I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know…

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

Sometimes if there is a lull in the conversation (though silence is sometimes a good thing), you might enlighten others with your knowledge of the trivial.

•Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years.

•Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

•If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, our thirst mechanism shuts off.

•Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.

•Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

•The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

•Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.

•Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450°.

•Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

•Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

•The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

•In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

•Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

•A comet’s tail always point away from the sun.

•Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

•The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

•If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

•When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.

•In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

•Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

•Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

•The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

•Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.

•Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

•Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.

•For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of additional fuel is needed at lift-off.

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Theft Investigation Leads To Marijuana Growing Operation Near Crothersville

Law enforcement officers investigating a theft of tools, window air conditioners, and lights from a home on County Road 1000 E west of Crothersville discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation as well as the stolen items, according to Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Henley.

The sheriff’s office had received a call around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, of locks being cut off of an outbuilding at 5305 S. 1000 E. Henley met with the homeowner getting a description of the stolen items.

The deputy along with Crothersville Chief of Police Richard Hanlin investigated and found the stolen items in the garage of a nearby neighbor, Korey Sparrow, 31, of Crothersville.

Sparrow, along with Benjamin Tyler Wayne Pearson, 22, of Crothersville were arrested for burglary and theft. While the recovering the stolen items, authorities discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation on the Sparrow property.

In addition to the theft and burglary charges, Sparrow was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Both men were booked into Jackson County Jail and held on a $2,005 bond.

Community Wide Yard Sale Saturday, May 7

The Greater Crothersville Community Wide Yard sale will be held Saturday, May 7, according to Curt Kovener, editor of the Crothersville Times, the sponsor of the twice yearly event.

Residents are encouraged to clean out closets, basements and garages of no longer needed items to place them for sale.

Yard sales locations will be advertised free of charge in the May 4 Crothersville Times. Residents who want to take advantage of the no-cost ad can have their yard or garage sale listed by calling the newspaper office at 812-793-2188 and leave a message with the office electronic secretary or the yard sale holder and location can be e-mailed to ctimes@frontier.com.

“This event is not just for Crothersville residents,” said Kovener. “We hope out neighbors in Austin, Retreat, Tampico, Commiskey and Dudleytown will also take part.”

The deadline for submitting a yard sale location is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Property Tax Bills On Their Way

The property tax statements are scheduled to be mailed to Jackson County property owners today, April 6, according to Jackson County Treasurer Maria Fisher.

The spring installment is due by Tuesday May 10; the fall installment is payable by Thursday, Nov, 10.

Property taxes can be paid at the treasurer’s office in the courthouse in Brownstown from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Property taxes can also be paid at any Peoples Bank location and at the State Bank of Medora.