Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Joke: A man walks into a bar ...

A man walks into a bar, notices a very large jar on the counter, and
sees that it's filled to the brim with $10 bills. He guesses there must
be at least ten thousand dollars in it. He approaches the bartender and
asks, "What's with the money in the jar?"

"Well..., you pay $10, and if you pass three tests, you get all the
money in the jar and the keys to a brand new Lexus."

The man certainly isn't going to pass this up, so he asks, "What are the
three tests?"

"You gotta pay first," says the bartender, "those are the rules."

So, after thinking it over a while, the man gives the bartender $10
which he stuffs into the jar.

"Okay," says the bartender, "here's what you need to do:

First - You have to drink a whole quart of tequila, in 60 seconds or
less, and you can't make a face while doing it."

"Second - There's a pit bull chained in the backwith a bad tooth. You
have to remove that tooth with your bare hands."

"Third - There's a 90-year old lady upstairs who's never had sex. You
have to take care of that problem."

The man is stunned! "I know I paid my $10 -- but I'm not an idiot! I
won't do it! You'd have to be nuts to drink a quart of tequila and then
do all those other things!"

"Your call," says the bartender, "but, your money stays where it is."

As time goes on, the man has a few more drinks and finally says,
"Where's the damn tequila?!"

He grabs the bottle with both hands and drinks it as fast as he can.
Tears stream down both cheeks -- but he doesn't make a face -- and he
drinks it in 58 seconds! Next, he staggers out the back door where he
sees the pit bull chained to a pole. Soon, the people inside the bar
hear loud growling, screaming, and sounds of a terrible fight -- then
nothing but silence!

Just when they think that the man surely must be dead, he staggers back
into the bar. His clothes are ripped to shreds and he's bleeding from
bites and gashes all over his body. He drunkenly says, "Now..., where's
that old woman with the bad tooth?"

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Joke: Truths

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

7. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

8. Bad decisions make good stories.

9. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

10. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu-ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

11. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

12. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

13. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

14. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

15. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

16. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

17. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

18. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

19. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974.That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

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Monday, November 01, 2010

Joke: Suggested dictionary additions (neologisms)

The Washington Post Style Invitational is a weekly humor/wordplay
contest with unbelievably clever humor contributed by thousands of
readers. It's published every Saturday in The Post's Style (features)
section, and every Friday afternoon at about 3:30. There are neologism
contests regularly, but also lots of other sources of humor as well.

Here are the winners of a recent neologism (new word) contest:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the
subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxicaton: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you
realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops
bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows
little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of
getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person
who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these
really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's
like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day
consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when
they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after
you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your
bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in
the fruit you're eating.

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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

USB SuperCharger seriously speeds up USB flash drive access

USB SuperCharger: Where have you been all my life?!?!?

Time for a little background before I get all gushy about this new-found gold mine of USB flash drive performance. I'm a huge fan of PortableApps. Aside from running Thunderbird, Firefox, FileZilla, Pidgin, KeePass, and Skype as portable applications off of my 64GB USB flash drive, I have at least two dozen other portable apps installed, just in case I have the need or desire to run them while not sitting at one of my home/office computers. On a regular basis — at least eight hours a weekday — I have three or more portable apps running constantly.

These applications, while streamlined to be HD-dependent, are at times "chatty Cathys" reading and writing and fragmenting and wearing out my USB flash drive's NAND memory until there's nothing left. The performance hit varies, depending on flash drive vendor. I typically do a day's worth of research, buy the biggest, fastest, most expensive USB flash drive I can find, then run it from 6-12 months before I start seeing smoke pour out from around the USB connector; not literally of course, but all good MLC NANDs eventually give up the ghost after a kajillion read/write operations. Performance during the lifetime of these latest/greatest USB flash drives is acceptable at best, and vein-burstingly frustrating at worst, which is where I was ... until yesterday. Enter my new best friend: USB SuperCharger from Easy Computing.

Upon first glance, USB SuperCharger looks to be black magic, deal-with-the-devil, impossibly too good to be true, snake oil. Claims on the site imply improvements from nothing to 1000X faster (yes, boys and girls, they're talking 100,000% faster). C'mon. Give me some credit here. That, coupled with the fact that there's no Try Before You Buy option, aside from the ability to install it for free on a 1-2GB flash drive, makes you wonder if they're just out to get your hard-earned PayPal cash. Well, y'know what? They aren't! USB SuperCharger rocks!!!

