Volume 5 Issue 11
June 1999

FUN FACTS

At the Lincoln Monument, Lincoln's hands form the sign language for A and L

The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the US inventory. It was restored and rebottomed by a collection of pennies from school children over the US. Every Fourth of July it is towed out into Boston Harbor reversed, and towed back into its berth so it will weather evenly on both sides.

The Tomb of the unknown soldier has an unknown set of remains from WWI, WWII, Korea, but not one from Viet Nam since DNA identification is so good that almost every set of remains have been identified.

Both President and Mrs. Grant are buried in Grant's Tomb.

No one is buried in the Lincoln Memorial - Lincoln was transported back to Illinois for burial.

The Smithsonian has a zoo. A small insect zoo.

 

State Trivia
Greater St. Louis Area Council

In California it is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.

It is illegal to use lassos to catch a fish in Tennessee.

If a man is wearing a striped suit, you cannot throw a knife at him in Natoma, Kansas.

Places I'd rather not live
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Paradox, New York
Crapo, Maryland
Boogertown, North Carolina
Spasticville, Kansas
Purgatory, Maine
Rudeville, New Jersey
Boring, Oregon
Dulls Corner, Maryland
Bowlegs, Oklahoma
Volcano, Hawaii
Fleatown, Ohio
Burnt Corn, Alabama
Two Guns, Arizona


July 4 Tom Sawyer Fence-Painting Day
July 11 is National Cheer Up The Lonely Day
July 15 is Respect Canada Day
July 24 is Amelia Earhart Day
July 28 is National Milk Chocolate Day
July 31 is Parent's Day

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