Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Fun Facts!

Since my home of Atlanta, Georgia has been the topic of much discussion all week due to our snow storm, I thought that I would dedicate today's facts to "The Peach State".

  • Georgia leads the nation in the production of paper and board, tufted textile products, and processed chicken.
  • Georgia is the largest producer of peanuts in the US and produces twice as many peanuts as the next leading state.
  • Georgia, through its pine forests, produces ½ of the world's resin and turpentine and 74.4% of the US supply.
  • Georgia's state flower is the Cherokee Rose, and the state bird is the Brown Thrasher.
  • Georgia's nicknames include "The Empire State of the South," "The Goober State," and "The Peach State."
  • Georgia's highest point is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet above sea level.
  • Georgia's Aquarium is the world's largest indoor aquarium with more than 8 million gallons of water, 100,000 animals, and 500 species.