Tuesday, November 30, 2010


~  The 1935 tragedy known as Black Sunday was a massive dust storm that blew soil all the way from the southern Great Plains states (the Dust Bowl) to the East Coast.

 ~  The sound track to Walt Disney's "Lilo and Stitch" includes seven Elvis Presley hits - five of them sung by The King himself

 ~  Two Oscar-nominated movies were filmed in the same small town where the 1956 epic "Giant" was shot.  "There Will Be Blood" and Best Movie winner "No Country for Old Men" were both shot in the town of Marfa, Texas.

 ~  A pluot (shown above) is a fruit hybrid that is 75% plum and 25% apricot.  An aprium is a fruit hybrid that is 75% apricot and 25% plum.

~  The tallest bird native to North America is the whooping crane, which is about 5 feet tall.

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