Category: North Carolina

In 2012, a scientific study predicted a 39 inch rise in sea…

In 2012, a scientific study predicted a 39 inch rise in sea level along the North Carolina coast over the next century. In response, North Carolina lawmakers passed a law banning the use of scientific predictions of sea level rise when considering new developments along the coast.

The city of Whynot, North Carolina has it’s name because…

The city of Whynot, North Carolina has it’s name because as residents were arguing over a name for the city, some bloke stood up and said “Why not name the town Why Not and let’s go home?” And so they did.

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In 1961 the US Air Force accidentally dropped two nuclear…

In 1961 the US Air Force accidentally dropped two nuclear bombs on North Carolina, each more than 250 times the destructive power of the Hiroshima bomb, but nether exploded. One of them remains buried in the ground where it landed. source

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