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20 Fun Facts about Los Angeles

 

Los Angeles definitely unique. In addition to a long history, LA is home to Hollywood stars, extremely large, and always busy.

Fun Facts about LA

  1. Los Angeles was initially called “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles sobre el Rio Porciuncula,” which in Spanish translates to “The Town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels on the Porciuncula River.”

  1. By 1923, nearly 25% of the world’s oil was produced in Los Angeles.

  1. Within the Los Angeles coroner’s office is a gift shop.

  1. Thomas Edison, who lived in New Jersey, held most of the patents for the country’s film. To get away from his claims on intellectual property, filmmakers headed west to LA, which is now the capital of the film industry.

  1. Affluent Beverly Hills was originally a ranch on which lima beans were grown.

  1. Originally, the Santa Monica Pier was intended as protection for a sewage pipe through which treated sewage was dumped into the ocean.

  1. A tar pit containing the remains of American lions, giant sloths, saber-toothed cats, and a mammoth named Zed was discovered in 2006.

  1. The famous Hollywood sign originally read “Hollywoodland.”

  1. The incline of the Angels Flight is among the shortest of all incorporated railways throughout the world at just 320 feet long.

  1. Goats are used to keep the grounds around the Getty Museum pristine.

  1. Forever Cemetery is where a large number of stars are buried, including Mel Blanc, the voice of “Looney Toon” characters. In true Blanc style, his tombstone reads, “That’s all folks.”

  1. Licking a toad in Los Angeles is illegal.

  1. Baggy suits (zoot suits) are prohibited.

  1. Driving over 2,000 sheep down Hollywood Boulevard is illegal.

  1. Weighing 340 tons, the largest boulder ever transported is just outside of LA.

  1. Initially, so much light reflected from the steel walls of the Walt Disney Concert Halls that temperatures reached 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

  1. There are 65 Angelenos legally named “Jesus Christ.”

  1. It is illegal to have more than one child under the age of 2 in a bathtub together.

  1. Crying on the witness stand is also illegal.

  1. Pickles cannot be manufactured within the downtown industrial zone.

First-Hand Experiences

To experience many of the fun things in LA first-hand, you can hire a limo from Exclusive Sedan. Whether you want to ride in an actual limousine, minibus, coach, SUV, sedan, or something else, limousine companies often provide touring services.

Posted on Aug 05 2015

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