Friday, June 19, 2015

covering America – block 25 Missouri

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This week’s block is Missouri

Now we’re half way thru the states!

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Here’s some facts about this “show me” state

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Entered Union (rank): Aug. 10, 1821 (24)

The most destructive tornado on record occurred in Annapolis. In 3 hours, it tore through the town on March 18, 1925 leaving a 980-foot wide trail of demolished buildings, uprooted trees, and overturned cars. It left 823 people dead and almost 3,000 injured.

The most powerful earthquake to strike the United States occurred in 1811, centered in New Madrid, Missouri. The quake shook more than one million square miles, and was felt as far as 1,000 miles away.

At the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, Richard Blechyden, served tea with ice and invented iced tea.

Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream.

Missouri ties with Tennessee as the most neighborly state in the union, bordered by 8 states.

The state animal is the Mule

St. Louis; is also called, "The Gateway to the West" and "Home of the Blues".

The tallest man in documented medical history was Robert Pershing Wadlow from St. Louis. He was 8 feet, 11.1 inches tall

Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis, Missouri is the largest beer producing plant in the nation.

and some fun facts

Where to Dry your Clothes?
Watch where you dry your undies in Columbia, Missouri. Clotheslines are forbidden in the city, but fence posts work just as well.

Is this even Possible?
Learn to smoke a pipe properly before doing so in this state. Inhaling through the ear may be enough to land you in jail.

That is Weird!
Clam chowder is delicious, but it cannot be enjoyed between 11:50 and 12:48 on Sunday.

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