Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Y'learn something new every day...

In the spirit of Miss Francesca’s post, here are some little known facts about my country, the nation of Alabama. Some of them are actually true.

1. The first 9-1-1 call in the United States was placed on 2 p.m., Friday, February 16, 1968 in Haleyville, Alabama. The call was answered by U.S. Representative Tom Bevill, who said, “Hello.”

2. Alabama has state-sponsored deer hunting areas which are accessible for wheelchair-bound or otherwise disabled hunters. (In addition, Alabama’s deer herd population is estimated to be approximately 28,450,000, enough for every Alabamian to have about six apiece as pets.)

3. Alabama law requires that anyone passing the Alabama Bar Exam be required to sign an oath of fealty to Satan.

4. The founder of the modern science of gynecology established the world’s first women’s hospital in Montgomery, Alabama in 1845.

5. Alabama’s land area is larger than the state of Texas and Alaska combined.

6. Alabama was once part of Georgia.

7. More than half of the entire United States production of cast iron pipe is made in Birmingham.

8. A full-size replica of the Colossus of Rhodes stands alongside Mobile Bay.

9. Roy Moore has become the first sitting Alabama Supreme Court justice to be removed from his seat for ethics violations.

See how you do; the answers are in the comments.

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