Trivia (thanks, Tom)

Spring                            Awakening Moon

“Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt and live like it’s heaven on Earth.” – (?)Mark Twain

I like this quote, I even love this quote, but Mark Twain?  Doesn’t sound like Twain to me.  Sounds more like an existentialist thinking in Country Western.  A little bit country, a little bit Camus.


The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.

Bees maintain a temperature of 92-93 degrees Fahrenheit in their central brood nest regardless of whether the outside temperature is -40 or 110 degrees.

The St. Lawrence Seaway
opened in 1959
allowing oceangoing ships to
reach Duluth, now an
international port. Duluth,
Minnesota and Superior,
Wisconsin are ranked the 3rd and 4th largest ports in the world. If
counted together they would be the worlds largest port.

Garden is the
largest urban
garden in the

The Guthrie Theater is the largest regional playhouse in the

Minnesota has
90,000 miles of
shoreline, which is more
than California, Florida
and Hawaii combined!

In 1956,
Southdale, in the
Minneapolis suburb
of Edina, was the first
enclosed climatecontrolled

The Hormel Company of Austin, MN marketed the first
canned ham in 1926 and introduced spam in 1937.

Introduced in 1963, the Control Data 6600, designed by
Control Data Corporation, was the first “super” computer. It was
used by the military to simulate nuclear explosions and break
Soviet codes as well as to model complex phenomena such as
hurricanes and galaxies.

There are 201 named
Mud Lakes, 154 named
Long Lake, and 123
named Rice Lake in
The Hull‐Rust mine in
Hibbing is the largest
open‐pit mine in the

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