unknown form of energy which is hypothesized to permeate all of space, tending to accelerate the expansion of the universe. Dark energy is the most accepted hypothesis to explain the observations since the 1990s […]

Morgan Freeman From Acting To Bee Keeping…. Really?

August 11, 2018

Morgan Freeman   converted his 124 acre farm in Mississippi into a refuge for honey bees.  He also has 26 hives for his bees with intentions to have more. Freeman has a keen interest in helping to save the insects from extinction and has started to turn his home into a honey bee haven.  He explains, […]

Creepy and Bloodthirsty Birds…Not Far Removed From Dinosaurs

August 10, 2018

The truly terrible birds that stalk the world’s continents and remote islands are among the creepiest and most disturbing creatures. We follow these feathered stalkers which inspired the unclean birds of ancient religious texts, folklore warnings, and the demons of many nature religions. Vampirism, impalement, ghoulishness are the hallmarks of these species. One may even […]

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