Category: Facts & Trivia

Breaking the Law… by Wearing Camouflage

Throughout all the islands of the West Indies, there are laws prohibiting anyone from buying, selling, owning or wearing any article of camouflage clothing. I forgot to mention this to my daughter and did not notice as we flew into Trinidad that she was wearing camouflage cargo shorts. They apparently...

Swimming Beneath a Tropical Waterfall

Most people have a fairly romantic notion of swimming beneath a waterfall. I’ve done it. More than once. You’ve probably never given this much thought but there are different types of waterfalls. When fantasizing about swimming under a waterfall, most people think about what’s called a free-standing waterfall. That’s where...

Fort Sumter, SC – Where the US Civil War started.

Silent puffs of smoke rise on the distant shores. Sailors gather at the rails to watch the cannonballs splash harmlessly into the water. Not even near enough to get their shirts wet. Laughing, they sail into the city and pillage. With the American Revolution and the War of 1812 still...

THERE’S AN OFFICIAL STATE BEVERAGE?!

Every state has an official state flower, animal, tree, slogan, etc. but where does it stop? Here’s a roundup of some pretty wacky official state symbols. Beverage: Milk (DE) Star: Dubhe (UT) Wild Animal Game Species: Gray Squirrel (KY) Saltwater Mammal: Dolphin (FL) Yacht: Courageous (RI) Crustacean: Maryland Blue Crab...