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Ive been wanting to make a thread like this for awhile but i was just to lazy.

BUT while im feeling non-lazy ill go ahead and do it.

Whats some cool interesting facts about where you live whether it being where you currently live or where you where born. doesnt really matter.


Ill start of course


The town i live in now was actually the first capital of Texas

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my city was home to current head coach to the Indianapolis colts. and he had an impressive first season as head coach. unfortunately they'll probably lose to my favorite team (the chargers) in the afc championship game.

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The first person to survive a plunge over Niagra Falls without a safety device is from my town.

There's about a dozen former and current pro athletes that reside here.

I actually went to HS with NPH's man-wife.

We have the largest HS campus in my state.

Our marching band has won multiple national championships.

We have been ranked in the top 20 safest cities in the nation in multiple years.

Ironically, there are a couple of murders that have made national attention. (not cool)

/off the top of my head

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The Mississippi River starts in Minnesota.

We have 10,000 and some odd lakes.

Prince and Bod Dylan are from Minnesota.

John Dillinger, and Baby Face Nelson were involved in shootouts in both Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Hastings, Minnesota. In both instances members of their gang were killed by authorities. I have lived in both cities. One currently and one formerly, and we are moving back to Hastings in the coming months.

Jesse James attempted to rob a bank in Northfield, MN, but the townspeople resisted. Two people were killed during the robbery as well as members of James' gang. Jesse and his brother escaped, but the rest the gang was either captured or killed after fleeing Northfield

I know there is more because Saint Paul has a lot of ties to gangsters and prohibition in the 30's but that's all I've got at the moment.

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first place LSD was tested on humans, Dillinger shot a hole through the roof of a bar back in the day, and one of my good friends just made the PGA, debuts tomorrow ironically.

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Posted by RyanC

The Mississippi River starts in Minnesota.

We have 10,000 and some odd lakes.

Prince and Bod Dylan are from Minnesota.

John Dillinger, and Baby Face Nelson were involved in shootouts in both Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Hastings, Minnesota. In both instances members of their gang were killed by authorities. I have lived in both cities. One currently and one formerly, and we are moving back to Hastings in the coming months.

Jesse James attempted to rob a bank in Northfield, MN, but the townspeople resisted. Two people were killed during the robbery as well as members of James' gang. Jesse and his brother escaped, but the rest the gang was either captured or killed after fleeing Northfield

I know there is more because Saint Paul has a lot of ties to gangsters and prohibition in the 30's but that's all I've got at the moment.



Got this from 50states.com

Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.

The first open heart surgery and the first bone marrow transplant in the United States were done at the University of Minnesota.

Tonka Trucks were developed and are continued to be manufactured in Minnetonka.

The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields --- 9.5 million square feet.

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About it.

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The Beatles where born, raised and first got together in mine.
It has the largest shopping place in Europe.
The Wolfs lare is in it.
It won capital of culture 2008.
It has the fifth largest cathedral in the world.
The world's first public health officer Dr William Henry Duncan began work there in 1841.
It has a stone structure older than stonehenge.

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I live in a town without a stoplight. High School with about 160 kids (grades 9-12). Not much goes on around here really.

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If you like smoking weed... Vancouver, BC is the place for you

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I work at a bar (it's changed names and ownerships since then) that Death Cab for Cutie played back in the day. I also regularly drink at a bar in my town that has served Ted Bundy, The Hillside Strangler, and the D.C. Sniper.

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The privately owned King Ranch in south Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
Texas’s native horny toad is actually a lizard and can shoot blood from its eyes
Bracken Cave, near San Antonio, is home to about 20 million bats
Corn has been grown in Texas for at least two thousand years
Texas has 15 kinds of rattlesnakes
Ima Hogg was the real name of a Texas governor’s daughter
Texans fought a battle after the end of the Civil War because they hadn’t heard the war was over
The town of Sweetwater holds the annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-up. Events include snake charming, snake weigh-ins, and eating fried rattlesnake meat!
Many Texas roads or highways have the initials FM before the number (e.g., FM 1960). It’s not a radio station; it means Farm-to-Market road.
More than five thousand wildflower species grow in Texas
Texas has only one natural lake
Texas has had seven different capitals

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Posted by kopower
Got this from 50states.com

Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.

The first open heart surgery and the first bone marrow transplant in the United States were done at the University of Minnesota.

Tonka Trucks were developed and are continued to be manufactured in Minnetonka.

The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields --- 9.5 million square feet.



I didn't even think of Tonka trucks or MOA. Good call.

I did not know about the U of M facts either. Very cool.

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A couple of not-so-cool things about Boston:

In 1919, a storage tank holding more than 2 million gallons of molasses burst. The wave of molasses was more than 8 feet high and, moving at more than 30 mph, derailed a train and killed 15 people, several horses, and a few dogs. Many of the buildings in the neighborhood are still there today and, according to local lore, on hot Summer days you can still smell molasses.

One of our local baseball clubs turned down the opportunity to sign Jackie Robinson before the Brooklyn Dodgers did. They also had Pee-Wee Reese in their Minor League system, but sold him to Brooklyn before he reached the majors. That team didn't win a championship for another 58 years. Our other Major League club passed on signing Willie Mays while he was still in the minors. That team left town 2 years after Mays made his debut for the Giants.

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