Wednesday, September 19, 2007

INTERESTING STUFF!!!!!!!!!! WHAT MAKES WHERE YOU LIVE SO SPECIAL?

*ALABAMA ... Was the first place to have 9-1-1, started in 1968.

* ALASKA ... One out of every 64 people has a pilot's license.

* ARIZONA ... Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time.

* ARKANSAS . Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.

* CALIFORNIA . Its economy is so large that if it were a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.

* COLORADO ... In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the Olympics.

* CONNECTICUT . The Frisbee was invented here at Yale University.

* DELAWARE .. Has more scientists and engineers than any other state.

* FLORIDA ... At 759 square miles, Jacksonville is the U.S.'s largest city.

* GEORGIA ... It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola.

* HAWAII ... Hawaiians live, on average, five years long er than residents in any other state.

* IDAHO .. TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.

* ILLINOIS ... The Chicago River is dyed green every St. Patrick's Day.

* INDIANA .. Home to Santa Claus, Indiana, which get a half million letter to Santa every year.

* IOWA ... Winnebago's get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it is the only state that begins with two vowels.

* KANSAS ... Liberal, Kansas, has an exact replica of the house in The Wizard of Oz.

* KENTUCKY .. Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath Fort Knox

* LOUISIANA .. Has parishes instead of counties because they were originally Spanish church units.

* MAINE .. It's so big, it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.

* MARYLAND . The Oujia board was created in Baltimore in 1892.

* MASSACHUSETTS . The Fig Newton is named after Newton, Massachusetts.

* MICHIGAN .. Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.

* MINNESOTA .. Bloomington's Mall of America is so big, if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you'd be there nearly four days.

* MISSISSIPPI . President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here... that's how the teddy bear got its name.

* MISSOURI .. Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.

* MONTANA .. A sapphire from Montana is in the Crown Jewels of England.

* NEBRASKA ... More triplets are born here than in any other state.

* NEVADA ... Has more hotel rooms than any other place in the world.

* NEW HAMPSHIRE .. Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.

* NEW JERSEY ... Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.

*NEW MEXICO .. Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire here.

* NEW YORK .. Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.

* NORTH CAROLINA .. Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.

* NORTH DAKOTA ... Rigby, North Dakota, is the exact geographic center of North America.

* OHIO ... The hot dog was invented here in 1900.

* OKLAHOMA ... The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells.

* OREGON ... Has the most ghost towns in the country.

* PENNSYLVANIA . The smiley, :) was first used in 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.

* RHODE ISLAND . The nation's oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened here in 1673

* SOUTH CAROLINA ... Sumter County is home to the world's largest gingko farm.

* SOUTH DAKOTA .. Is the only state that's never had an earthquake.

* TENNESSEE .. Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in the world.

* TEXAS . Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco back in

1885.

* UTAH ... The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened here in 1952.

* VERMONT ... Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald's.

* VIRGINIA ... Home of the world's largest office building ... The Pentagon.

* WASHINGTON . Seattle has twice as many college graduates as any other state.

* WASHINGTON D.C. ... Was the first planned capital in the world.

* WEST VIRGINIA . Had the world's first brick paved street, Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870.

* WISCONSIN .. The ice cream sundae was invented here in 1881 to get around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream from being sold on Sundays.

* WYOMING . Was the first state to allow women to vote.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Yahoo is acting crazy...again!

I don't know about anybody else, but Yahoo! strikes again! It's sending me old messages & comments that I've already read.

A Couple of Little Projects