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... convict 2599, windmills, alarm clocks

by Florence Shea

         

        Commercial fishing in Sitka, Alaska
              


Commercial fishing is an important industry in Alaska.
Various types of seafood harvesting takes place across
Alaska’s vast coastline, from the far western Aleutian
Islands to the southeastern panhandle. Alaska’s Wild
Salmon, Herring, Shellfish and ground fish are sought after
products in the seafood marketplace.

In Iceland the first Sunday in June is Fisherman’s Day,
celebrating the work of fisherman and those lost at sea.

Former Ohio senator and astronaut John Glenn, who was a
Marine major at the time, won $15,000 on the TV quiz
show Name That Tune.

Dan Blocker, Hoss Cartwright on Bonanza, got his acting
start in college when someone strong was needed to carry
bodies in a student production of Arsenic and Old Lace.

In Little Rock Arkansas men and women can get 30 days in
jail for public flirting.

It is illegal to run out of gasoline in Youngstown Ohio.

Convict 2599 was unusual in Penn State prison in 1924
because he was a dog doing life for killing a cat.

Giraffes live for 10-15 years in the wild, but average 25
years in a zoo.

After chocolate and vanilla, orange is considered the
world’s most favorite flavor.

The rarest coffee on the world is Kopi Luwak, which is
found in Indonesia.

40% of all indigestion remedies sold in the world are
bought by Americans.

Smokers eat more sugar than non-smokers do.

Windmills always turn anti-clockwise. Except for the
windmills in Ireland!

Wine will spoil if exposed to light; hence the tinted bottles.

Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes.

Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, nor creamy.

The katydid hears through holes in its hind legs.

More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money
printed throughout the world.

More than a third of all adults hit their alarm clock’s
“snooze” button each morning- an average of three times
before they get up. Those most guilty of snatching some
extra sleep are those in the 25-34 age bracket at 57
percent.



June 5, 2015

Sources: alaskaphotographics.photoshelter.com;
wikipedia.org; triviafool.com; triviaplaying.com;
alltrivia.net; funfunnyfacts.com; qsl.net; coolquiz.com


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