Did you know that the wild Tea Berry plant was once harvested for the wintergreen oil they made from it? Have you ever seen wild Teaberry? When I lived in Pennsylvania as a boy, I spent a lot of time at our family's camp in the Tionesta area and would take long hikes. There was a lot of Teaberry growing there and I chewed on the leaves to freshen up my mouth and to help satisfy my thirst. I was always told not to eat the berries, however. Here is picture I got off of the website "emergencyoutdoors.com":
Also, when I was in school, we took a trip to Pittsburgh and toured the Wrigley's Chewing Gum plant. Quite interesting, for sure. Yes, one of their gum flavors was teaberry, which I do not believe they make anymore. By the way, did you know that first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum? Now that is a little bit of history that I didn't know unil now.
I will finish up this blog in a jiffy, but first I have a few other interesting facts. By the way, did you know that a jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. OK then, it will take a few jiffies. . .
Now, I bet you didn't know that porcupines float in water. I have seen a lot them but none have been in the water, so I can't say that I have seen one floating. I wonder if they float on their back to keep huge fish from grabbing them??
I have always heard that donkeys are sure footed, but never knew why until now. I just found out that the placement of their eyes enables them to see all four feet at all times.
OK, just one more. A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge and a dime has only one less groove even though it is quite a bit smaller in diameter. OK, I learned a few things putting this posting together and I hope you learned something from it, too, or just enjoyed reading it. Now you all have a great day, you hear?