Thursday, April 15, 2021

Did You Know

 Did you know, horseflies hastened the Declaration of Independence? The horseflies dive-bombed the delegates in the Pennsylvania State House from a nearby stable. They were so maddening the men didn't tarry over the signing.



32 comments:

  1. It makes sense to me. Those bites HURT.

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  2. Another unknown fact to me Sandra. You are a mind of information.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Good one. Perhaps we need to import more horseflies to move our politicians!? Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Perhaps people who work in offices should carry a jar of them around to use when meetings go on too long and someone is waffling.

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  5. Man, I would've been running out of there!(lol) Hugs, RO

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    1. And yelling 'Bring the parchment and quill. We'll sign it somewhere else':)
      Hugs received and returned.

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  6. I did not, but I remember a line in one of the songs in "1776" -- "Too many flies! Too many flies! And it's hot as hell in Phil-a-DELL-phia!"

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  7. Hmmm...I wonder what those Horseflies knew that they didn't? Those flie are horrible and painful

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    1. I wonder....
      They are pretty nasty. Knock on wood, I haven't seen a horse fly in years.

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  8. No idea, and can understand their hurry!

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  9. No conocía el dato. Muy interesante, te mando un beso

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    1. Glad you found it interesting, J.P.
      I'm sending you a hug:)

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  10. I did not know, but I understand it. Horseflies are miserable.

    Love,
    Janie

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