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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted Jul 04 2011 8:18am
Happy Fourth of July!

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Happy Fourth of July to you all and I hope you all are planning on a great day with good food, wonderful weather and great company! I thought in order to celebrate our patriotic day, I'd share some fun fourth of July Facts I stumbled upon, during some research for my fourth of July Post! Here are some fun, whimsical and interestingly and extremely random facts about this patriotic day:
  • There's a 1-in-6 chance the beef on your backyard grill came from Texas!
  • The lettuce in your salad or on your hamburger probably was grown in California, which accounts for nearly three-quarters of USA lettuce production.
  • Fresh tomatoes in your salad most likely came from Florida or California, which, combined, produced more than two-thirds of U.S. tomatoes. The ketchup on your hamburger or hot dog probably came from California, which accounts for 95 percent of processed tomato production.
  • With regards to your spuds, and that potato salad or potato chips or fries, Idaho and Washington produces about one-half of the nation's spuds.
  • For dessert, six states — California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Arizona and Indiana — combined to produce about 80 percent of watermelon last year.
  • And the apples in your apple pie? They most likely came from Washington or New York, the two top apple producing states. (facts provided by:
  • $3.2 million = The dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags in 2010; more than half of this amount ($2.8 million) was for U.S. flags made in China.
  • 50 = The number of U.S. flags that are flown 24 hours a day at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. Other places where American flags are flown continuously include Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland; the United States Marine Corp Memorial (Iwo Jima) in Arlington, Virginia; on the Battle Green in Lexington, Massachusetts; and over the White House in our nation's capitol.

Another fantastic and pretty funny portion of our Nation's history, that may or may not have been written or intended to be a bit humorous upon it's creation can be found in Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac (published under a pseudo-name), Franklin had many witty remarks and one-liners that tickled my funny bone (information found at:

*Remember that time is money.

*A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost

*A penny saved is a penny earned

*Many dishes many diseases, Many medicines few cures.

*Blame-all and Praise-all are two blockheads

*Pain wastes the Body, Pleasures the Understanding.

*Of learned Fools I have seen ten times ten, Of unlearned wise men I have seen a hundred.

*Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain and most fools do.

*Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

*Fish and visitors smell in three days.

*Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

*God helps them that help themselves.

*Haste makes waste.

*Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

*It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

*Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.

*Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

*Well done is better than well said.

*There never was a good war nor a bad peace.

*Never contradict anybody.

*Sal laughs at every thing you say. Why? Because she has fine Teeth

And on that note I will leave you with a few Good Ole' Fourth of July Jokes (Jolt-of-Java- yes, I know we have not done one in quite some time!):

What would you get if you crossed a patriot with a small curly-haired dog?
Yankee Poodle!

What happened as a result of the Stamp Act?
The Americans licked the British!

hat was General Washington’s favorite tree?
The infantry!

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