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Old 05-13-2016, 01:38 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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I took a look at the 'Weird Missouri' link and they had video of UFO's over Kansas City, MO. Looked like fixed lights in formation moving across the sky. Interesting.
There are a bunch of those "Unexplained" stories involving Missouri on the internet. I haven't really dug into those yet.
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:43 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Astronauts born in Missouri

Linda M Godwin (Cape Girardeau, Mo)

Janet L Kavandi (Carthage, Mo)

Robert L Behnken (Creve Coeur, Mo)

Michael S Hopkins (Lebanon, Mo)

Thomas Akers (St.Louis, Mo)

Robert C Springer (St.Louis, Mo)



Two Missouri born Civil War soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor.

Henry F Frizzell (Madison County) Battle of Vicksburg 1863

William M Wherry (St.Louis) Battle of Wilson's Creek 1861




The first US interstate highway was I-70 in St.Charles in 1956.


The first McDonalds in Missouri opened on Watson Road in St.Louis in 1958. It was a walk-up only.


Some sources say that the world's longest pedestrian/bicyclist bridge is the Chain of Rocks between St.Louis Mo and Madison Illinois which was built in 1929 and closed to cars in 1968. Other sources claim a half a dozen other bridges.
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:56 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Country Club Plaza in Kansas City Missouri was built in 1923 and was the first shopping center in the world to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile.


Kansas City first started using electric lights on their streets in 1885 after there was an explosion at the gas company plant.


The Katy Trail, at 240 miles, is the country's longest rails to trails trail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_Trail_State_Park



The oldest continuously operating restaurant west of the Mississippi river is J Huston Tavern which was built in 1834 and is located in Arrow Rock Missouri.


Flagpole sitter Aloysius "Shipwreck" Kelly (1893-1952) set a record in 1926 by sitting atop a flagpole in St. Louis for seven days and one hour. The next year he beat that record by sitting on a flagpole in New Jersey for 12 days.


The smallest living horse is "Thumbelina" a miniature brown sorrel mare who measures 17.5 inches and lives on the Goose Creek Farm Inc. in St. Louis Missouri.


Bob Munden (exhibition fast-draw shooter)
Guinness Book once called him "Fastest man with a gun who ever lived"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Munden
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:56 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Missouri held the 2010 record for soybean yield by producing 160.6 bushels per acre.

The longest distance cycling backwards on a unicycle was 68 miles by Steve Gordon in Springfield Missouri in 1999.

David Miller (trapshooter) Grain Valley, Missouri, shattered 3,653 clay targets in an hour in 2015.

Steve Schmidt (pulls out nails with his teeth)

http://www.steveschmidtmo.com/guinnessrecord.html


World's smallest wedding chapel was built in 2008 in Mount Vernon, Missouri. It's outside dimensions are 6x10.

On February 13, 1982, Michael Barban of St. Louis set a world record for the most jumps on a pogo stick. 122,171 jumps in 15.6 hours.

Carl Fisher of Pleasant Hope Missouri set the world record for the longest career as a bus driver. 66 years 1946-2012.

Ivory Crockett (world's fastest man 1974)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory_Crockett
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:44 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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THINGS THAT BITE (Some were born here, some came here on their own and others were dumped here)


Piranhas

Piranhas found at Lake of Ozarks | KOKH



Sharks

Springfield Plateau: Sharks in Missouri?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_shark




Alligator

Fisherman Catches Alligator in Missouri Pond « CBS St. Louis



Missouri is home to the largest fresh-water turtle in the world "The Alligator Snapping Turtle."
The largest on record weighed 316 lbs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alligator_snapping_turtle





There is a video on youtube of a handler getting bit by one.

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Old 05-14-2016, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Ahh yes, the Armadillo. We just took a trip south to Hot Springs, AR, and saw many armadillos dead along the road in Arkansas and Oklahoma. And from reading this I see they're in southern Missouri also. Not a surprise. I learned from the link you supplied, aliasfinn, that armadillos stand upright when they're scared, and this leads to their "freezing up" and getting hit by vehicles. Thanks for the link, aliasfinn!


Oh yes, to add to that: they have very poor hearing and eyesight, which further explains their lack of ability to avoid getting hit by vehicles.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:51 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Ahh yes, the Armadillo. We just took a trip south to Hot Springs, AR, and saw many armadillos dead along the road in Arkansas and Oklahoma. And from reading this I see they're in southern Missouri also. Not a surprise. I learned from the link you supplied, aliasfinn, that armadillos stand upright when they're scared, and this leads to their "freezing up" and getting hit by vehicles. Thanks for the link, aliasfinn!


Oh yes, to add to that: they have very poor hearing and eyesight, which further explains their lack of ability to avoid getting hit by vehicles.
Not to mention that their appropriate status is the dying cockroach position!
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:31 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Not to mention that their appropriate status is the dying cockroach position!
They do kind of look like big cockroaches the way they are shaped.
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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LOST TREASURES IN MISSOURI


It is a fact that there are stories about lost/hidden treasures in Missouri even if there are little to no facts to the stories themselves. While researching a lot of them I noticed many were on websites of companies selling metal detectors, they probably invented some of these stories. Apparently Jesse James buried loot in every state but Hawaii. I also noticed how similar a lot of these stories are, a Missouri farmer gets tired of breaking his back in the fields and decides to go west to look for gold. He battles the weather, Indians and bandits and spends months or years digging gold up out of the ground, then battles the weather, Indians and bandits on his way back to his Missouri farm with the heavy fortune he made. What does he do when he gets home ? He buries his gold back in the ground and kicks off but somehow someone knew about his gold and told the tale. I'm sure out of all of these legends there are a couple that might be legit. I bet some of those steamboats that sank in the Missouri/Mississippi rivers probably had gold on them. Here are some interesting stories about Missouri treasure even if they are just stories.

THE BEALE TREASURE

The Diary of Thomas J. Beale

What Happened to the Beale Party and Their Treasure?



QUANTRILL'S GOLD

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,4175869&hI=en


OTHER TREASURES

Treasure Hunting in the Ozark Hills of Missouri

11 Treasures That Are Hiding In Missouri
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