1973 Michigan Connection

Michigan in 1973- Michigan State University, in Lansing, created the Michigan’s Women’s Studies Association, the first women’s study association in the nation. Michigan in 1973- Carolyn King, from Ypsilanti, who was 12-year-old at the time, became the first girl in the U.S. to play Little League Baseball. Michigan in 1973- Colonel William Nolde, from Menominee,Continue reading “1973 Michigan Connection”

Prisoners in Michigan Die… eventually

Michigan became the first English-speaking territory in the world to abolish capital punishment in 1847, except in cases of treason. Only 13 executions were carried out in Michigan’s history, just 6 of which occurred after Michigan officially became a territory in 1805. The only execution carried out in Michigan after it gained statehood was theContinue reading “Prisoners in Michigan Die… eventually”

Teeth: The Hidden Hero

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance manufactured by the human body.  It is also the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.  About 23% of Americans do not have dental insurance. In cases of unknown bodies, medical examiners have managed to extract DNA from the pulp and cementum of a victim’s teeth.Continue reading “Teeth: The Hidden Hero”

Girl Power in DNA

The largest cell in the human body is the female egg. It is the only cell visible with the naked eye. Mitochondria, known as the powerhouse of the cell, is used in mitochondrial DNA, which is passed almost exclusively from mom to offspring through their egg cell. Just one more way to catch a killer.Continue reading “Girl Power in DNA”

Death Myth Debunked (but still cool)

Facial hair is the fastest growing hair on the human body. Previously, it was believed that your hair and nails grew after death. Now it is known that as the body dehydrates and decomposes, the skin recedes, making them look as if they’d grown, although they haven’t. https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/do-fingernails-and-hair-really-keep-growing-after-death/

Forget Twins for Now, We Have Sister Cities

In the United States we have sister cities in to connect us to the world. Belleville, Michigan has a sister city in Machynlleth, Wales. Gaylord, Michigan’s sister city is Pontresina, Switzerland. Sparta, Michigan’s sister city is Slomniki, Poland. Ypsilanti, Michigan’s sister city is Nafplion, Greece. Jenn and I have sisters named Melanie, Poppy, and Cassie.Continue reading “Forget Twins for Now, We Have Sister Cities”

Repeaters are Neater

All the Michigan places listed below are villages and they have the same name as other established places inside the United States. Nashville, Michigan was a nameless plot of land that was often privately owned until 1869 when Garaudus Nash suggested the village should be named after him. Nashville, Tennessee had been established in 1805Continue reading “Repeaters are Neater”

Twinning is winning

Some people were born with a twin and some towns were. Below we have a list of places in Michigan that you can visit, as well as their twin city that belongs to another country. It’s like having a brother from another mother. Brighton, Michigan and Brighton, England  Canton Township, Michigan and Canton, China  Plymouth,Continue reading “Twinning is winning”