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Amazing North Carolina: Fascinating Facts, Entertaining Tales, Bizarre Happenings, and Historical Oddities from the Tarheel State

by Theresa Jensen Lacey

$9.99

Overview

Amazing North Carolina offers a rare glimpse into unusual and sometimes bizarre people and events in North Carolina's 200-year history. Reading like the Tarheel State's own version of Ripley's Believe It or Not, this book explores hundreds of incredible stories, facts, and tidbits of human interest. It contains pictures, quizzes, trivia, stories, sidebars, lists, and more. Read about . . .

• How Lizard Lick, Cat's Square, Boogertown, and Rabbit Shuffle got their names

• Robert Null, who invented a UFO detector

• The Civil War battle where the Confederates fought without clothes on

• Chang and Eng, the original "Siamese twins" who settled in Wilkesboro and married local sisters Sarah and Adelaide Yates

• The strange story of Goat-Gland Binkley, who operated in North Carolina 75 years before Viagra

• The annual Bald is Beautiful convention in Morehead City

• The world's largest twins (at 800 pounds each)

• The road that goes nowhere

• Senate Bean Soup, the secret of Jesse Helms' longevity (recipe included)

Details

  • Title: Amazing North Carolina: Fascinating Facts, Entertaining Tales, Bizarre Happenings, and Historical Oddities from the Tarheel State
  • Author: Theresa Jensen Lacey
  • Genre:  Travel
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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