Did you know “Q” is
the only letter that
doesn’t appear in
any U.S. state name?
NEW MEXICO LINKS
Did you know to date, just 5 states do not require private investigators to be licensed at the state level:
The remaining 45 states (plus the District of Columbia) do license PIs, and therefore have specific licensing requirements, which include education and experience requirements, application procedures, and renewal procedures. Further, a select number of states allow private investigators to carry weapons; as such, mandatory firearms training, certification, and certification renewal are commonplace.
Generally, minimum requirements for state licensure include: being at least 21 (some states have age requirements as old as 25); possessing a high school diploma or the equivalent; and have U.S. citizenship or residency. Most states also have strict statutes prohibiting candidates who have felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving crimes of moral turpitude from becoming private investigators.
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Elvis the Music
A multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
The Mission of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is to manage the development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.
The focus of the Center's information products, services, and activities is to help the regulated community with employee training and to promote the humane care and use of animals by providing information on alternatives (improved methods of animal experimentation which could reduce or replace animal use or minimize pain and distress to animals). AWIC also provides support to other USDA agencies such as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Animal Care, and the Agricultural Research Service.
MISSING PET NETWORK (MPN)
The MPN is a group of volunteers sponsored by the USDA Animal Care Office, who help people find missing pet animals. We accept no money, make no endorsements, and use no advertising on our MPN web pages.
ALTERNATIVES TO ANIMAL TESTING
Altweb, the Alternatives to Animal Testing Web Site, was created to serve as a gateway to alternatives news, information, and resources on the Internet and beyond.
Did you know Antarctica is
covered in a sheet of ice
that's 7,000 feet thick?
The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care, and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by Assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training, thereby contributing to the quality of PHS-supported activities.
FISH AND WILDLIFE PROPOSED RULES
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
USA.gov is your online guide to government information and services.
Did you know? The trains at Disneyland are made of cooking oil from the resort’s restaurants and hotels?
Did you know a time capsule was buried at the Sleeping Beauty Castle in 1995?
No one knows exactly what’s inside, but we’ll find out when it is unearthed during the park’s 80th anniversary on July 17, 2035.
Did you know that Elvis did his first and only radio commercial on this date for Southern Maid Donuts, in Shreveport, Louisiana on November 6, 1954?
Becky was blessed to have seen him in concert when she was eleven years old.
Did you know Singapore chewing gum in an effort to keep the city clean and orderly? The ban was established in 1992.
Did you know that a Darth Vader replica would cost the average person $18.3 million to make a real-life replica of the infamous black suit that features a voice modifier, breathing apparatus, prosthetic limbs, and an augmented reality filter.
A sneeze generates a wind of 166 km/hr (100 mi/hr), and a cough moves out at 100 km/hr (60 mi/hr).
Our heart beats around 100,00 times every day or about 30 million times in a year.
Our blood is on a 60,000-mile journey per day.