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The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - The British Valentine Tank Feb. 14, 2006
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Posted on 02/13/2006 8:35:48 PM PST by alfa6

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To: Professional Engineer; snippy_about_it
WOW! What bird feed did you purchase from Snip & Sam to attract those beauties to your backyard? ;)
651 posted on 03/09/2006 11:45:23 AM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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To: w_over_w; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf

Purina Eagle Chow


652 posted on 03/09/2006 12:06:41 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Algebra? It's a piece of pi.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Wow!


653 posted on 03/09/2006 12:12:50 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather

Hi miss Feather.

Bittygirl was playing with a bunch of pencils last night, and poked the end of her finger. She started bleeding. Not knowing what to make of the drops of blood, she started shaking her hand. Oh my, droplettes everywhere, including her Cinderella pajamas.


654 posted on 03/09/2006 2:55:21 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Algebra? It's a piece of pi.)
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Hi, Bitty Girl, be careful around those pencils.
655 posted on 03/09/2006 4:15:55 PM PST by Soaring Feather (Woman Poets Rock the Babies, Baby Rocks the poet.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Okay, where did ya see those eagles?? I saw some when I was in Alaska, impressive to say the least.
656 posted on 03/09/2006 4:17:54 PM PST by Soaring Feather (Woman Poets Rock the Babies, Baby Rocks the poet.)
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To: bentfeather
Okay, where did ya see those eagles??
657 posted on 03/09/2006 4:57:24 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Algebra? It's a piece of pi.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Iris7; Valin; PAR35; alfa6; U S Army EOD; Peanut Gallery; USMCBOMBGUY; ...
Evening Grace Folks~

Sawtooth Ridge (AKA “The Needles”), at Washington Pass, North Cascades Hwy., Washington

Washington Facts and Trivia

1. The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president.

2. Seattle is home to the first revolving restaurant, 1961.

3. Washington state produces more apples than any other state in the union.

4. Washington state has more glaciers than the other 47 contiguous states combined.

5. Washington state's capitol building was the last state capitol building to be built with a rotunda.

6. Everett is the site of the world's largest building, Boeing's final assembly plant

7. Medina is the home of the United States wealthiest man, Microsoft's Bill Gates.

8. The Northwestern most point in the contiguous U.S. is Cape Flattery on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.

9. King county the largest county in Washington was originally named after William R. King, Vice President under Franklin Pierce; it was renamed in 1986, after civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

10. Microsoft Corporation is located in Redmond.

11. Before it became a state, the territory was called Columbia (named after the Columbia River). When it was granted statehood, the name was changed to Washington, supposedly so people wouldn't confuse it with The District of Columbia.

12. The highest point in Washington is Mount Rainier. It was named after Peter Rainier, a British soldier who fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

13. The Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge at Evergreen Point is the longest floating bridge in the world. The bridge connects Seattle and Medina across Lake Washington.

14. Washington is the birthplace of both Jimi Hendrix (Seattle) and Bing Crosby (Tacoma).

15. The oldest operating gas station in the United States is in Zillah.

16. Washington's state insect is the Green Darner Dragonfly.

17. The world's first soft-serve ice cream machine was located in an Olympia Dairy Queen.

18. Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world was founded in Seattle.

19. Spokane was the smallest city in size to host a World's Fair. - 1974

That's it! What is it about these states that can’t come up with 50 fun facts? Let’s see if we can at least round it out to 20.

20. Washington was the first state to prove the “Al Gore Theorum”, if you recount votes enough times in a heavily democratic county you can elect a democrat to office. Congratulations to “not my” Governor Christine Gregoire.

658 posted on 03/09/2006 5:51:00 PM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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To: w_over_w

Evening Grace to you woverw. ;)



16. Washington's state insect is the Green Darner Dragonfly.







http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/green_darner.htm


659 posted on 03/09/2006 7:07:43 PM PST by Soaring Feather (Woman Poets Rock the Babies, Baby Rocks the poet.)
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To: bentfeather

Oh my . . . just finished dinner. That's a little too graphic of Anax Junius. |^P


660 posted on 03/09/2006 7:29:03 PM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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To: w_over_w

ROTFLOL!


661 posted on 03/09/2006 7:31:41 PM PST by Soaring Feather (Woman Poets Rock the Babies, Baby Rocks the poet.)
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To: w_over_w

LOL. I like your #20!

xoxoxo


662 posted on 03/09/2006 9:07:08 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: w_over_w
5. Washington state's capitol building was the last state capitol building to be built with a rotunda.

The legislative building was completed in 1928. This took a little work. The Louisiana capitol doesn't have a dome, but it does have a rotunda. And it was built in 1932. Look down in about the 2nd paragraph of the story here: http://www.lra.louisiana.gov/pr_2_08_06.html

And if you go there, take the tour and see where Huey Long was shot. (It's in a hallway behind the rotunda)

I agree about the lack of 50. They could have come up with the Fish Market, the monorail, the world's fair, Hanford, the Volcanos.... It does make it harder to come up with errors when the target gets smaller.

663 posted on 03/10/2006 1:48:24 AM PST by PAR35
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And if you go there, take the tour and see where Huey Long was shot. (It's in a hallway behind the rotunda)

Actually I graduated from that big Cajun U about 5mi. down river from the Capitol building. If you ever visit our campus you'll notice our law school building is designed identical (smaller scale) to the SCOTUS Bldg., the Admn. building is designed identical (smaller scale) to the US Capitol Bldg. and we have a Memorial tower much like the Washington Monument. All inspired by the mind of Huey Long. There's much more but duty calls . . .

664 posted on 03/10/2006 7:40:13 AM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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law school building is designed identical (smaller scale) to the SCOTUS Bldg.,

I thought the law school building was bigger than the SCOTUS. I know that the La state capitol was the tallest when built - I don't know if it still is.

665 posted on 03/10/2006 10:48:20 AM PST by PAR35
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I thought the law school building was bigger than the SCOTUS.

I would have to research the building specs. The entire law center probably is greater in square footage but I believe the facade (which Long wanted to resemble SCOTUS Bldg.) is a smaller scale.


666 posted on 03/10/2006 11:19:38 AM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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To: w_over_w

LSU law school - my source was third hand urban legend from several decades ago, so it may not be completely reliable.


667 posted on 03/10/2006 9:45:23 PM PST by PAR35
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668 posted on 04/08/2007 8:47:09 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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