Lincoln, Nebraska; the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Help me, god…

  1. The Nebraska state motto is “equality before the law”. Which is rather worrying if your definition of equality differs from that of someone else. I think the law is far more impartial than opinion.
  2. State insect is the honeybee.
  3. COOLEST FACT ALERT! In 1927, Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings invented the powered soft drink Kool-Aid. This was THE drink of choice when I use to go to the US to visit relatives as a kid. When in the UK, my drink of choice was Dandelion and Burdock. Kick-ass.
  4. Nebraska has the U.S.’s largest aquifer (the Ogalala aquifer). This is actually quite an interesting fact and, for me, quite surprising.
  5. The 911 system of emergency communications, now used nationwide, was developed and first used in Lincoln, Nebraska. Definitely a cool fact.
  6. Lincoln County is the origin of the world’s largest “Woolly Mammoth” elephant fossil. And I think I am going to see it!!!
  7. The name ‘Nebraska’ comes from an Oto Indian word ‘meaning ‘flat water’.
  8. Lincoln topped 188 other metropolitan areas in the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which tallies scores in six measures of well-being. This ‘fact’ just in from Caroline Burberry, who, unsurprisingly, lives in Lincoln…
  9. 38% of people (folk?) in Nebraska are of German descent.
  10. 10. I’m almost in Lincoln!

Author: Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson

I am Professor of Basin Analysis @imperialcollege. I ❤️ 🏃🏿, 🚴🏿 and @basinsIC (⛏). I obsess about the tectono-stratigraphic development of sedimentary basins. Why? Because I'm hopeless at everything else.

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