November’s full Moon is traditionally called the Beaver Moon. This was based on the month that beaver traps were set before winter in the Colonial era.
Indigenous Americans had many other uses for cranberries. Not only did they eat cranberries fresh and use them as an ingredient in other foods, native communities also used cranberries to heal wounds and dye fabrics.
Held in 1924, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade included monkeys, bears, camels, and elephants borrowed from the Central Park Zoo instead of the traditional character balloons we know today.
Weeding is more important in late summer and autumn than at any other time! Just one weed left to mature can produce hundreds, if not thousands, of seeds that will grow into weeds to plague you next year, so weed the garden one last time before you call it quits.
When added to food, cayenne pepper can help to relieve sluggish digestion and clear toxins from your system. The hot sensation on your tongue tells your body to release endorphins, which make you feel better.
Indiana is home to about 900 lakes, the largest of course being Lake Michigan. The largest natural lake entirely in Indiana is Lake Wawasee.
M&Ms are named after their creators: Mars and Murrie.
Animals and insects that eat mostly leaves—such as pandas, caterpillars, giraffes or koalas — are called folivores.
Americans typically refer to this time of year as “fall,” while the British use the word “autumn.” Both terms date back to the 16th century but before that it was called “harvest”.
Evergreen trees such as pines, cedars, and spruces stay green because their leaves (needles) are covered with thick wax and they contain materials that prevent freezing when it gets cold.
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