Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

This weekend I’m heading off to Land of the Hogs. I’m excited! Recently, my cousin (not The Cousin) had a baby, so the family is going to check out the new addition. Monday I’ll report back if the kid looks like an alien, since most newborns resemble the extraterrestrial. I kid…I kid!

In honor of Land of the Hogs, Friday Fun Facts is dedicated to the hog calling state.

Arkansas is sometimes called the Hot Water State. 47 hot springs flow from the southwestern slope of Hot Springs Mountain, at an average temperature of 143 F.

The World's Championship Duck Calling Contest is held annually in Stuttgart.

Origin of state's name: French interpretation of a Sioux word acansa, meaning downstream place.

The Ozark National Forest covers more than one million acres.

Per capita, it is safer to live in New York City than it is to live in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

It is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas while in the state. It must be pronounced "Arkansaw."

Located just outside of Murfreesboro, Crater of Diamonds State Park allows dedicated prospectors to search for precious gems including diamonds, amethyst, garnet, jasper, agate, and quartz.

A southern version of Big Foot, called the Boggy Creek Monster, has been sighted near Fouke, Arkansas. Said to be seven feet tall and hairy all over, it kills chicken, cattle, dogs and livestock.

Hope, Arkansas is the self-proclaimed Watermelon Capital of the World. Oh, yeah, it's also the birth place of ole ex-president Clinton.

An Arkansas law provides that school teachers who bob their hair will not get a raise.
The state prohibits moose from being viewed from airplanes. Furthermore, it is against the law to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock can result in a 30-day jail term.

Hey, I never said my relatives were normal! Happy Friday everyone.

4 comments:

Renee said...

I used to live near there. We've driven through a few times. It was mostly pretty country.

have a good visit and I'm sure your new family member will be just precious...no matter how it looks. ;)

OK Chick said...

Near Arkansas?

Holly said...

Have fun!

Ally said...

Hope you had a great weekend! Did the Land of the Hogs abduct you? Where's the promised update :)?