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13 Facts About San Francisco You Never Knew Were True

How well do you really know your beloved San Francisco? With its fascinating history comes plenty of tall tales and urban myths, after all. Do you know what is truly the crookedest street? Or how the Golden Gate came to be that color? Next time you’re tested on your authenticity as a local, use this list of fun facts about San Francisco to prove your worth.

Somehow this list makes this city even cooler, right? Any other fun facts about San Francisco that you know of? Let’s hear ‘em!

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (