10 fun facts about Alabama

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Alabama Historical Association marker for the Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise, with the Boll Weevil Monument in the background to the right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you planning to travel to the Yellowhammer State, Alabama? Here are some fun facts about Alabama to whet your appetite for your journey:

  1. Coretta Scott King (civil rights leader) and Rosa Parks (civil rights activist) both hailed from Alabama.
  2. Magnolia Springs is home to the only waterborne mail delivery system in the continental United States. The Magnolia River is the waterway which provides area residents their mail service.
  3. Alabama’s state bird, the Yellowhammer, was named in tribute to the Confederate soldiers. The soldiers had been bestowed the nickname due to the appearance of the yellow accessories which had been paired with their uniforms.
  4. Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama is host to the only memorial which has been erected to honor an insect. The Boll Weevil Monument was erected to serve as a reminder of the cotton boll-engorged beetle’s role in forever changing the agricultural landscape of the entire region.

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10 warning signs of heat exhaustion

Signs of Heat Illness, Muscle cramps

Signs of heat exhaustion include muscle cramps. (Photo credit: PNASH)

Summer has definitely arrived and the heat is on. Much of the United States has been plagued with excessive heat warnings during the last 2 weeks. For reasons of summer safety, it is helpful to know–and recognize–the 10 signs of heat exhaustion, no matter where you are . . . or where you are traveling during your summer escapes:

  1. Heavy sweating
  2. Fatigue
  3. Rapid, but weak, heart rate
  4. Dizziness
  5. Feeling faint
  6. Muscle cramps

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Top 5 Free Activities in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vacationing families or cash-strapped tourists running low on ideas for what to do for free entertainment in Las Vegas need look no further than some of the very casinos lining the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Many of the casinos offer tourist attractions in an effort to attract you to their properties. If you find yourself with some spare time or you wish to keep your children entertained, here are some suggested activities which are free and open to the public:

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