Insurance Facts

Why Does My Homeowners Insurance Keep Going Up?

December 12, 2018

As many homeowners policies are set to renew in the beginning of 2019, a common question posed by our customers is “why do my rates keep going up?” Many reasons factor into rates, but here are a few of the most common, as well as some ways to help make sure that your policy is […]

What Not to Store in the Garage

October 12, 2018

Skis. Bikes. Sports balls of all sorts. A lawnmower. Old toys. It’s easy for a garage to turn into a catchall storage unit. For most items that’s fine, but some things simply don’t belong in a garage, and they can even become a home hazard without proper storage protection. This list of common red-flag items can help […]

Red Bay…Did You Know?

July 29, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. Red Bay was first known as Vinson’s Crossroads. The most likely origin of the town’s name was its location amid what was at the time a large stand of redbay trees. The first post office was opened in […]

5 Ways to Bump Up Your Plastic Recycling

July 17, 2018

Plastic drinking straws, to-go coffee cups, water bottles: It’s hard to go a day escaping plastic. But plastic recycling? Turns out, we’re not doing enough of it. Since 1950, only 9 percent of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic produced have been recycled. The rest? It ends up where we don’t want it: landfills and oceans, […]

Chaucer….The Reason For Valentine’s Day?

February 6, 2018

Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a holiday observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them. The medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer often took liberties with history, placing his […]

Purring Spiders…Now That Would Freak The Cat…Really

November 19, 2017

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 […]

Analytical Engine….Birth Of The Computer Age

September 18, 2017

The computer was launched in 1943, more than 100 years after Charles Babbage designed the first programmable device. A machine first proposed by Charles Babbage in 1837 that is considered the concept for the first general mechanical computer. The Analytical Engine contained an Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), basic flow control, punch cards, and integrated memory […]

The Earth…Currently In The Middle of An Ice Age…Really

September 10, 2017

This is a most shocking fact about climate change. When the Earth is not experiencing an Ice Age, there is no ice at the poles. Currently there is ice at the poles on Earth, so we are still in an Ice Age. The current Ice Age is called the Pliocene-Quaternary glaciation, and started over 2.5 million years ago! Smaller […]

Chickens….Not Just Breasts And Legs

May 28, 2017

Little know facts about chickens…they have more going for them than breasts and legs.  Chickens feel empathy for each other. Researchers proved that domesticated hens show a clear physiological and behavioural response when their chicks are mildly distressed. Chickens are able to remember and recognise over 100 individuals; they can also recognise humans.  Chickens are […]

Just A Couple Of Lovebirds

May 12, 2017

Lovebirds are intelligent, affectionate, and playful little birds. With proper care and adequate socialization, many form especially strong bonds with their owners. Those that don’t have a lot of time to spend with a Lovebird typically purchase a mate for their pet, as these birds are extremely social and cannot thrive without interaction. Female Lovebirds […]

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