I installed the software on a 2GB USB flash drive, then installed Firefox 4 Beta 6 from As soon as I brought up the application, I had to double-check the flash drive's access LED to insure that I hadn't started Firefox from the HD by mistake. The application came up instantly. As I continued to surf, I continued to be impressed. There is seriously a night and day difference between running portable apps with and without USB SuperCharger. I couldn't believe it, and after buying a 64GB license, I still can't believe it. The improvement is nothing short of astounding.

There have been claims that some combinations of installation and bad habits have caused fatal corruption of the data, but so far I've been running perfectly clean. Any self-respecting USB flash drive owner should have backups anyway (flash drive lifetime is finite), but it's something to watch out for. Also, I ran into a problem with accessing — or more accurately, formatting — more than 32GB of virtual supercharged flash drive under Windows XP. I've got an e-mail into their Support group for assistance, but it's not like the other 32GB is wasted; just un-supercharged. I still have access in case I need it for archiving or temporary storage.

In a nutshell, if you are a heavy user of USB flash drives, stop what you're doing, click on one of the hotlinks I've provided in this blog post, and purchase USB SuperCharger immediately. You will absolutely not be disappointed.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Enthusiasts gather to show off shiny cars, raise money

Originally written for the Nashua Telegraph by GREGORY MEIGHAN

MERRIMACK – When Art and Carol Zubrowski drive 88 miles per hour to car shows in their 1981 DeLorean DMC 12, they are at risk of getting a speeding ticket, not going back to 1955.

On Saturday, the Zubrowskis were just two of the many owners who possessed more than 240 cars in the seventh annual Northeast Exotic Car Show at Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack.

The purchase of the DeLorean was not because of its ability to warp time in “Back to the Future,” said Art Zubrowski. “The kids graduated college, and I wanted a sports car,” he said.

They drive the car once a week and put 2,000 miles on it per year going to car shows alone. The car has 50,000 miles on it and won large events in the past. They attribute their car’s success to its cleanliness and shine. The shine on the stainless steel exterior is achieved by using silverware cleaner and Windex throughout the year.

The couple has been married for 40 years, and the only thing that may shine more than their car is the smiles they have spending time with each other doing what they love to do.

“When we were dating, I wanted to spend time with him, and he was always working with cars,” Carol Zubrowski said. “He taught me how to use a torque wrench.”

The car show was designed to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation by attracting people who are passionate about cars.

The director of the event, Dave Dugal, summed up the value of the cars as “absurd.” No car was more expensive than the 2003 Ferrari Enzo, the brakes on which cost $35,000 to replace. The total value of the car: $1.4 million, said Tim Kachel, owner of Kachel Motor Co.

Brian Rohloff put 135 miles on his brand-new limited edition 2010 Viper ACR driving to the show, bringing the total mileage on his new ride to 200. His trip to the car show came to a halt twice when he was pulled over.

“The first time I got a ticket for racing a Lotus,” Rohloff said. “Cops didn’t like that very much.”

He said that he was pulled over only five minutes later, but was given a warning for speeding. Rohloff has four Vipers and bought two new ones, because they are rare, and since this is the last year Dodge is producing the Viper, he wanted to get them while he could.

Red convertibles are normally associated with being a magnet for a speeding ticket. Mike DeCampo, of Londonderry, has a “pull-me-over red” 2005 C6 Corvette Convertible. DeCampo was wary of jinxing himself, but he said he has never received a speeding ticket in his car. He did point out the majority of the people in the show only drive their cars on weekends when the weather is perfect.

“I don’t think any of us know how to use the windshield wipers,” DeCampo said, laughing.

Memorial Day is big deal for all Americans, but for James Mirazita, it also means he can start thinking about driving his beloved 1988 328 GTB Ferrari. Mirazita drives his car twice a month during the summer and once a week during the fall, before packing it away for the winter. He lives in Amherst and used to be nervous about driving on unfamiliar back roads in fear of pot holes.

“Not too many things are more fun than driving a Ferrari,” Mirazita said.

In 2000, Kim Bentham was looking for a car that would eat Ferraris. His desire lead him to a 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo.

“It is a track car that somebody barely made legal,” Bentham said. “After four hours, you want to get out of it, because it beats you up.”

He said his car is not meant to go grocery shopping – this car was made for speed. Bentham said when he was in Vermont, he had his car up to a speed that is not legal.

“I had it up over 170, and it still had room to go,” Bentham said. “It was in the rain. There was a big rooster tail 50 feet in the air.”

Hiro Yamamoto’s Lotus Elise 2006 is what he calls an excellent handling car. He said other cars are more focused on power and straight-line speed. His car excels on curves and sharp corners. His girlfriend, Melissa Kanaracus, said riding shotgun is like sitting on a roller coaster. This is the third year he has been coming to the car show, and this year was the biggest turnout he has ever seen.

Rick Desrosiers is the president of the car show. For him, the day wasn’t about his Yellow SRT 10 Street Serpent Viper, it was about raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He said since 2003, the car show has generated more than $30,000 for the foundation. In previous years, he said the highest total of cars participating was 140, this year they had more than 240 cars. Each car paid $20 to be in the show. All the money raised went to the foundation, he said, and the total is much more than just from cars. He said they received between $500-$1,000 from the 12 vendors who were represented.

Rich Plante’s car was in the parking lot as he and his son Nick, 13, came to watch and have a good time. The two said they enjoy cars and they were getting chills just looking at them. For Nick Plante, the car posters in his room do not provide the wow factor that an up-close look produces.

“It is sweet; it is sweet,” Nick Plante said.

Gregory Meighan can be reached at 594-5833 or

Friday, May 21, 2010

No Joke: Thirteen (plus) things your burglar won't tell you.


1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your
carpets, paint ing your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in
your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window
to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means
there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always
make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I
might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes
you to remove it..

5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car
and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let your
alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That
makes it too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the
windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and
your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to
lock your door - understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day
off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions
somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)

10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check
dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.

12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where
you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me.

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm
system . If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of
town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the
flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at


1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy
and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If
your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing and wait
to hear it again.. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to
what he was doing. It's human nature.

4. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy
alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

5. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're
home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or
walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds,
just to pick my targets.

6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's easier
than you think to look up your address.

7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way
to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation.

8. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit
the jackpot and walk right in.

Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina, Oregon, California, and
Kentucky ; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs
and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of
Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars
on the Job


If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's
evil plans for you:

*Wasp Spray*

A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was
concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them
when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police
department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she
get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a
lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too
close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds
an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a
can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from
people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at
home for home protection.. Thought this was interesting and might be of


Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr's
office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put
your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your
house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set
off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or
the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch
coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put
your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you
probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go
off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until
your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key
fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car
alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are
the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all the
neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and
sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your
keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the
same way there. This is something that should really be shared with
everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Where does Process Explorer store Column Sets?

First of all, I love Process Explorer. If you haven't done so already, stop what you're doing, browse over to (now assimilated by Microsoft TechNet), find and install Process Explorer. This is by far the best process browser and analyzer for Microsoft Windows, especially for the price (free). A few of the screens available in this wonderful tool are shown below:

Now onto the reason for this blog post. Process Explorer has the concept of Column Sets, allowing you to customize the columns, column order and row sort of the main process window. Once customized, the setup can be saved in a Column Set:

This is a fantastic feature. Being a being of multiple PCs (six and counting), I was hoping to be able to share the fruits of my column tuning with >1 of my PCs. Process Explorer doesn't have an "export" function for these column sets, but they've gotta be stored somewhere on my system, but where?

The final answer became obvious, once I used Altiris Software Virtualization Agent (now assimilated by Symantec; Google "SVS 2.0" to find the freeware copy) to create a virtualized layer to trap all changes made by ProcExp.exe. All columns are stored in the Windows Registry under HKCU\Software\Sysinternals\Process Explorer ... right where I would've stored it had I designed the tool:

Exporting the column sets, should you be so inclined, is simply a matter of exporting the registry keys below ColumnSet0 in my example and saving it as a .REG file.

One interesting side note. Being a huge advocate of portable applications (I'm typing this blog via the ScribeFire add-on to Firefox Portable), I actually run ProcExp.exe off of a USB thumb drive. By having column sets stored in the Registry, this means that my column sets do not move with me as I move my thumb drive from system to system. In the grand scheme of things, it'd been slightly more portable to have this information stored in an old-fashioned .INI file in the app directory. It's not a deal breaker, but would've been nice.

Perhaps this [not so] brief blog post will answer the simple question I had when I started my quest a couple hours ago. Enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Joke: Farmer Bob

While riding one day, Biker Bob

met a Farmer riding a horse with a dog and a sheep alongside. Biker Bob began a conversation . . . .

