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Georgia Trivia

Weird, Wacky and Wild

by (author) Stephanie Watson & Lisa Wojna

Publisher
Blue Bike Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2008
Category
Trivia, Trivia
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897278444
    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
    $14.95 USD

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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 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…

About the authors

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Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, it’s the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.

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