Friday, April 17, 2015

Covering America- Kansas

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This week’s block is Kansas

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Here’s some facts about Kansas

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Entered Union (rank): Jan. 29, 1861 (34)

Nicknames: Sunflower State; Jayhawk State

Origin of name: From a Sioux word meaning “people of the south wind”

Dodge City is the windiest city in the United States.

At one time it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas.

The first black woman to win an Academy Award was Kansan Hattie McDaniel. She won the award for her role in "Gone with the Wind."

Smith County is the geographical center of the 48 contiguous states.

The public swimming pool at the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City occupies half a city block and holds 2 1/2 million gallons of water.

Handel's Messiah has been presented in Lindsborgeach at Easter since 1889.

There are 27 Walnut Creeks in the state.

A hailstone weighing more than one and a half pounds once fell on Coffeyville.

The world famous fast-food chain of Pizza Hut restaurants opened its first store in Wichita.

Sumner County is known as The Wheat Capital of the World.

Helium was discovered in 1905 at the University of Kansas

What does a horse lie down on during surgery? They lay on waterbeds specially designed for them if you are at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Kansas State University. This is one of the best Kansas facts if you are looking for fun trivia questions.

Be Nice with Knives
If you see a man wearing a striped suit in Natoma, resist the urge to use them for target practice with your knives.
Law in this city dictates that you cannot throw knives at men dressed in striped suits.

Whale Watching
There isn't much water in Kansas and the land doesn't border on the ocean. Spotting a whale in this state would be a miracle unless you're at Sea World. So, why is it that hunting whales is illegal in the state? You can only wonder.

2 comments:

Michele said...

Now this is a state that I've lived in and Yes it does have some great features. I'm glad I never got arrested for the ice cream on the pie problem.

threadlady said...

Where's the linky?