Where was ‘Leave it to Beaver’s’ hometown?

Do you remember Leave it to Beaver? The old classic television show featuring Theodore “the Beaver” Cleaver and his apparently perfect family? The show took place in Mayfield, though it was never revealed which state. In fact, there are at least 27 towns named ‘Mayfield’ across the U.S. But Jerry Mathers, the actor who played the Beav, …

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The Color Blue — Who Knew?

An enormous portion of the world we see is blue, between the sky above us and the oceans and lakes that cover the earth. It’s no wonder that most people love blue. But the thing about the ocean and sky is that the color can’t be bottled up—unlike flowers, rocks, and all the other things …

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Flower Petals

Lovers scatter them and flower girls line wedding aisles with them, but beware, a stray flower petal could get you in big trouble. One flower shop in England found themselves in court after a passerby slipped on a single fallen flower petal and sued for 1.5 million pounds! Maybe you should think twice before scattering …

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Lazy People Invent Things Because …

Lech Walesa, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, once said: “I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.”  Call it laziness, creativity, or genius, whatever it is, I love finding tools that help me get things done in a smarter way. Such …

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Following Rules — Or Not

Following Rules -- Or Not.When I was a little girl I was a serious rule-follower. Something as small as a disappointed glance from an authority figure was enough to make my stomach churn. So when my first grade teacher got tired of wasted art supplies and made a rule that the kids needed to stop …

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Every child should have wonderful memories of long ago days

One of the most important things about childhood is that you should always know someone who lets you play in their jewelry box. My favorite aunt let my sisters and try on all her jewelry, which we often took advantage of on a slow Sunday afternoon. She had a mesmerizing pink pearl ring, lots of very long …

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Still More Facts About Cats

* The oldest known cat was Creme Puff, who lived to be 38 years old. * Here’s another reason to spay/neuter: it increases life expectancy! Neutered male cats live twice as long, and spayed females live 62% longer than their intact peers. * Studies show that ethologically, pet owners may serve as a sort of surrogate …

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