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Free Family Fishing Festival This Saturday In Bethel

The old saying that a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work will be put to the test this Saturday in Bethel. The Upper Andro Anglers in co-operation with Trout Unlimited are hosting a free family fishing festival this Saturday at Angevine Park on the North Road in Bethel.

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Getty Images, photo by Andreas Rentz
Getty Images, photo by Andreas Rentz

Beef Prices on the Rise Just in Time for Grilling Season

Just as the spring and summer grilling seasons are getting under way, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the price of beef is on the rise. Record high prices could mean we’ll be paying more for beef at the supermarkets. The U.S. cattle and calf herd is at its lowest since 1952.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

The Golden Gate Bridge Opens and Other Fun Facts

On May 27th, 1937 at 6 am, a foghorn sounded signaling the official opening of the Golden Gate Bridge for people to walk across it. Nearly 200,000 people took advantage of the day by walking, running, roller-skating and even dancing across the bridge. In 1937 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and of course, San Francisco’s major landmark. The following day, May 28th, 1937, the bridge was officially open to traffic. Here are 6 things you may not know about the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Mars Rock for Sale at $22,500 an Ounce

About six months ago, around 15 pounds of Mars rocks fell to Earth and NASA has just confirmed the rock is indeed from the red planet. The meteor was found in Morocco by meteor hunters and you can now buy a piece of Mars.

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Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Maine Motorists Alerted About Turtle Crossings

 

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Nature Conservancy are putting up new warning signs that ask motorists in southern York County to be aware of rare turtles crossing the road.

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10th Annual Down East Spring Birding Festival This Weekend

The annual Down East Spring Birding Festival is set for this Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27. It's a bird lovers' chance for a unique birding experience during spring migration and the breeding season.

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Getty Images, photo by Alex Wilde
Getty Images, photo by Alex Wilde

Crazy Ants are Invading Southern States; Causing Damage to Electronics and Home Electrical Wiring

I never imagined a day when red ants or fire ants would be a welcome sight but, once you get invaded by ‘crazy ants’, you may long for the good old days. Tawny crazy ants, scientifically called Nylanderia fulva, are invading the Southern area of the United States and they are much worse than red ants.

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Getty Images, photo by DAJ
Getty Images, photo by DAJ

This Year’s Lake Winnipesaukee Salmon Winner Will Have to Undergo Lie Detector Test

Each year in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee, they hold a salmon fishing derby with first prize being $12,500. There have been rumors for years that some of the winners didn’t catch their salmon in the lake. This year organizers have made little change in the rules.

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Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup
Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup

2.5 Billion Year Old Water Found in Ontario, Canada

At a depth of 1.5 miles below the Earth’s surface, in a mine near Timmins, Ontario, a pocket of water was discovered that is 2.5 billion years old. According to University of Toronto Earth scientist Barbara Lollar, when the rocks of the mine were formed, Canada was the ocean floor

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Getty Images, photo by J. D. Pooley
Getty Images, photo by J. D. Pooley

Florida Quietly Reduces Time Between Yellow and Red Light Change

Seems like a small thing and it has been done quietly in Florida, but the Florida Department of Transportation has shortened the time on their traffic lights on how long they stay yellow before they turn red. They started the change in 2011 at key intersections in the state, mostly intersections that have red light cameras or RLC’s.

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