Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mississippi Monday

One of the most highly valued crops that grows along the upper Mississippi River is wild rice.  Did you know wild rice isn’t really rice?  It’s actually a type of grass!  Join us on Mississippi Mondays to learn about the … Continue reading

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Food Friday

The American Department of Agriculture states the average American eats EIGHT AND A HALF POUNDS of pickles each year. Join us on Food Fridays to learn about the things we eat (or don’t want to eat).

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Thinker Thursday

John Hetrick was a little ahead of his time.  In 1952 he invented the first airbag for cars.  It wasn’t until 1973 when airbags were actually sold in cars.  Too many people were getting injured, and Hetrick’s safety device was … Continue reading

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