:: Between 1975 and 1988, city-wide legislation prohibited the use of the words â€œNew Yorkâ€ or â€œChicago-styleâ€ in describing foodstuffs.
:: Our city was home to the next-to-last surviving Passenger Pigeon, Matilda. Matilda passed away August 22, 1914.
:: Number of businesses within the city limits with â€œHugsâ€ in its name: Three (The â€œBun Huggsâ€ clearance jeans outlet store, the â€œHuggable Houndsâ€ pet salon and â€Hugs Hugs and More Hugsâ€ creative gift boutique)
:: Number of businesses within the city limits with â€œKissesâ€ in its name: Seven (including â€œCuddly Kissesâ€ custom made teddy bear emporium, â€œMrs. Kissesâ€ childrenâ€™s daycare, and â€œKissesâ€ gentlemenâ€™s club)
:: Number of businesses within the city limits with â€œHugs and Kissesâ€ in its name: One (â€œHugs and Kisses,â€ bed-and-breakfast operated by former â€œBallad of Billie Jeanâ€ actress Helen Slater and her husband Kevin)
:: The human population of the city surpassed the cattle population in 1856.
:: The â€œPhoton Torpedo Prankstersâ€ make an annual one-night event of painting Star Trek uniforms on statues around the city (donâ€™t worry, the Pranksters make sure to use washable paint). This year, targets included painting the statue of Pinnochio at Mabel Tripp Gardensâ€™ Wonderland Walk to resemble Enterprise engineer Geordi LaForge, tinting the fiberglass cow outside of City Hall in the colors of an original series medical officer, and – as usual – the bronze statue of President William Taft in Mabel Tripp Gardens painted to resemble James T.Kirkâ€™s Starfleet Academy tormentor, Finnegan.
:: The Digital Clock Wall at Mabel Tripp Gardens contains more than twenty-five hundred digital clocks, ranging anywhere from an inch to several feet across in size, and many coming from as far away as China.
– D. Andrews, J. Morris
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