Only months after the Yanks and the Brits signed the Treaty of Paris and formally ended the Revolutionary War, Abel Buell — a Connecticut engraver and sometime counterfeiter — dreamed up a map that reflected his political desires and his personal whims. Continue reading
On Sunday, the plight of a young and curious black bear wandering around Clarion County with a bucket stuck on his head earned him a Facebook page.
By the next day, a few brave souls who volunteer in animal rescue decided to try to find him and free him.
They did, with a hacksaw, and posted a video on YouTube.
If you had to pick just one dessert to represent each state, what would Pa.’s be? Continue reading
A whopping 74% of the people who live in Pa. were born here, according to Census data from 1900 to 2012 charted by the New York Times’ Upshot blog. That number does not make us the calmest, however. In 2012, 79% of Louisianans were born in the Creole State; and 77% of Michiganders and 75% of Ohioans fall into the same category.
On the flip side, if you suspect that New York (63%) or California (55%) is the state that’s most in flux, you’d be wrong. Nevada has only 25% of its population born there.
You can see all of the interactive charts here.
About half would move out of state if they had a chance, according to a Gallup poll.
As you can see, states in the Northeast — with the exception of Maine and New Hampshire — perform poorly. In addition to Connecticut and Maryland, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts make the top 10 of would-be movers.
The poll measures wishes and reality.
Pennsylvania performs best when residents were asked how likely it is that they will move within the next year. Only 9 percent of Pennsylvanians said it was extremely/very/somewhat likely.
Hop on over to Gallup to read more.
Round up the usual suspects? Well, OK, taxpayers in New York and California (the first and second in the most onerous tax list) do get hammered, according to an analysis by WalletHub. But who knew that Nebraskans (No. 3) have the tax man breathing down their necks?
We in Pennsylvania aren’t exactly lucky, either — we’re No. 13 on the highest tax rate list. Continue reading