On a lighter note than my recent Joybubbles post below, I can't resist the following link:
"Yeah, I know. When you think of Jersey, you think of tomatoes and corn. And mystery odors. But, a little-known fact is that we're also the second-largest grower of telephone poles in the U.S. Really. I know it's not widely publicized ... but the soil is apparently really good around these parts ... which is why the poles grow so straight and hardy."
It's only slightly phone-phreak-history-related, but it cracks me up! (Thanks, Richard!)