Trivia’s Facts and More (1/7)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  You are invited to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

If a doctor gives you three pills, telling you to take one very half hour, how many minutes will pass from taking the first pill to the last pill?

(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

The Cornhusker State of Nebraska entered the American Union on March 1, 1867.  Following the end of the American Civil War, the Nebraska Territory was the first one granted admission to statehood.

While the city of Omaha has been the most populated one in the state, Lincoln has been the capital city.  According to the 2022 U.S. Census, Omaha’s population stood at 486,051 while Lincoln’s was 291,082.

Here are a few interesting facts about Nebraska:

  • State Bird:  Western meadowlark
  • State Flower:  Goldenrod
  • State Motto:  Equality Before the Law

Chimney Rock, located in northwestern Nebraska at Deadwood Gulch, was one of the most noted landmarks on the Oregon Trail.  The Nebraska Legislature has been the only one in the United States to use a single house chamber (unicameral).  The original nickname for the state was the “Tree Planter’s State.”

Answer to Brain Teaser Question

60 minutes.

7 thoughts on “Trivia’s Facts and More (1/7)

  1. And there’s another right one for me! It even involved numbers! I really enjoyed seeing Chimney Rock, too. I followed part of the Santa Fe trail through Kansas, and saw the same thing. Places like Pawnee Rock were famous trail markers; out in that flat landscape, it’s easy to see why.

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    • Linda, thanks for sharing. I am pleased you are enjoying the brainy side of this post. I haven’t seen Chimney Rock in person. My wife and I traveled across Nebraska a few years ago, but we were on our way to a wedding in Denver. We didn’t have time to take a side trip to see it.

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  2. Yay! I got the brain teaser this time! And I have actually been to Nebraska when my husband was an officer in the USAF. The military flew the new officers at their wives to Omaha for a tour called “First View.” Eye opening place to visit, but mostly I remember the strong odor. Harry said that it was manure but it was the strongest that I have ever smelled it there and no matter where we went in the city it surrounded us.

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    • Vickie, thanks for participating with the brain teaser. I have only traveled through Omaha so I missed out on the smell. The time was a few years ago when the lower Missouri River was at flood stage. It was our first time to travel across Nebraska on our way to a wedding in Denver.

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