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Possession with Gwyneth Paltrow

Possession with Gwyneth Paltrow was a 2002 movie that brings to mind another encounter with her. I had a first hand meeting as she filmed Shallow Hal in Charlotte, NC. Here’s the story but first…

We’re looking at Carolina Musings and a picture of Ms Gwyneth Paltrow.

She’s turned 50 And she says she’s very happy with herself as you can tell in the gleeful picture of her romping through the backyard somewhere.

Turns 50 with a bikini pic.

She’s let go of the idea of being perfect and she’s showing a little movie here on People Magazine and Instagram

They’ve kind of combined to bring in Gwyneth Paltrow, two important people in her life including her daughter and her son you’ll see him in just a minute.

… Looking at the sunset and there they are on the beach and doing the things that she you know, she’s having to stay in the news.

Movie Star Meeting

My little encounter with her and this is the reason we’re doing this breaking muse happened years ago.

When they were shooting the movie Shallow Hal and Charlotte.

I was waiting for a bus and here comes Gwyneth Paltrow, the star of the movie.

Off screen of course, practicing late at night.

While I was waiting for the bus, she was practicing roller skating using those old style skates that you had to kind of strap on your shoes.

And she was going all the way down the street toward the bus stop and then all the way back.

And it was just my little encounter. Glad it was not Possession with Gwyneth Paltrow. Might have been eerie.

That’s our Muse review. We bring you interesting things that happen around the Carolinas. Like The Lost Colony, or dogs that sniff out disease with over 90% accuracy, and other fascinating stories. Come back often and bookmark us for when you need something non political, and light that helps you feel balanced. That’s Carolina Musings,. Thanks for dropping by.Talk to you next time. Take care.

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Carolina taco place tops!

Carolina Taco Place is Top in The US

What you’re looking at here on Carolina musings is a picture of this fantastic place in Columbia, South Carolina, which is where we report one of the places here in the Carolinas is voted.

South Carolina toco place tops among the best in the United States.

Carolina taco place tops

According to Yelp, yeah. Okay, let’s give credit where it’s due. Simone Jasper wrote this article for the state paper.

Okay, this is Carolina Musings, ( in town crier voice) “hear ye hear- we have breaking muse”.

South Carolina’s restaurant is dishing out some of the best tacos.

In the nation. New rankings show here’s the name of the place. tacos in the year at Mexican Grill, and Columbia land at the top 100 Taco spot in the United States in all of America.

It’s really cool. According to Yelp, yeah, well that we just kind of throw those in those hats are fun.

Carolina Taco Place Tops

But look, picture the taco on Instagram. Hope you have a great day and we will talk to you next time.

Story from The State

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Bike rider goes 2,500 miles from Poo Poo Point to Pee Pee Creek.

The guy rode his bike over 2,500 miles to get to a destination with an eyebrow raising name – From Poo Poo Point to Pee Pee Creek.

Why is it called Pee Pee Creek?

A settler carved his initials, P P,  in a tree near the creek.

 OK yea, it’s kinda funny.

Who is this biker on a mission?

@rubydrummr is the Twitter handle. The whole trip wound from Poo Poo Point to Pee Pee Creek,  a nice, month long bike ride from out west in Washington to back East in Ohio.

How long does it take to get from Poo Poo Point to Pee Pee Island?

By car the trip takes 36 hours. The bike the trip took 36 days traveling an average of 65 miles per day.

The excursion took just over a month and he logged close to 70 miles a day.

Upon arrival RubyDrummr tweeted that he cried. In his words-

“Bro I started crying tears of joy and then started laughing my ass off about crying over PP Creek,”

For geo enthusiasts the starting ‘point’ is on West Tiger Mountain in Washington.

pee pee creek to poo poo point

Why is it named Poo Poo Point? The name comes from the sound made by a steam whistle from years gone by when it was a logging area.

Pee Pee Creek to Poo Poo Point

The creek name has a less exciting origin.  A settler carved his initials in a tree – P.P.  

rubydrummr was asked why he did such a feat of bike riding?

pee pee creek to poo poo point

To draw attention to an issue in Yemen, the largest humanitarian crisis in the world according to UNICEF at the time. Shortages of food, water, and healthcare, all resulting from civil unrest. The pandemic made it worse. Donations are ongoing.

So is humor. Both are encouraged here at Muse Update.

Cyclist raising money for Yemen relief said he rode exactly 69 miles per day to travel from Poo Peuax Point to PP Creek – from Washington to Ohio. Or was it P P Creek to Poo Peaux Point? ( shout out to our New Orleans friends)

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Has The Lost Colony Of Roanoke Been Found?

The Lost Colony NC is a mystery that has baffled scholars for a few hundred years.

Watch this story unfold and vanish before your eyes.

