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Did you know?

Posted November 10, 2011

A fun blog topic today: DID YOU KNOW THAT…….. ?

 

I will begin with a few random things I have learned in recent weeks. Please post some of your own newsy tidbits. Make it interesting. Make it fun.

 

(1) Did you know that North Carolina is emerging as the Southeast’s leader in solar energy?

(2) Did you know you can buy a birthday card at the US Post Office?

(3) Did you know that Ira David Wood has written a book?

(4) Did you know that there really are two ways to pronounce Camp Lejeune?

(5) Did you know that if I have another male dog he will be named Mortimer or Beauregard?

(6) Did you know that Brian Shrader is extremely adept at board games?

(7) Did you know that North Carolina was once called the Rip Van Winkle State because of its sleepy attitude?

(8) Did you know that there are at least eight NC communities that begin with the letter “Z?”

(9) Did you know that I was once hit by an airplane and lived to tell about it?

(10) Did you know that WRAL Morning News Reporter Kevin Holmes played tight end for his college football team?

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  • Wheelman Nov 12, 9:03 a.m.

    That my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was William Marshall, the Earl of Pembroke. The king's regent and called the greatest knight ever. I take my jousting seriously!

  • wdwbmw Nov 11, 5:23 p.m.

    Did you know that the first confederate soldier killed in the civil war was from NC? Henry Lawson Wyatt was his name.

  • Pseudonym Nov 11, 4:30 p.m.

    Did you know my next door neighbor has two rabbits?

  • Gerbil Herder Nov 11, 9:59 a.m.

    I wonder if John Tesh ever paid up all the outstanding money he owed Sigma Chi at NCSU....

  • abbync2001 Nov 11, 9:50 a.m.

    (4) Did you know that there really are two ways to pronounce Camp Lejeune?

    I heard a news story about that some time back. Everytime I read the words I think "Camp 'luh-jzurn'".

  • bleslie Nov 11, 9:37 a.m.

    Love these! Thanks. I was John Tesh's roommate right after graduating from UNC where Rick Dees was my best friend. Dees was also an usher in my wedding.

  • allen7 Nov 11, 9:18 a.m.

    Did you know that Bill Leslie was once roommates with Rick Dees(Disco Duck & KIIS FM) and John Tesh? I think that is right?

  • oldrebel Nov 10, 9:39 p.m.

    No...Yes...No...Yes...No...No...Yes...No...No...No

    :)

  • thefensk Nov 10, 6:17 p.m.

    Wait. Did you just learn you were once hit by an airplane?
    We've all known that for years.

    Great, your memory has returned :-)

  • rcarroll Nov 10, 3:54 p.m.

    Did you know.... That in Alaska, it is against the law to break any other law?

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