Why do they call it salt water taffy?

Why do they call it salt water taffy?

Candy store owner David Bradley’s shop was flooded during a major storm in 1883. As a result of the flood, his entire stock of taffy was soaked with salty Atlantic Ocean water. When a young girl came into his shop and asked if he had any taffy for sale, he is said to have offered some “salt water taffy.”

Is it true that moss grows on the northside of a tree?

Still, whether or not moss grows predominantly on the north side of trees depends on where you live. “There is a tendency for moss to grow on the northern side of a tree—in the northern hemisphere,” he says. “In the southern hemisphere mosses would have a tendency to grow on the south, shady, side of trees.”

When was the largest tornado?

The largest tornado in recorded history was Friday’s May 31, 2013 EF-5 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma, the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma announced on Tuesday. The EF-5 re-classification was based upon Doppler radar data taken by Oklahoma University’s mobile RaXPol radar.

Can frogs breathe under water?

Most frogs and toads breathe (and take in moisture) through their skin through a process called cutaneous gas exchange, but they also have lungs with which they breathe. During the time they stay submerged under water or buried in soil (such as during hibernation) they ONLY breathe through their skin.

Why is the Democratic Party symbol a donkey?

Later, cartoonist Thomas Nast used the Democratic donkey in newspaper cartoons and made the symbol famous. Nast invented another famous symbol—the Republican elephant. In a cartoon that appeared in Harper’s Weekly in 1874, Nast drew a donkey clothed in lion’s skin, scaring away all the animals at the zoo.

Why do you vote on Tuesday?

In 1845, the United States was largely an agrarian society. Farmers often needed a full day to travel by horse-drawn vehicles to the county seat to vote. Tuesday was established as election day because it did not interfere with the Biblical Sabbath or with market day, which was on Wednesday in many towns.

Where is man of war buried?

Man o’ War died in 1947, and is buried beneath a larger-than-life bronze statue of himself at Kentucky Horse Park, surrounded by the graves of several of his 379 children (he was a prolific stud, unlike today’s limp champions).

When did Julius Caesar cross the Rubicon River?

On 10 January 49 BC, leading one legion, the Legio XIII Gemina, General Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River, the boundary between the Cisalpine Gaul province to the north and Italy proper to the south, a legally-proscribed action forbidden to any army-leading general.