The Muse loves a good tale and this story of The Lost Colony Roanoke Island is one of the best.

A Church in London has a small statue of Virginia Dare

displayed in honor of the first child born in the new land, America.

What happened at The Lost Colony of Roanoke?

115 Settlers vanished from Roanoke Island, North Carolina around 1587.

Here’s a story that happened along the coast of North Carolina the year 1587. A group of English settlers came to be known as (The Lost Colony Roanoke Island or The Lost City Roanoke) North Carolina to start a new life but three years later more than 100 of the colonists disappeared. That started one of America’s oldest Unsolved Mysteries.

Now 400 years later archaeologists have found evidence that sheds light on where the Colonists might have gone.

The Lost City Roanoke

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The Lost Colony Roanoke Island

Scott Dawson is a native of Hatteras Island, and hobby archaeologists.

He spent more than 10 years excavating a site on the island. Dawson found thousands of artifacts from the ground. The treasure was mostly tools, beads, and arrowheads of Native American origin. Along with all of those things were items that possibly belonged to the Settlers.

Scott Dawson believes he and a team of experts have located what was a survivors camp where most of the colonists moved and mingled with the Croatoan tribe of American Indians.

The Lost Colony Roanoke Island

The Lost Colony of Roanoke is one of America’s oldest Unsolved Mysteries and has drawn all kinds of attention from experts from around the world to what is now the Outer Banks of North Carolina, with the hopes of uncovering clues to what caused The Disappearance of 115 English settlers.

Who killed The Lost Colony of Roanoke?

Speculation is that the Colony of settlers either died of disease, were killed by other explorers, or mingled with Native Americans but no definite answer has yet been found.

Dawson has always been fascinated by the history and grew up hearing stories of the Colonists. He recently put out a book about The Lost Colony Mystery and Hatteras Island and it tells about his findings along with a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol.

The book goes on to explain the Lost Colony mystery and highlight the Native Americans who inhabited the area for thousands of years. He says we’ve got some evidence of a runaway slave they were harboring. There are lots of side stories in this book that have nothing to do with the main story.

The biggest accomplishment of the book is not that they found the Lost Colony mystery clues, it’s that these Indians are no longer here. They showed nothing but love and charity and kindness to take these people in and feed them and assimilate with them and show them friendship and no one even knows who they are.

Virginia Dare The Lost Colony Roanoke Island

More than four hundred years ago Queen Elizabeth the First and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh had hoped the 1580s expedition to America would start a new capital for England but something went pretty terribly wrong.

The ship carrying 115 explorers was the first to bring women and children to America.

The group included Governor John White’s pregnant daughter Eleanor White Dare. A few weeks after they landed in Roanoke Island, Eleanor gave birth to the first English baby born in the new world and named her Virginia.

Governor White soon returned to England to ask for more supplies but plans was held up in England for three years because there was a war between England and Spain. When he was finally able to make it back on his granddaughters 3rd birthday the Lost Colony mystery began. They were gone.

Did they ever find the Lost Colony of Roanoke?

The location of the people of the Colony is still a mystery.

Many say the settlers mingled with Native Americans, moved to a more hospitable area,

or were killed by disease or other explorers.

Numerous theories have surfaced about what happened to the 115 English settlers. Some people say they died from disease ,were massacred by either Native Americans or Spanish settlers, or they mingled into a nearby Native American tribe either as friends or slaves. Others believe a group traveled to Hatteras Island.


This theory holds a lot of evidence because they found the word Croatoan carved into a wooden post at what is thought to be the area of the Lost Colony Roanoke Island. Bad weather conditions prevented White and he returning explorers from going over to Hatteras after discovering the engraved sign and instead they were forced to go back to England never to see his family or the rest of the explorers again.

The Croatoan was a small group of Native Americans that lived along the coast of what is North Carolina. The tribe received its name from the nearby Island Croatoan.

Like many of the natives living in America when settlers arrived they fell victim to all kinds of calamities including infectious disease like smallpox in 1598.

Experts say they became extinct in the early seventeenth Century. This tribe had learned to speak English. They were also able to communicate with the Roanoke Colonists. That’s what led Dawson to search Hatteras Island for clues.

Mark Horton from the University of Bristol started digging on the island in 2009 when they found copper rings, sword handles, earrings, a token, writing slate’s, even pieces of glass and that led them to believe they came from the Lost Colony.

But it was the items that appear to have once belonged to women as the 1587 Voyage was the only one that brought them to the new world. Dawson says when these colonies became abandoned you get massive political eruptions and disagreements and people walking out and things so it’s not unlikely that one group might have gone up Chesapeake, up the Albemarle but I’m pretty confident one group at least, probably the pretty substantial part, came out to Hatteras Island.

