"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves." -- John Adams

"No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution." -- Indiana Constitution Article 1, Section 6.

"...no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities." – Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Some Thanksgiving Facts

Thanksgiving trivia from John Green and Mental Floss
  • TV dinners were invented because of leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
  • The average American eats about 16 pounds of turkey per year.
  • Over 800,000 turkeys die of heart attacks every year.
  • The "gobble" sound that male turkeys make can be heard over a mile away.
  • Stuffing dates back to the fourth century
  • Apple pie is the most popular pie in America
  • The average American eats between 3000 and 5000 calories at Thanksgiving dinner


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