Interesting Facts

Got Tea?

September 5, 2018

Did you know that tea is second only to water as the most common beverage in the world? Put your feet up, pour yourself a cuppa, and experience some of the world’s the most iconic tea traditions….because….Wherever you are, anywhere in the world, chances are, you will find tea. It may look and taste different, […]

Moon Facts…Did You Know?

September 4, 2018

The Moon (or Luna) is the Earth’s only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago around some 30–50 million years after the formation of the solar system. The dark side of the moon is a myth:  In reality both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight however only one face […]

Labor Day…A Respite From Labor

September 3, 2018

Labor Day…Just how much do you know about Labor Day…A day of rest for laborers? Labor Day is not unique to the United states in had it’s orgins in Canada stemming from the 1870 labor disputes in Toronto.  In Toronto in 1872 a parade was held in support of a strike against the 58 hour […]

Have You Been Here? Alabama Wonders

September 2, 2018

Here in Alabama, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by so many great things. From natural bridges and scenic canyons, to historic caves and incredible sculptures, Alabama is home to many things you won’t find anywhere else in the world. And some of these things are so hidden that only the locals know about them. Listed […]

Bloodhound….Did You Know?

September 1, 2018

The bloodhound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar and since the Middle Ages used for tracking people. Believed to be descended from hounds once kept at the Abbey of St Hubert in Belgium, it is known to French speakers as the Chien de Saint-Hubert. This breed is famed […]

The Rare And The Beautiful

August 31, 2018

Humans domesticated horses some 6,000 years ago, and over time, we have created more than 200 breeds, from the powerful Clydesdale to the graceful Arabian. As we have shaped horses to suit our needs on battlefields, farms, and elsewhere, these animals have shaped human history. They have also captured our imagination and hearts. All horses […]

Summer Fading….Fall Is Coming

August 30, 2018

While you may have your own way of marking the start and finish of summer, here is the literal definition of when summer begins and ends: The start of the season is marked by the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, this is usually between June 20 and 22. The […]

“Magical Rabbit” One Of The Rarest Creatures On Earth

August 29, 2018

One of the most adorable creatures is the Ili Pika, and it is also one the most endangered species on the planet. Sometimes called the ‘magical rabbit’ the Ili Pika lives in northwest China. This lovable looking mammal was one thought to be gone from the animal world.  It was first discovered in 1983 and was not seen […]

Mars…Could This Be Our New Home?

August 27, 2018

Just a few facts about Mars now that we know there is running water on the Red Planet. Did you know Mars and Earth have about the same landmass.  Even though Mars has only 15% of the Earth’s volume and just over 10% of the Earth’s mass, around two thirds of the Earth’s surface is […]

Just Another Love Story

August 26, 2018

Vampire in popular legend, a creature, often fanged, that preys upon humans by drinking their blood. Vampires have been featured in folklore and poplar fiction of various cultures for hundreds of years, mainly in Europe, although belief in them has waned in modern times. Vampires may be the best-known classic monsters of all. Most people associate vampires with Count Dracula, the legendary, […]

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