Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The City of Los Angeles

Alrighty folks! I'm visiting Los Angeles, California for the next few weeks, and I've been reading Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey--which, by the way, is a total commitment considering it is a book made up of 501 pages of very small font--and it's all about LA. One of the chapters (so far...I'm about 300 pages in) has "tons and tons and tons of fun" facts about Los Angeles. Here's a few of the ones that caught my fancy:

It is illegal to manufacture pickles in the industrial zone of downtown Los Angeles.

The economy of the County of Los Angeles is larger than that of forty-six of the fifty states in the United States of America.

For some reason that, despite extensive scientific research, remains unknown, potato chips weigh more in Los Angeles than in any other part of America.

There is more pornography produced in Los Angeles than in the rest of the world combined.

In 1886, the official slogan of the Los Angeles Travel Bureau was--"Los Angeles is the Chicago of California!"

The average citizen of Los Angeles consumes 250 tacos a year.

Isn't is interesting the things you learn that have no real application in your daily life? Unless you play very specific trivia games. Then, you. are. welcome.

Pic from Numero #123 with Eniko Mihalik by Ben Hasset

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