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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is deeply rooted in an early Christian celebration called Candlemas Day when candles for winter were blessed by the clergy and distributed to the people. According to superstition, if the weather was sunny on this special, early February day, the rest of...

The Joys of Being an ‘Outsider’

The Joys of Being an ‘Outsider’

Hay Seed has given City Slicker an outdoor, autumn challenge — find a tree that grows these three different shaped leaves … a football shape, a mitten shape and a ghost shape. You can help City Slicker with this task, while also taking a chance to win a $25 Amazon...

Blue Jeans … America’s Perfect Fit

Blue Jeans … America’s Perfect Fit

Alongside the Levi’s jeans in many clothing stores, is another popular and well-known brand created in 1947 by the Blue Bell denim company. These rugged pants were tested for durability on the rodeo circuit and eventually became the first Western wear brand to be...

Do You Dare?

Do You Dare?

A woman known for being daring, brave and adventurous was born in 1897. In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Later that year, she was the first woman to make a solo, nonstop flight across the United States. On June 1, 1937, she...

I See The Moon … Who Sees Me?

I See The Moon … Who Sees Me?

Occasionally, the moon seems brighter and larger than any other time. The moon does not physically change, but the way it looks from Earth does. This change in appearance only happens when the moon comes very close to Earth while completing its monthly, oval-shaped,...

Superstitious Thinking

Superstitious Thinking

A casino recently released a report revealing that the No. 1 superstition in the United States is throwing salt over your shoulder for good luck. This common practice happens in 17 states. The survey of more than 1,000 people also indicated that four states, (Fla.,...

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