• Biker Bob: "Hey, cool dog you got there. Mind if I speak to him?"
• Farmer: "Dogs don't talk."
• Biker Bob: "Hey dog, how's it going?"
• Dog: "Doing' alright."
• Farmer: Look of shock.
• Biker Bob: "Is this your owner?" pointing at the farmer.
• Dog: "Yep."
• Biker Bob: "How does he treat you?"
• Dog: "Really well. He walks me twice a day, feeds me great food, & takes me to the river once a week."
• Farmer: Look of total disbelief.
• Biker Bob: "Mind if I talk to your horse?"
• Farmer: "Horses don't talk."
• Biker Bob: "Hey horse, how's it going?"
• Horse: "Cool."
• Farmer: Extreme look of shock.
• Biker Bob: "Is this your owner? " pointing at the Farmer.
• Horse: "Yessiree Bob."
• Biker Bob: "How's he treating you?"
• Horse: "Pretty good, and thanks for asking. He rides me regularly, brushes me down often, and keeps me in a shed to protect me."
• Farmer: Total look of utter amazement.
• Biker Bob: "Mind if I talk to your sheep?"
• Farmer: "The sheep is a liar."

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Joke: State Trivia Very Interesting





STATE TRIVIA - Betcha didn't know this......

ALABAMA ... Was the first place to have 9-1-1, started in 1968.

ALASKA ... One out of every 64 people has a pilot's license.  Sled dogs...?  Who really knows how many there are!

ARIZONA ... Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time.  As you know, Hawaii, is not in the continental U.S.

ARKANSAS ... Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.

CALIFORNIA ... Its economy is so large that if it were a country, it would rank seventh (7th) in the entire world.

COLORADO ... In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the Olympics.

CONNECTICUT ... The Frisbee was invented here at Yale University.

DELAWARE ... Has more scientists and engineers than any other state.

FLORIDA ... At 759 square miles, Jacksonville is the US's largest city.

GEORGIA ... It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola.

HAWAII ... Hawaiians live, on average, five years longer than residents in any other state.

IDAHO ... TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.

ILLINOIS ... The Chicago River is dyed green every St. Patrick's Day.

INDIANA ... Home to Santa Claus, Indiana, which get a half million letter to Santa every year.

IOWA ... Winnebagos get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it is the only state that begins with two vowels.

KANSAS ... Liberal, Kansas, has an exact replica of the house in The Wizard of Oz.

KENTUCKY ... Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath Fort Knox.

LOUISIANA ... Has parishes instead of counties because they were originally Spanish-Catholic church units.

MAINE ... It's so big, it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.

MARYLAND ... The Oujia board was created in Baltimore in 1892.

MASSACHUSETTS ... The Fig Newton is named after Newton, Massachusetts.

MICHIGAN ... Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.

MINNESOTA ... Bloomington's Mall of America is so big, if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you'd be there nearly four days.

MISSISSIPPI ... President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here.  That's how the teddy bear got its name.

MISSOURI ... Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.

MONTANA ... A sapphire from Montana is the Crown Jewel of England.

NEBRASKA ... More triplets are born here than in any other state.

NEVADA ... Has more hotel rooms than any other place in the world.

NEW HAMPSHIRE ... Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.

NEW JERSEY ... Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.

NEW MEXICO ... Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire here.

NEW YORK ... Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.

NORTH CAROLINA ... Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.

NORTH DAKOTA ... Rigby, North Dakota, is the exact geographic center of North America.

OHIO ... The hot dog was invented here in 1900.

OKLAHOMA ... The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells.

OREGON ... Has the most ghost towns in the country.

PENNSYLVANIA ... The smiley face caption " : ) " was first used in 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.

RHODE ISLAND ... The nation's oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened here in 1673.

SOUTH CAROLINA ... Sumter County is home to the world's largest gingko farm.

SOUTH DAKOTA ... Is the only state that's never had an earthquake.

TENNESSEE ... Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in the world.

TEXAS ... Dr Pepper was invented in Waco back in 1885.

UTAH ... The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened here in 1952.

VERMONT .... Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald's.

VIRGINIA ... Home of the world's largest office building: The Pentagon.

WASHINGTON ... Seattle has twice as many college graduates as any other state.

WASHINGTON D.C ... Was the first planned capital in the world

WEST VIRGINIA ... Had the world's first brick paved street, Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870.

WISCONSIN ... The ice cream sundae was invented here in 1881 to get around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream from being sold on Sundays.

WYOMING ... Was the first state to allow women to vote.



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