According to the 1860 census, 85% of the population of Georgetown County, South Carolina, was enslaved. Those slaves were owned by almost 57% of the white families living in the same county.
And this was not a tiny county but one close to South Carolina's average at 21,305. The close second at about 81% enslaved is Beaufort County (population 40,053), where 66.5% of families held slaves. Twenty of the state's 30 counties had absolute majority slave populations in 1860, as did the state as a whole, which was 57.18% slave and about 45.53% slaveowner.
Only one other state, Mississippi, can match or rival those statewide numbers. South Carolina and Mississippi were the first two states to secede. These facts are very closely related.
I know because I've been spending way too much time with the 1860 census for my blog but they're pretty staggering even without my ulterior motive of self-promotion.
According to the Byzantine calendar it's the year 7521.
Its like living in the future!
So you're telling me it's seventeen-thousand, five-hundred and twenty-one and WE STILL DON'T HAVE FLYING CARS?!
Good Lord! If aliens come by and challenge us to a flying-car race against the most powerful competitors in the galaxy to determine whether or not we survive as a species, they have every right to pull the trigger.
Although is science's defense we have had video phones for several years now.
According to the Swedish 17th century polymath Olof Rudbeck the elder (his biggest accomplishment being that he was one of two people to independently 'discover' the lymphatic system) Atlantis was the old name for Scandinavia, and all peoples of the world originated there.
Today, it's generally agreed that he was more successful at natural than at liberal sciences.
If I recall correctly, I first learned that while randomly flipping through channels and catching a medical segment on a local news show. This was probably like 30 or so years ago, and it stayed with me all this time. Weird.
-Pandas are not originally hervibore; they are carnivores that had to adapt to their enviroment, where the only thing in abundance was bamboo. It so happens, however, that bamboo is an extremely poor source of sustenance, which is why pandas need to spend most of their time eating it.
-The first cause of baby panda death is their parents accidentally sitting on top of them. Seriously.
-Whales are thought to come from a 4-legged hyena-like close relative of camels.
Japanese sports-writer Daisuke Nakajima had an idea - he was going to cover the game between fallen giants Glasgow Rangers and the small-fry team Elgin City in the Scottish Division Three. So, he got on a plane from Tokyo to London (14 hours), jumped on a train to Edinburgh (5 hours), took a car the 188 kilometers to Elgin, and discovered the game had been cancelled due to security reasons.