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Did You Know There Is A Lost State Named Franklin?

Did You Know There Is A Lost State Named Franklin?

As I mentioned in last week’s DYK, after the Revolutionary War, North Carolina (NC) claimed the land to its west. But this action came with complications, namely frontier settlers. The settlers complained about the lack of protection and the way their problems were...

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Did You Know “Gift ” Can Be Spelled J__RN_L?

Did You Know “Gift ” Can Be Spelled J__RN_L?

Last Friday I happened to catch Wheel of Fortune.  I don’t watch it often, but when I do, it’s always fun to try and solve the puzzles before the contestants. That night, the final puzzle, which the contestant and I both answered correctly, was “Keeping a Journal.”...

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Did You Know A Nut Changed the USA? (Part 2)

Did You Know A Nut Changed the USA? (Part 2)

Who doesn’t love Peanut Butter? Well, besides people with nut allergies, that is. As we discovered in last week’s Part 1, North Americans were some of the last people to get the peanut plant. So you shouldn't be surprised to learn: We didn’t invent peanut butter. (The...

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Did You Know There Is A Lost State Named Franklin?

Did You Know A Nut Changed the USA? (Part 1)

Like the honeybee, the peanut plant is not native to North America. But it did originate in the Americas, just somewhere in South America, most likely Peru or Brazil.   Spreading the Peanuts There is evidence that peanuts were around as far back as 1,500 BC....

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