Alabama March 09, 2016
Here Are 12 Things They Don’t Teach You About Alabama In School
Alabama is well known for many different things. However, many of these things aren’t heavily discussed in the classroom. Listed below are 12 lesser-known facts about Alabama that you may have learned somewhere other than school.
1. Alabama is the only state to have an alcoholic beverage as its official drink: Conecuh Ridge Whiskey.
2. Anniston, Alabama is home to the World's Largest Office Chair, which is made from 10 tons of steel.
3. Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, located in Clarke County, includes several tombstones featuring death masks that were cast from the people whose graves they mark.
4. Magnolia Springs is the only city in the U.S. with an all-water mail route.
5. Montgomery's Lightning Route, which was established in 1886, was the world's first electric streetcar system.
6. In Alabama, it's considered a felony to participate in bear wrestling.
7. Shelby County Habitat for Humanity holds the record for the world's fastest home building. The house is located in Montevallo and only took 3 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds to complete from start to finish.
8. It's illegal to play dominoes in Alabama on Sundays.
9. In the town of Oak Grove, on November 30, 1954, Ann Hodges was hit by a meteorite while napping on her couch. Surprisingly, Ann survived and is the only confirmed person in history to have been hit by a meteorite.
10. The Cross Garden, located in Prattville, Alabama, is considered to be one of America's best roadside attractions.
11. Colbert County is home to the Coon Dog Cemetery - the only cemetery of its kind in the world.
12. In 1836, Alabama was the first U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday.
Which of these facts surprised you? What other interesting facts about Alabama can be added to the list?