Building Wild: Facts

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•    In 1962 President John F. Kennedy created the small, military force known as the US Navy SEALs to conduct “Unconventional Warfare.”

•    The SEALs acronym stands for Sea, Air and Land. All Navy SEALs are trained to operate in all three types of environment.

•    The term deuce and a half became military slang for several 2.5 ton trucks used by the US Army in the 1930s.

•    During WWII General Patton called the 2-1/2 ton truck “our most valuable weapon” because of its role in supplying allied forces in Europe.

•    The 38th Governor of Minnesota & former professional wrestler, Jess Ventura was a navy seal.  

•    The Navy SEAL team known as the SEAL Team 6 was responsible for finding and killing terrorist Osama bin Laden

•    The Rogers property is located near Glastenbury, VT and is in the notorious Bennington Triangle where ghosts have allegedly been seen and many people have gone missing. In the late 1940s and early 1950s six people mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

•    The brown trout is actually native to Europe and Western Asia. It was introduced to North America.

•    Vermont is the United States’ largest producer of maple syrup!

•    The US Flag should never touch the ground or any other object when being lowered.

•    The Battenkill River is sixty miles in length. It begins in the Taconic Mountains in Vermont and flows 28 miles through Vermont before crossing over into New York State.  

•    The dry fly, nymphs and streamers are the three main fly types used to catch trout.

•    The largest brown trout  ever caught on a rod and reel weighed in at 42 pounds 1 ounce!

•    Fly fishing is thought to date back to around  200 AD in Macedonia.

•    There are around 2500 Navy SEALs on active duty.

•    Actor Charles Bronson, who was in the movie “The Dirty Dozen” owned a farm in West Windsor, Vermont…just 86 miles away from the Carney Farm in Jackson, New York.  

•    The average human excretes between 3 and 8 ounces of feces on a daily basis.

•    The film “The Dirty Dozen” starring Charles Bronson, was released in 1967

•    Hay is typically baled into a cylindrical or rectangular shape weighing 50-100 lbs

•    The largest Amish communities are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

•    One ounce of mattress dust can contain as many as 40,000 dust mites!

•    Shuffleboard  first came to the United States in 1913

•    On farms, propane can be used for crop drying, flame cultivation, fruit ripening, space heating, water heating, and running a variety of farm engines.

•    Bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes and humans are known predators of the white- tailed deer.

•    In 2012, the US Beer Market sold over 200 million barrels of beer.

•    Between 2003-2007 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,170 home structure fires caused my propane. The result of the fires causes 34 civilian deaths, 135 civilian injuries and $48 million in property damage.

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