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Why Nutmeg?

January, 2009 by Ray Bendici
Okay, this isn’t exactly odd or unexplained — maybe file it under “Legends, sort of” — but like many of you, I’ve always wondered why Connecticut was called “The Nutmeg State.”

Moose, Bears and . . . No Lions?

January, 2009 by Ray Bendici
I saw this story ["Wildlife Bounds Back in the State"] in today's Connecticut Post, basically discussing how Connecticut has greatly increased its woods and forests over the past 50 years, therefore making it so all types of fauna have found their way back into the state. Pretty much any creature that used to make its home here seems to be back, officials believe. Well, every critter but one.

Police blame ghosts for damage

December, 2008 by Steve Frank
Romanian cops have closed a vandalism investigation that left local houses in ruins by concluding ghosts were to blame. Families living in Lilieci reported windows broken, bicycles flying through the air, objects moving on tables and candles blown out when there is no wind. When they complained they were being hounded by evil spirits to police they were laughed at. But after officers saw the evidence with their own eyes they filed a report saying that ghosts were to blame.


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