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You might be high but Scooby is right there. Hubby and I both see him.

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In 1816, the American government spent vast sums building a powerful fort on Lake Champlain. The imposing stone walls of the fort would dominate the lake, and serve as a stern warning to those sneaky British-Canadians, who had attacked through that exact route during the War of 1812—a war so interesting everyone just decided to forget that it lasted until 1815. The construction dragged on for two backbreaking years, and President Monroe even paid an official visit to the site. Then, in 1818, someone from the surveyor’s department turned up and went “Er . . . ”

Yes, it turned out that the original survey of the area was inaccurate, putting the fort a little over one kilometer (three-quarters of a mile) inside Canadian territory. Construction had to be abandoned by an embarrassed U.S. military and the site came to be known as Fort Blunder. In a hilarious final touch, the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 actually decided that the land had been American all along. The U.S. decided to go through with building the fort, but had to start over from scratch, since the locals on both sides of the border had ripped up and carried off all the stones to build houses and barns.

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The Haskell Free Library and Opera House exists in both Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec simultaneously. The demarcation line: a row of flowerpots arranged across the Canadian side of the backyard. Although citizens of both towns are permitted to use the library, leaving through the opposite door requires a passport. One American man was arrested upon his return after crossing over to buy a pizza in Stanstead, due to his refusal to go through the proper checkpoint.

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Some New England humor:

 

A city fellow stops his car by a lovely farm, and takes a moment to compliment the farmer:

 

”Nice place you’ve got here.”

 

”Yep,” the farmer replies.

 

”It looks so neat and trim, I bet it would run  itself.”

 

”Sure would, downhill.”

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, jamessavik said:

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So freaking true

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9 hours ago, TLM280249 said:

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Maybe he was more afraid of getting a red neck??

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If it also tasted like cherries and whipped cream, I think Willy Wonka would be proud.

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It's actually inedible, though non-toxic.
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