Georgia Trivia: Weird, Wacky and Wild

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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...

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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: 2/6/2008
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 937,425
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Stephanie Watson

STEPHANIE WATSON is an independent scholar who has written and contributed to numerous works, including World of Genetics and Science and Its Times. She is the author of The Urinary System, and coauthor of The Endocrine System, both in Greenwood's Human Body Systems series.

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