- and other interesting, engaging trivia about North Carolina, facts, firsts

North Carolina Facts Firsts And Other Interesting Engaging Trivia

North Carolina; a United States, state, is situated in the south-eastern region.  It shares borders with Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean, and house a multitude of interesting facts, trivia, and first-time happenings.

Interesting, Engaging, Facts, Firsts and More Trivia about North Carolina:

North Carolina, the 12th state of the U.S., engages the world with natural beauty, lots of industries, sandy beaches, diverse culture and rolling mountain ranges.  This state has a range of elevations that starts at sea level and rises to the highest point at the Mount Mitchell mountain range.  The state has a mostly subtropical climate that can vary from humid to highland subtropical.

The Wright Brothers chose to test their prototype flying machines; the location was remote and gave them privacy. Steady winds and soft earth was further plus points to the area.

The “University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill” is the United Nations oldest public university; it was founded in 1798 and grabbed the title, even though the University of Georgia and The College of William & Mary, which both also lay claim to said title.

Putt-Putt golf; were created in 1954 by Don Clayton, a Fayetteville resident of North Carolina. This was the alternative to obstacle-ridden, windmill-overload, mini-golf, courses.

Pepsi, one of the world’s favourite soft drinks, was born here in 1893 in New Bern; Caleb Bradham invented the syrupy concoction and believed it to help digestion. The drink was named after the word “dyspepsia’ in 1898.

The North Carolina coast was a favourite docking place for the well-known, infamous pirate, Blackbeard; Blackbeard plundered ships, held hostages for ransom for many years. He finally got killed by the British Naval forces in a battle near Ocracoke Island in the 1718’s.

Biggest sweet potato producer of the U.S.; because of mild climate and rich earth, North Carolina produces more than any of the other U.S. states.

“Krispy Kreme Doughnuts” was established in 1937 by Vernon Rudolph; this Winston-Salem-based establishment ballooned into being one of the world’s biggest pastry behemoths.

North Carolina is a U.S. state that has a lot to offer for residents and visitors.  You will always find something more to explore or experience.