Known as “The First State,” because it was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, Delaware became official in 1776. We celebrate the second smallest state on National Delaware Day on July 13. Here are some fun facts, famous faces, and places to visit in the "Diamond State."
Delaware’s average altitude is about 60 feet above sea level, making it the lowest average altitude of any state, with Ebright Azimuth as one of the lowest high points in the country. The National Science Foundation found that Delaware has more doctoral-level (Ph.D.) scientists and engineers as a percentage of the population than any other state. Delaware also has a higher rate of patent awards, per person, than any other state.
Though Delaware is the only state in the country that does not have a national park, national monument, or national historic site, there’s still plenty to see there. Delaware boasts many beaches such as Rehoboth, Bethany, Lewes, and Dewey Beach, as well as 17 state parks. Built in 1698 and located in Wilmington, Old Swedes (Holy Trinity Church) is one of the oldest churches in America that is still in use today. If you're looking for more historical sites to visit, there's also Winterthur Museum, Garden & Gallery, Hagley Museum and Library, Nanticoke Indian Museum, Delaware's Old State House, Fort Delaware, and New Castle. The town of New Castle has the second-most historic structures of any community in the U.S., second only to Williamsburg, Virginia.
As for stars who were born in Delaware? Valerie Bertinelli, Ryan Phillippe, Jimmie Allen, Stephen Marley, and Doug Hutchison all hail from the state.
These animals are absolutely majestic! They use their cavernous mouths to capture krill and tiny fish and that is exactly what this sizable pod of whales are doing!
These backpackers in Guatemala caught the exact moment when the Fuego volcano erupted! Truly a sight to behold!
Summer is here, and it's finally time to be together. Whether it's keeping unwanted pests at bay or lawn care and home maintenance tips to prevent big problems later, we've got the scoop on everything outdoors. We chatted with landscape and gardening expert Chris Lambton, who is the host of DIY and HGTV's most fab backyard shows, all about the dos and don'ts so you can keep the livin' easy this season.
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Next, check your doors and windows for cracks and get the caulking gun out to patch up any holes. Do the same for your patios and walkways. Repairing any potholes or other issues now will save a lot of expense later. If you have a deck, check it, and make sure it’s holding up from the wear and tear of winter.
Of course, you can't forget your lawn! Pros know, how you mow it can make a big difference. Be sure to set the mower at the highest setting for the type of grass you’re growing. For cool-season grasses, that’s about 2½ to 3½ inches. Warm-season grasses tend to do a little better when cut a little shorter.
It’s also important to mow often enough that you’re never removing more than 1/3 of the grass blade height at a time. When you mow, vary your mowing patterns so that you don’t create ruts in the lawn from mowing along the same track; that's the reason why the most pristine lawns
This active volcano has been spewing lava like there's no tomorrow! That lava is hotter imaginable.
What a beautiful and scenic place! This is proof that humans can inhabit literally anywhere and everywhere!
Woah, those are some amazingly disciplined corgis! Look at all of them trudging along the snowy path!
If you are wondering why your products came in broken, this is why that might have happened! Blame the rough seas, not the courier company!
That's some pure love right there! These dogs get so distressed when their owner jumps in the water. Find a human who does things like that!
This stupid woman experienced first hand why grabbing a dead tree and hanging off of it like Tarzan isn't a good idea at all!
That's one way to gain access to turbulent waters when you don't live near fast rivers! So cool!
Like straight out of that particular Me. Bean episode where Mr. Bean just couldn't get the sun to shine on him, this man stands angry and disappointed at the tower crane guy casting a shadow on him wherever he moves to!
Nothing like the good old view of the waves calmly hitting the beach! Here's a beautiful clip of the Oregon coast.
In other words, this tornado is literally trash. Literally everything in Russia is abnormal, even tornadoes.
The scariest part of this whole ordeal is that it happened right in the middle of housing blocks. The distressed woman can be heard crying in the background. What a massive explosion!
Ever seen a jetski crashing into a parked boat? Yeah, now you have seen it all!
Such serene beauty! They say that heaven doesn't exist, but they are surely wrong. Just have a look at the beautiful Horseshoe waterfalls of Canada!
Nothing like surfing in some nice sewer/rainwater mixture! People in Perm just wanna have some fun in those waterlogged streets!