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Old 07-09-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I'll do 10 for Portland and 10 for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles:

1. Los Angeles is regarded as the entrepreneurial capital of the world. It has about 200,000 small businesses, which is twice as many small businesses that can be found in any other region of the United States. It also has the highest number of women-owned businesses in the country.

2. Los Angeles has more than 80 stage theaters and 300 museums, more than any other U.S. city.

3. The port of Los Angeles is the busiest in the U.S. and when combined with the adjacent port of Long Beach, it is the 5th busiest in the world (busiest port outside of Asia).

4. Greater Los Angeles has the third highest gross metropolitan product in the world, after only Tokyo and New York.

5. There are at least 224 languages spoken in the Los Angeles area. Far more than any other city in the country.

6. Considered the birthplace of the internet.

7. If Los Angeles County were a country, it would have the 18th largest economy in the world; if the entire metropolitan area were counted, it would be the 11th largest.

8. The Los Angeles Convention Center is the largest solar-generating building in North America.

9. 2nd highest percentage of foreign-born residents in the country at at least 40%. 2nd only to Miami.

10. Less than 15" of rainfall per year on average.
I'll finish with ten more, great job

11. The city's name in 1781 as a colony of Spain was El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of the river of Porziuncola)

12. Los Angeles is known for having an extensive freeway system, but in fact it doesn't nearly match the number of people living in its greater area. As of 1999, Greater L.A. had 0.419 lane-miles per 1,000 people, only slightly more than Greater New York City and fewer than Greater Boston, the Washington Metropolitan Area and the San Francisco Bay Area.

13. The University of California, Los Angeles gets more applications than any university in the country (this year it got 55,000 and accepted 21%).

14. L.A. boasts the single largest fuel cell power plant at any university in the world, at the California State University Northridge (CSUN) campus in the San Fernando Valley.

15. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is considered one of, if not the largest, literary festival in the United States with over 140,000 people attending to see some of the finest authors in the country.

16. The French Dip Roast Beef Sandwich originated in Los Angeles at Philippe The Original in downtown.

17. KIIS-FM 102.7 out of L.A. is the top revenue billing radio station in the country with $66.3 million dollars made in 2008.

18. La Opinion of L.A. is the most read Spanish-language newspaper in the United States.

19. In 1958 television station KTLA became the first to use a news helicopter.

20. Los Angeles is the only North American city to host the Olympics twice.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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Can you please prove otherwise??? I don't have a bubble to be burst, I'm just curious what statistic says it is not.

In the 2000 census, it was 4th for cities with more than 250,000 people: List of United States cities by population density - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

However I did check the updated census estimates for 2007 and Santa Ana may be 5th for 250,000+ plus cities. Chicago's 2007 population density is 12,649/sq mi. Boston's is 12,561/sq mi and then Santa Ana's is 12,530/sq mi. Newark would be the next most densely populated with more than 250,000 people at a density of 11,400/sq mi.

So either way, Santa Ana is either the 4th or 5th most densely populated city in the country with more than 250,000 people (unless you are going to show me otherwise, which I really don't mind).
You are right, my bad. In order it goes NYC, SF, Chicago, Santa Ana, Boston.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Amsterdam (and a bit of the Netherlands)

1) Has more museums per square meter than any other city
2) Home to the world's oldest stock exchange
3) Was once the wealthiest city in the world
4) Has more bikes than people
5) Home to the tallest people in Europe (and some say the tallest in the world)
6) Nearly a third of all journeys in the country are made by bicycle
7) The third largest agricultural exporter in the world
8) The first nation to legalize gay marriage and euthanasia
9) "Transactions" in the Red Light District account for about $100 million dollars per year
10) The "transactions" may soon come to an end. As a result of human trafficking/crime, Amsterdam will be closing down a majority of the windows/coffee shops.
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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Syracuse
-The 24 second shot clock was first used here in 1954: Shot clock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
-Syracuse had an NBA team from 1948 to 1964 called the Nationals. They are now the Philadelphia 76'ers and they won the 1954-1955 Championship.
-It was a major player in the Underground Railroad
-Has the nickname of "the Salt City" due to being a major Salt Manufacturing city, at one time. It was named after Syracuse on the Island of Sicily, which also was known for salt production.
-It receives more snow that any other major US city.
-Syracuse University was a Methodist college until 1971.
-The Carrier Dome is the largest on campus domed stadium in the US and largest domed stadium in the Northeast.
-The greater University Hill neighborhood was ranked as one of the top 10 neighborhoods in the country by the American Planning Association in 2008. Greater University HillÂ* — Syracuse, New York
-Tom Cruise was born here.
-CENTRO, the transit system, was voted the best mid sized transit system in the US in 2006.
-From 1994-2007, it was the smallest city with a rail system(OnTrack).
-The Erie Canal ran through the city at one time.
-Has one of the oldest public housing projects in the US(Pioneer Homes).
-Has what's considered to be the 9th oldest synogogue in the US. Temple Concord, Syracuse, NY - About Us
-The Syracuse New Times, is one of the oldest alternative newspapers in the US(1969).
-Has one of the best housing markets in the US right now.
-Has 26 neighborhoods. Template:Syracuse Neighborhoods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
-Is home to the NY State Fair
-It's water source is Skaneateles Lake, which is one of the cleanest lakes in the US, while Onondaga Lake, one of the dirtiest lakes in the US, is next to the city
-27% of the city's land area is covered by trees.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Albuquerque

10. Dion's Pizza has a pizza called the "Duke City" with green chile.
I just have to say I love that pizza! I'm so glad Dion's opened up a store in Lubbock.

Speaking of Lubbock, here are a few.
- Lubbock was formed from out of a unique compromise between two rival towns. Lubbock and Monterey were towns on opposite sides if a canyon competing for the county seat and railroad stop. They decided to merge using Lubbock's name and Monterey's townsite. (I kind of wish it was the other way around.)
- Lubbock was named after one of the original Texas Rangers.
- It is considered the 7th windiest city.
- There are over 135 lakes within city limits.
- Lubbock has the tallest building to ever be hit by an F5 tornado. The 274 foot Metro Tower is slightly twisted because of it.
- Lubbock sits in the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world. About 10% of the world's cotton is grown within 100 miles of Lubbock.
- Lubbock was the hometown of Buddy Holly, considered one of the inventors of rock'n'roll. He influenced/inspired many other musicians such as The Beatles and Bob Dylan.
- Lubbock has one of the oldest Native American archaeological sites in the nation, with artifacts dating back to about 12,000 years ago.
- Lubbock is home to the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Phoenix.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:27 AM
 
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This is the best thread on this forum
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:18 AM
 
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I am glad you bit! BTW, interesting facts about Dayton, especially "7. Dayton has the most inventions per capita of any city in the nation."
Thanks, ck26!!!!!

Yes, Dayton earned that namesake from the crazy invention days of the early 1900's when we were had Delco, which made many car parts, along with many other companies such as NCR and Huffy bicycles that frequently improved on their products and the Wright Brothers, as well, who made many modifications to their "flying machine".

Now, we keep the reputation up through Wright-Pattterson Air Force Base, which is a leading technical center for the Air Force and is often the birthplace of many cool seeking and traking advances, along with many other defense-related inventions, along with our strong small business community.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:46 AM
 
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The 20 most interesing things about the South or Midwest
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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This is the best thread on this forum

Thanks for the compliment! Many more are welcomed! (Just a joke).

We need more positive threads on here due to all of the negativity inundating our lives.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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The 20 most interesing things about the South or Midwest

Start it up. I will post something about the south in the thread.
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