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30 Amazing Facts About Cities



1. On Sunday, it is illegal to sell cornflakes in Columbus, Ohio

2. There are more dogs than children in the city of Paris.

3. Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse drawn carriages a century ago.

4. Austin, Minnesota is home to the SPAM museum.

5. Tokyo was once known as Edo.

6. There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants.

7. In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.

8. In 2011, a small town in Spain, named Granen, on the brink of financial ruin, bet on the world's biggest lottery and won.

9. 'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch' is the actual name of a village in northern Wales.

10. In the early years of the 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the "green" alternative.

11. In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other human every year.

12. In Lebanon, Virginia it is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.

13. In Kentucky, It's illegal to fish in the Ohio River in Kentucky without an Indiana Fishing License.

14. Did you know the first city to reach 1 Million people was Rome in around 100 BC.

15. Damascus, Syria is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Civilization can be traced as far back as 2,000 B.C.

16. Paris was originally a Roman City called "Lutetia".

17. In Los Angeles, there are less people than there are automobiles.

18. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casino.

19. There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.

20. Chicago's Lincoln Park was created in 1864.

21. Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors:Black and gold.

22. Sweden imports trash from Norway.

23. In 1925, the 1st motel -the "Motel Inn"- opened in San Luis Obispo, California.

24. Seattle, Washington, like Rome, was built on seven hills.

25. It is illegal to hunt for whales on Sundays in Ohio.

26. Mexico City sinks ten inches (25 cm) per year.

27. There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin, Ireland.

28. Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

29. The first city in America to have a TV station was: Schenectady, NY.

30. The Empire State Building in New York City weighs approximately 365,000 tons.


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