Saturday, June 30, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
One resident, Johnny Burnette, recalled: "Wherever Elvis went he'd have his guitar slung across his back ... He used to go down to the fire station and sing to the boys there ... He'd go in to one of the cafes or bars ... Then some folks would say: 'Let's hear you sing, boy.'"
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
There are 1.4 billion head of cattle in the world today. With 400 million cows, India, where cows are revered, hosts the largest cattle population in the world. There are twice as many cows in Africa (200 million) as there are in the US (100 million). Brazil and China each have about 150 million head of cattle, but there are only about 130 million in all of Europe.
In the US, 90% of the dairy cows are Holsteins, but other breeds can be found on dairy farms, including Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn. The largest producers of milk in the world are India (91,940 tonnes) and the US (80, 265). That's a lot of ice cream!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
In honor of Father's Day we pay homage to Emperor penguins, one of nature's most dedicated dads. Making their home in one of nature's bleakest, most forbidding climates, they brave raging storms in the dead of Antarctic winter to incubate a single egg and hatch a fuzzy chick. Pictured in the detail at left, Antarctica's famous penguins are the centerpiece of a marvelous tableau souvenir sheet recently issued by Japan. Only $14.72 at County Stamp Center, the full sheet is shown below (click the post title to order).
Commemorating Japan's 80th year of Antarctic research, this charming tableau depicts the hearty native inhabitants and wide range of research activities that take place on Earth's most inhospitable continent. On average, Antarctica is the coldest, driest, windiest continent with the highest average elevation of all the continents. With negligible rainfall, Antarctica's interior is technically the world's biggest desert.
In this barren landscape only cold-adapted plants and animals survive, including penguins, seals, mosses, lichens, algae -- and a flourishing international scientific community. While Antarctica has no permanent residents, it is home to nearly 4000 scientists in summer and 1000 in winter.
Fortunately, you don't have to brave icy, gale-force winds to experience the wonders of Antarctica. County Stamp Center carries a wide variety of stamps on the scientific endeavors, animal inhabitants and history of the ice continent. Visit our website and use our handy Quick Search feature to find what you're looking for. Visit County Stamp Center for all your philatelic needs. And Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
"Resolved, That the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007