Clear views of ships come in to the shore so that would be ideal to set up camp and wait for the returning vessel. The Native American communities living there were also friendly and they served as allies. Dawson believes Hatteras Island was home to the survivors camp where the explorer’s may have set up camp when they first arrived on Hatteras from Roanoke.

He also believes that the colonists eventually integrated with the native Americans.

The team was supposed to excavate the site in the Spring of 2020 but the coronavirus pushed the work back. Parts are still pending.

Why was Roanoke called The Lost Colony?

Roanoke Island North Carolina near Manteo is in Dare County named for the first child born in the new land, Virginia Dare.

Another clue was discovered in 1937 called the Dare Stone discovered on the North Carolina-Virginia border. The stone was believed to be written by Eleanor White Dare. Remember she was Governor John White’s daughter, mother of Virginia Dare and it possibly tells the story of what happened to the settlers when they left and became the Lost Colony Roanoke Island.

Scholars have since been able to transcribe the markings and try to understand the messages. The experts say the stone says more than half the settlers died and eventually there was news that the ship had arrived off the coast.

The Native Americans were alarmed that the Europeans might take revenge so they fled and soon after that shamans warned of angry spirits and all but seven of the rest of the colonists were killed including Eleanor’s husband. The Stone says they were buried 4 miles east of this River and their names have been written on a second Rock. The Stone also notes that it should be taken to Governor White and that the Native American who brings it to the governor would receive ‘plenty presents’ it was signed EWD for Eleanor White Dare.

The tale of the Lost Colony Roanoke Island continues. This is Carolina – the Lost Colony Mystery- Musings. That’s our Breaking Muse.

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Johnny Depp vs Amber captures the attention of fans.

The recent court case that many say brought justice for Johnny Depp vs Amber has been an attention focus for millions.

The two celebrities battled it out in court in a very public way revealing details that would make anyone cringe.

Everything from body fluids to injuries and verbal wince worthy descriptions.

And when it was all over the actor famous for playing Jack Sparrow went to England to get onstage with Jeff Beck and entertain delighted fans.

Here’s a video of the stage appearance. Seems a long way from Johnny Depp and Disney.

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Bear Attack In Montana! 5 close encounters with wooly bully.

So many people have come in contact with these animals in national parks and in the wild. These big lumbering picnic loving beasts are a part of daily happenings all around the world.

A bear attack in Montana recently left a man fighting for his life. Another bear attack in Yellowstone was cited as an accident of circumstances.

The overgrown cubby mauled a back country guide and then got after investigators of the incident. A different bear attack at Yellowstone killed a hiker in March 2022. Authorities said it was the result of a rare grizzly encounter.

Beast In The Hole

This unsuspecting lady went to the outhouse in a remote Alaskan area. Little did she know a wooly bully was in the hole! No kidding. This has comical overtones but could have been a fatal encounter. Check out the video for the Grizzly bare ( attack story.

The animal bit her rear end! But it worked out OK. She was injured but recovered. The hairy wild forager got away.

We don’t want to see a headline that reads Grizzly Bear attack in Yellowstone or anywhere else.

What would you do if this happened to you?

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Grizzly bear attack in Montana
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Carolina Dentistry and Xylitol- Does it help?

This sweetener call Xylitol is being talked about by Carolina Dentists.

It works synergistically with fluoride – don’t take medical advice from me but do from this lady.

She is a one of my favorite people when it comes to Dentistry Dr. Ellie Phillips . She is a big proponent of Xylitol and she’s not smiling here because this report from the Cochran group.

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Dentistry without insurance is a concern

What’s Joe Rogan Got To Do With Carolina Dental Care?

I will get to Joe Rogan in a minute because he interviewed Rhonda Patrick and she was a great endorser of Xylitol.

She said she chewed the gum throughout her pregnancy and it literally got rid of a cavity.

The Cochran Group which Doctor Ellie says is a legitimate group has come out saying that Xylitol is not proven to prevent tooth decay.

This article is found on the website of the Carolina dental.

North Carolina Dentistry Schools are well known for having in patient services.

This gives student Doctors an opportunity to learn by practicing.

North Carolina Dentistry Schools

Dr Ellie says this report is like punching her in the face.

I invite you to go to her website and her YouTube Dr Ellie Phillips and you can make up your own mind.

I personally like Xylitol and have mentioned it to the Doctors at two of the North Carolina Dentistry Schools.

I chew it throughout the day and I think it does wonders for the teeth as does Doctor Ellie.

Also check out her Zellies’s which are a good formula for getting Xylitol.

WARNING- keep Xylitol away from pets it is dangerous to dogs especially.

Don’t want to give them anything that’s been sweetened with it cuz it’s poison to dogs.

North Carolina dentistry schools are advancing the latest practices in oral care and making life better for thousands.