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The Farm Bull

There was no artificial insemination in the 1950s. Most every farmer had a bull. We had a big Hereford bull, reddish in color. We simply called him “Bull.” Bull’s job was to impregnate the cows or “to service.” Bull had … Continue reading

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Superman X-ray Vision

QUESTION If Superman has X-ray vision, why can’t he see through lead? ANSWER Ever wonder why Lois Lane wore those lead lined dresses? Perhaps to keep Clark Kent wondering and speculating?  Oh yes, Superman was ” more powerful than a … Continue reading

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Milking Cows on the Farm

There was one constant with life on the farm: milking cows twice a day. Milking is the reason some farmers never went on vacation their entire life. Milking tied you to the land and the farm. It was also the … Continue reading

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Speed Traps

QUESTION: Where was the first speed trap set up? ANSWER: The first speed trap was set up in 1905 when New York City Police Commissioner Bill McAdoo was caught going 12 mph in an 8-mph zone in New Hampshire. Two … Continue reading

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Which type of snake is the deadliest? 

 There is not a simple answer. It’s like asking “Who was the best baseball player ever?”  or “Who was the best president we’ve ever had?’ Lots of different ways to arrive at an answer. People will come up with different … Continue reading

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Gathering Walnuts

The Scheckel farm on Oak Grove Ridge near Seneca in Crawford County had 10 walnut trees in the hill pasture along ShortCut Road. We always looked forward to the annual gathering of walnuts in the late 1940s, early 1950. As … Continue reading

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Shuttle Challenger Accident

QUESTION: How, why, and where did the space shuttle Challenger go down in 1986? ANSWER: The Space Shuttle Challenger broke up on Tuesday, January 28, 1986 at 10:38 AM  Tomah time (CST). Launched from Kennedy Spacecraft Center, the 25th Shuttle … Continue reading

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