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    Weird things about your home states. Who knew?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/11/weird-facts-states_n_4869798.html

    +2  Views: 1974 Answers: 8 Posted: 10 years ago
    Tags: state trivia
    clu

    Thanks for the link! It was fun! and interesting!

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    My home state(Indiana) Tried to build a pyramid and "The great wall of China" The state I live in now(Michigan) can give you a license to hunt unicorns!  Holy Moly! No wonder I'm wacky!!  LOL  :)

    mycatsmom

    Ha ha . Lived in Mich all my life. That's a new one on me .

    I live in the Kingdom of Fife, the home of MacBeth and other ancient Kings yet we don't get a mention!


    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm????

    Bob/PKB

    Well, c'mon, ROMOS, the only weird thing about YOUR homeland is they have a KING OF THE FLEAS!
    ROMOS

    And a Queen now!
    Bob/PKB

    and this isn't weird enough for you???? Flea Royalty.
    ROMOS

    And all the wee Fleamily, millions of them now, I'm bloodless!
    Bob/PKB

    ....and constantly in the dog house! :D
    ROMOS

    Not yet, but you know what QUEENS are like.
    Bob/PKB

    Actually, no, unless you mean a few family members who think we are placed on the earth to serve their every whim.
    ROMOS

    Drone drone drone................
    Bob/PKB

    I'm not in that picture....was out collecting for the queen that day. Dronette...
    mycatsmom

    thought MacBeth was fiction written by Shakesphere.
    Bob/PKB

    Based on King MacBeth, McDuff, et al, c. 1587.....WIKIPEDIA. check it out, mcm

    My mother told me that Texas has the largest state capital building and the capital is taller than our nations capitol building………...

    Bob/PKB

    The state legislature of Texas once passed a law to honor the Boston Strangler because they weren't paying attention to the laws they were passing.
    Sounds like something that happens every day all across the USA...the not paying attention part.

    California:  Hollywood was initially founded to escape Thomas Edison!  WHO KNEW???


    Thomas Edison's film business held so many patents that competing film studios could barely make a profit, so a bunch moved west hoping patent laws wouldn't bother to reach them. This led studios to center themselves in Hollywood, Calif., instead of the original film capital, Fort Lee, N.J. Both Paramount and Universal were created in this westward move.

    In my little state, RI, we had much slave trade, amidst the "Newport royalty".  The state was founded on religious freedom by Roger Williams, and the home of the Industrial Revolution in the US, Slater Mill, in Pawtucket, RI.  The Dorr Rebellion gave increased voting rights, resulting in more than male white landowners only to vote.  In Victorian times, Newport was the playground of the wealthy of the US, they built many mansions along Ocean Drive.  Some little known facts. 

    Not a state but the country of Canada. We have something (not  weird but unknown to others) yet wonderful!


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    This my friends, is a Butter Tart!


    How to make.....


    http://www.joyofbaking.com/ButterTarts.html


     

    country bumpkin

    Moderator
    This would be great with a hot cup of coffee.
    Benthere

    ....ice cream !
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Okay. Butter tart with ice cream and a cup of coffee...for you two. I can only have the coffee with soy cream. The rest is not gluten-free/dairy-free. :(
    country bumpkin

    Moderator
    Bring on the soy!
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Ok...on my way with the supplies. :)
    Bob/PKB

    THOSE LOOK GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT! ANYTIME
    Ducky

    Moderator
    And if you can make pie crust, you can easily make these.

    My wahing machine has broken down ,and the house is in a right state,

    The Mexican people use to own California and many of the streets and cities were named by the Mexican people.  San Jose, El Camino Real, San Martin, San Francisco, San Carlos, San Louis Obispo and many many many more.

    ROMOS

    And they still keep coming to visit it seems?
    hector5559

    Do they do the Mexicon hat dance??
    tabber

    Now now hector5559 information is a wonderful thing.
    Bob/PKB

    Madera,the county just to the north of where I live, and also where the exact middle of California is!!!


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