Amazing North Carolina

Amazing North Carolina

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Amazing North Carolina offers a rare glimpse into unusual and sometimes bizarre people and events in North Carolina's 200-year history. Reading like the Tarheel State's own version of Ripley's Believe It or Not, this book explores hundreds of incredible stories, facts, and tidbits of human interest. It contains pictures, quizzes, trivia, stories, sidebars, lists, and more. Read about . . . How Lizard Lick, Cat's Square, Boogertown, and Rabbit Shuffle got their names Robert Null, who invented a UFO detector The Civil War battle where the Confederates fought without clothes on Chang and Eng, the original qSiamese twinsq who settled in Wilkesboro and married local sisters Sarah and Adelaide Yates The strange story of Goat-Gland Binkley, who operated in North Carolina 75 years before Viagra The annual Bald is Beautiful convention in Morehead City The world's largest twins (at 800 pounds each) The road that goes nowhere Senate Bean Soup, the secret of Jesse Helms' longevity (recipe included)Saying that the Wright brothers faked that flight by using a bicycle to pull the airplane, the primary agenda of the members of this society is just having a good time on the ground. Al Jones, spokesperson for the society, admits that some of theanbsp;...

Title:Amazing North Carolina
Author: Theresa Jensen Lacey
Publisher:Harper Collins - 2002-10-01

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