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Discussion in 'Regional Topics & Requests' started by Zsolo95, Jan 30, 2011.

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  1. Zsolo95

    Zsolo95 New Member 5 Year Member

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    So I read this forum extensively. I've noticed lately that a lot of people live in Nebraska, more specifically Omaha. I live in Omaha, too, and I was wondering why so many people in Omaha raise tortoises.
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    Oh boy! The first tortoise forum chapter! The Tortoise Forum - Omaha chapter! Meetings to be held ... blah blah blah! Our first speaker will be ... blah blah blah!

    Keep us posted! And don't forget, a portion of the dues should be mailed to Y. Gomez, etc. etc.
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    Hmmm, a Nebraska tortoise club. Why in the HECK would ANYONE try to LIVE in Omaha, much less raise tortoises here..., er I mean 'there'!

    :)
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    You do realize, something like 12-16 years ago, there was actually a turtle/tortoise club in Omaha.:D
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    Back in the early '80's, we also had Thirsty Thursday Turtle Races, sponsored by UNO's rec dept. Lots of cool turtle people there!
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    :D Sounds like all the fun has gone out of our state. :D We do have some county fairs who still have turtle races for the kids. Not maybe so great for the turtles, but it does at least give some exposure to kids about turtles. :rolleyes:
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    I feel so left out....sigh........
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    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    :D :D You live in one of the states I would love to live in (well just for the ability to go to real turtle and tortoise meetings). Of course Terry, Nebraska and New York are so close to being the same, that you could pretend you live here (not to mention your weather is a lot like ours). :p I would be honored for you to be a NEbraskan, plus then perhaps I could come by and see your yard.....
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    The tortoise is the Nebraska state bird ???

    Is Nebraska in the United states ??

    Do they speak English there ??
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    Nebraska State Bird- Western Meadowlark
    State Flower- Goldenrod
    State Fossil- Giant Mammoth
    State Song- 'Beautiful Nebraska'- a song no Nebraskan knows
    State Mammal- White-tailed Deer
    etc- http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/nebraska/



    Asks the guy named after a Canadian province :)



    Tut mir leid, was hast du gesagt?
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    Oh yeah, the Giant Mammoth... as opposed to the Mini-Mammoth
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    They did have mini Mammoths ...

    They found they lived on a Island In eastern Canada and were one of the last subspecies to die out ...

    I had always thought a mini Mammoth would be all the Mammoth you would ever need ...
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    I know it! :D
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    Yeah, but Jacqui- don't you spend a lot of your time out of state? :)

    Hey, Art- There are several species of mammoth- Columbian, Woolly, Songhua River, Chanel Island, Dwarf Woolly, African, etc. I SHOULD have said 'Columbian', but it is the state fossil because one found in Nebraska was one of the largest known and visits to the museum labeled it as 'giant mammoth'- and that stuck with me. I had forgotten it was a Columbian until I looked it up tonight.
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    Hey, I have been home all week! :p:D Have actually been out doing yardwork and enjoying this tshirt weather...and trying to convince my roses to stop leafing out.:rolleyes: Back to the song, we learned it in elementary school, when we learned about the state. You forgot to mention that Kool Aid came from Nebraska. :cool:
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    Kool Aid, U-Haul, Cliff notes, Vise Grip, TV Dinners, Butter Brickle Ice Cream, Reuben sandwiches (the last two are contested but well-documented as having been in Omaha very early), either Eskimo Pies or some kind of ice cream treat... so much for memory- lets try the web-

    * 911 emergency system (invented in Nebraska but rolled out in Alabama)
    * Arbor Day
    * Omaha Steaks
    * Indie music
    * Saddle Creek Records
    * Bright Eyes
    * Mannheim Steamroller
    * Reuben Sandwich invented here
    * Spam
    * The new crash barriers now being used on most NASCAR tracks
    * Cliff Notes
    * The Gallup Poll
    * rumored that the popcorn ball was
    * 6-man High School football
    * Nebraska Furniture Mart
    * Berkshire Hathaway
    * Mutual of Omaha
    * Union Pacific Railroad
    * The Buckle and Maurice's started in Kearney
    * Herberger's started in North Platte
    * Eskimo Pie was patented in Omaha
    * Weaver's Potato Chips started in Lincoln
    * Kool-Aid invented in Hastings
    * Cushman motor scooter
    * Storz beer
    * Butter-Nut coffee
    * Duncan Hines Cake Mix started here in 1951
    * Vise-Grip wrench
    * Hornady Bullets
    * Dorothy Lynch salad dressing
    Also high speed strobe light, McRib sandwiches, Runza (!!!!!), Cabelas...
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    don't forget HHHHEEEEEEERRRREEESSSS Johnny! Johnny Carson, that is.

    Runzas....oh yeah baby! music to my taste buds!
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    I want to apologize for making fun of Nebraska ...

    I Googled Nebraska and found a wealth of information !!!

    Stupid me ...

    It`s not like me to kick someone while they are down and I am very very sorry ..

    I know you all must be so disappointed !!! Too bad...

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    I knew about the mammoths but I couldn't resist. Paleontology is another of my hobbies.

    It's better than the FL state fossil. What, you ask, is the FL state fossil?

    The Nonagenerian New Yorker!

    Apologies doled liberally to those afflicted by the above statement...
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    The retiree ???[hr]
    The sand-dollar ....

    That`s kinda like those sissy football players they have down there..
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