Friday, January 26, 2018

Personal Challenge 2018 - Week 4

I hope you have been checking out my 50-week personal "State of the Union" challenge every Friday. So far I've been having a lot of fun with it.

Each week I research one of our states (in the order they attained statehood) and share some of the interesting bits of information I unearth about that state. Then I take one of the things I learn and use it as my inspiration to make a card.

This is the 4th week of 2018, which means I researched the fourth state to attain statehood....

Date of Statehood: January 2, 1788

Here are some of the things I learned about Georgia...

It was named for King George II of England.

Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.

These are some of the laws one should keep in mind while in Georgia, otherwise you might be breaking in trouble with the law... 

     ... Carrying ice cream in your back pocket on Sundays is against the law. 

     ... There is also a law stating you cannot spread a rumor if it is false. 

     ... You are not allowed to hook a giraffe to a pole or street lamp in Georgia.

     ... It is against the law to eat chicken with a fork in Gainesville Georgia, which just happens to be the chicken capital of the world.

     ... In Georgia, funeral directors can lose their licenses if they use obscene language in the company of a corpse. 

Marshall Forest, on the outskirts of Rome, Georgia, is the only natural forest located within city limits of any city in the United States.

The Great Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia is the biggest swamp in North America.

Georgia Tech once beat Cumberland University 222 - 0 in a football game, which is the worst defeat in the history of college football.

Stretching over two acres, the world’s largest drive-in restaurant (called "The Varsity") can be found in Atlanta. It can accommodate 600 vehicles, as well as hold 800 people inside the premises. On a busy day, 30,000 people visit The Varsity.

Georgia is the nation's #1 producer of the items beginning with the letter P - peanuts, pecans, and peaches.

Cordele, Georgia claims to be the watermelon capital of the world.

The largest wild hog ever discovered was found and killed in Alpha, Georgia. It weighed in at 1,000 pounds and measured 12 feet in length. It was nicknamed "Hogzilla."

Savannah, Georgia is believed to be the most haunted city in the United States.

The Cyclorama Building, in Atlanta, is the home of a 385 ft long painting, known to be the biggest mural in the world till 2004. The painting depicts a sweeping view of the Civil War battle of Atlanta.

Georgia has actually had three governors simultaneously - and they've done so twice.

I've decided to go with this bit of Georgia information for my card's inspiration... The popular drink Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta, Georgia! Originally devised as a medicinal drink it was first marketed and sold in a pharmacy on May 8, 1886. The price? Five cents per glass.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps/Dies: MFT Soda Pop and Nestabilities

Ink: MFT Extreme Black

Papers: Recollections White and SU Early Espresso and Real Red CS

Embellishments: Your Next Stamp Gum Drops


Lynn McAuley said...

Now there is a state I have visited!! I assisted in putting on a multi layer stamping workshop for Kitchen Sink Stamps with Maria Colosimo, the owner and creator of KSS. We loved our time there!!!

Of course, we think Texas pecans and peaches can give them a run for their money!

I love this fabulous coke card!! How awesome, Jeanette!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Interesting facts and figures Jeanette - and a great card as a result!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

This card is great! DH worked for Coca Cola for half his career. Our next move would have been to Georgia! Fun facts. Love those die cuts, you created a great card with them.

Kristie W. said...

Perfect card for Georgia since I love Coke lol! Lots of fun facts - a few had me giggling like the ice cream in a back pocket and the giraffe one.