TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Tragic house fire has surprisingly happy ending

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Tragic house fire has surprisingly happy ending

Any story that starts off with a house fire usually doesn’t have a happy ending. Except this one! A couple down in North Carolina, Sean and Kellie, went out to eat for dinner one night a few weeks ago. While they were gone their neighbor happened to notice smoke and a few flames on their…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do we call it fall AND Autumn?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do we call it fall AND Autumn?

Happy first day of Fall/Autumn! Today’s mystery why does this season have two names? What’s the difference? Either Autumn or fall can be used to describe the season between summer and winter. They both mean the same thing in American and British English. Only difference being that fall is used more often in America and…

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Connecticut Teacher To Compete On New Pumpkin Carving TV Show

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Connecticut Teacher To Compete On New Pumpkin Carving TV Show

Almost time to start getting those pumpkins and carving your best Jack-O-Lantern with the kids. Or if you’re Christine Scarpati, an elementary school art teacher at Fawn Hollow in Monroe, time to carve and compete on TV! Christine is one of the most talented pumpkin carvers I’ve ever seen. She’s been on The Anna and…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How can you tell if a turtle is male or female?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How can you tell if a turtle is male or female?

Unless of course we are talking about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, most real life turtles all look exactly the same. So how can you tell if they are male or female? There are two common ways to tell them apart. First is to listen closely. Apparently female turtles will hiss, and male turtles will…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is a pumpkin a fruit or vegetable?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is a pumpkin a fruit or vegetable?

Tis the season for pumpkin everything. And also the burning question in everyone’s fall household… are they fruits or veggies? Technically they are considered a FRUIT, which blew my mind. It’s apparently because they are the “edible reproductive body of a seed plant.”  Vegetables are the other parts of a plant that don’t have seeds,…