Interesting Facts

Samuel Adams … More Than Just A Great Brew

July 23, 2017

You may know lots of facts about Ben Franklin and George Washington…but what about the man who was the real voice behind it all? Samuel Adams is more than just a brewery with phenomenal seasonal brews! Samuel Adams has been referred to as the “Father of America.” The revolutionary spirit ran in the family.  His father was one […]

Good Luck…Crying Babies…Sumo Wrestlers….Really?

July 22, 2017

In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck. So much for the argument that leaving a baby to cry can result in brain damage. Childcare expert Dr Penelope Leach made headlines last week when she claimed that fresh research proves that long periods of crying can damage developing brains, […]

Catnip….Did You Know?

July 21, 2017

Catnip is a member of the mint family, which has about 250 species. The essential oil in catnip, nepetalactone, has a powerful effect on cats who are sensitive to it, turning even the most sedentary couch potato into a flipped-out ball of ecstasy. The most intense catnip experience is an olfactory one—your cat smells the […]

Driest Desert….Prettiest Flowers….Really

July 20, 2017

The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre (600 mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest non-polar desert in the world. The Atacama desert is experiencing a rare springtime bloom of flowers after El Niño brought the […]

Some chimps and monkeys have entered the Stone Age

July 19, 2017

Archeologists in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia, have been digging up crude stone tools that date back thousands of years — tools that were fashioned by non-human primates. The tools are crude. A chimpanzee or monkey stone hammer is hardly a work of art to rival the beauty of an ancient human hand axe. But […]


July 18, 2017

In Alabama, we have somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 species of native Trillium, which are found north and south, east and west. Trilliums as a whole are one of the easiest wildflowers for most anyone to identify, whether you are a gardener or not, since the name directly relates to the number of plant parts that […]

Bermuda Triangle…Fact Or Fiction?

July 17, 2017

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. According to the US Navy, the triangle does not exist, and the name is not recognized […]

De`ja’ Vu …. It Is All Over Again … Almost

July 16, 2017

It can be said that déjà vu has now become a definite reality of our lives. No person can ignore its emergence; neither can avoid its happening. However, scientists have come to some very concrete outcomes related to déjà vu. First of all, they have made it clear that déjà vu is the resultant of […]

Blue Jays…Did You Know?

July 15, 2017

Fewer year-round birds are more notable and recognizable than the Blue Jay. While you might dismiss it as just another ordinary bird, the Blue Jay is quite unique if you delve deeper. So, in honor of the beautiful bird, we’ve assembled some of the most interesting facts about Blue Jays. Blue Jays aren’t actually blue. […]

A Doobie By Any Other Name…..

July 14, 2017

One frequent claim by people who use marijuana is that it enhances their creativity.  Many artists and musicians throughout history have spoken about their own marijuana use. Shakespeare, considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of all time was he a “stoner”?   Some Shakespearean allusions, including a mention of a ‘noted weed’ […]

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