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Fun Fact Friday: Fishing Pole Fish

Fun Fact Friday: Fishing Pole Fish

(Photo by Theodore Pietsch) Did you know that some fish have a built-in “fishing pole” on the top of their head, that they use to lure in other fish? It’s true! Angler-fish are typically spiny or bony, with teeth that are angled inward, almost like a trap. They have a long appendage on the top


Fun Fact Friday: Pizza

Since October is National Pizza Month, it seemed like good time to share some fun facts about pizza! Most folks love pizza, but probably don’t know too much about its origins. According to Wikipedia, The term was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta in Central Italy. So, folks have


Fun Fact Friday: Cheese

Did you know that specialized sellers of cheese are known as cheesemongers? It’s true! Becoming a cheesemonger takes training, years of experience, and the best part…..tasting lots of cheese! Making cheese  is another highly specialized field, and it’s no wonder, because there are hundreds of different kinds of cheese. From large cheese factories to small


Fun Fact Friday: Mount Rushmore

Did you know that when Mount Rushmore was originally planned, the sculpture was intended to depict the presidents all the way down to their waists?? It’s true! The monument, featuring the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, was carved by Gutzon Borglum and 400 other workers, working under Borglum’s direction.