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Zombie Preparedness information is available on the CDC website
Which is a good thing because apparently Nostradamus predicted a zombie apocalypse for 2021...............
Round 5 ...
Avocados were named after reproductive organs. Indigenous people of Mexico and Central America used the Nahuatl word ahuacatl to mean both “testicles” and “avocado.” The fruits were originally marketed as “alligator pears” in the United States until the current name stuck.
Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course from Penn State (Ben Cohen has severe anosmia, a lack of a sense of smell or taste, and so relied on "mouth feel" and texture to provide variety in his diet. This led to the company's trademark chunks being mixed in with their ice cream. On May 5, 1978, with a $12,000 investment (equivalent to $48,000 in 2020), the two business partners opened an ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington, Vermont. In 1979, they marked their anniversary by holding the first "free cone day", now an annual event at every Ben & Jerry's store)
My two favorites........................
You can now buy just the cookie dough chunks (in the freezer section).................yes I've bought them........
Cicadas wait 17 years to emerge. There are several theories, however. The chief theory is that they stay underground to avoid predators. Waiting for months or years means predators won't rely on them as a food source.
This is the year??
Maybe that is the zombie apocalypse Nostradamus predicted..............................LOL!!
Daniel Craig was an anonymous Storm Trooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Calling it a night...........................
The Florida Everglades is the only place in the world where gators and crocs live together.
French general gave John Quincy Adams a pet alligator. Adams kept it in one of the White House bathtubs and enjoyed showing it off
Books about the alligator and other White House pets...................
Taking a break...........................
A goat pulled the first stroller
This is one of the many interesting facts that had us scratching our head. Or a dog or a miniature horse, but not by parents. William Kent, a landscape architect, invented the first stroller for the third Duke of Devonshire in 1733. By the mid 18th century, strollers were still pretty unstable, but they had handles so parents, not animals, could pull the baby behind them.
Happy Birthday” song was not legally available for public use (prior to 2016, the song was copyrighted and you had to pay a license to use it)
The Ides of March is the 74th day in the Roman calendar, corresponding to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. Also If you want to avoid bad luck, beware the ides of March. The date was certainly unlucky for Julius Caesar, who was assassinated in front of the Roman senate on March 15. William Shakespeare dramatized the event in his play about Caesar with the famous quote, 'beware the ides of March.”