A professor from the University of Maine used lobster leftovers to create biodegradable golf balls. The idea was to have them be played near the ocean or on cruise ships to reduce pollution in the ocean.
Fun Fact: When Susan Collins Lost an Election
Before being elected as Senator for Maine, Susan Collins ran for the gubernatorial race in that state in 1994. Susan Collins along with her Democratic Challenger lost that election to Independent Angus King.
Fun Fact: Maine Etymology
The State of Maine’s name origin is unclear. Official records believe it was named after the former French province of the same name.
Fun Fact: How Augusta Maine Got Its Name
Maine’s capital Augusta is named in the honor of Augusta Dearborn. She was the daughter of Henry Dearborn who was a Revolutionary War hero and a veteran of the War of 1812.
Fun Fact: Maine Blueberries
Maine is one of the largest producers of blueberries in the United States. As such blueberries are the state fruit and blueberry pie is the state dessert.