Friday, July 3, 2015

covering America- block 27 Nebraska

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We’re done with the “M” states and now starting on “N”

Here’s Nebraska

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And some facts about the cornhusker state

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  • Admission to Statehood:

    March 1, 1867 (37th State)

    Nebraska was once called "The Great American Desert".

  • In 1927, Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings invented the powered soft drink Kool-Aid.

    The state nickname used to be the "Tree Planter's State", but was changed in 1945 to the "Cornhusker State".

    Spam (canned meat) is produced in Fremont.

    Nebraska has the U.S.'s largest aquifer (underground lake/water supply), the Ogalala aquifer.

    Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state.

    The Union Pacific's Bailey Yards, in North Platte, is the largest rail classification complex in the world.

    Nebraska is the only state in the union with a unicameral (one house) legislature.

    The 911 system of emergency communications, now used nationwide, was developed and first used in Lincoln, Nebraska.

    Marlon Brando's mother gave Henry Fonda acting lessons at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

    The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been to a record 27 consecutive bowl games and 27 consecutive winning seasons

    The University of Nebraska Cornhusker football team has produced more Academic All-Americans than any other Division I school.

    The largest porch swing in the world is located in Hebron, Nebraska and it can sit 25 adults.

    In Nebraska in 1986 for the first time ever two women ran against each other for governorship of a state.

    The cost of the Nebraska Capitol building was $ 9,800,440.07 in 1932. The construction job came in under budget and the building was paid for by the time it was completed.

    Sidney, Nebraska was the starting point of the Black Hills Gold Rush.

    The only roller skating museum in the world, is in Lincoln

    Omaha is home to the largest indoor rain forest in the world. It is called the Lied Jungle.


    and some silly facts/laws

    Watch what you feed your children before church in Nebraska. If your child burps during the service, you could be arrested.

    Waitresses have power in Nebraska! If you fail to tip a proper 10% or more, they can have you arrested.

    Your false teeth must not be crafted from leather. It’s against Nebraska law!

    Girls must be at least eight-years-old before you give them a bed for their dollhouse. This protects them from acting out inappropriate actions with their dolls.

    Your barber may do a lot of things, but in Omaha they are forbidden from shaving your chest hair.


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