Georgia Trivia: Weird, Wacky and Wild

Georgia Trivia: Weird, Wacky and Wild

by Stephanie Watson, Lisa Wojna
     
 

Georgia is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters:

• Coca-Cola was invented by local Georgian Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta in 1886 and first sold at an Atlanta pharmacy soda fountain

• Georgia is the nation's number one producer of these three Ps—peanuts,

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Overview

Georgia is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters:

• Coca-Cola was invented by local Georgian Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta in 1886 and first sold at an Atlanta pharmacy soda fountain

• Georgia is the nation's number one producer of these three Ps—peanuts, pecans, and of course, peaches

• The mysterious Booger Hill pulls cars up, defying gravity and spooking passengers

• The International Poultry Trade Show is held in Georgia each year, and in the town of Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World, it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork

• The theme park Six Flags Over Georgia got its name from the six different flags that have flown over the state during its history

• President Franklin D. Roosevelt stayed at a cottage, later called the “Little White House,” in Warm Springs while recuperating from polio

• The Georgia Guidestones, in Elbert County, are sometimes referred to as America's Stonehenge; 10 principles engraved on the stones in eight languages are meant to be guidelines to an “age of reason”

• Wesleyan College in Macon was founded in 1836 as the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.

And so much more…

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897278444
Publisher:
Blue Bike Books
Publication date:
02/06/2008
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,379,282
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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