Tennessee July 17, 2015
10 MORE Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The State Of Tennessee
Tennessee is full of surefire surprises, and we keep finding them all the time! We’ve put together a few for your absolute viewing pleasure, so take a look and let us know your thoughts – we LOVE learning all about Tennessee, and we know who has the inside scoop. YOU.
10) It's illegal by written law to operate a vehicle while sleeping in Tennessee. Because we were so tempted, hey?
9) It's ALSO completely illegal to fish off of another person's fishing hook.
8) Graceland is the second most visited private residence in the United States - only the White House beats it out annually.
7) Iroquois, a Tennessee bred racehorse was the first American winning horse of the English Derby, and Secretariat was bred from his line. Crazy!
6) Hollywood bombshell Megan Fox spent the whole of her early childhood in Tennessee.
5) Morris Frank, a blind Vanderbilt student, began The Seeing Eye, Inc. in Nashville after hearing a rumor that the animals could be used to assist.
4) Did you know that the 'smoky' mountain term is bred from extensive vegetation that traps moisture and releases it as a mist? So neat.
3) While we're talking about it, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known as the salamander capital of the world. There are thirty different species that live in the park!
2) William Strickland, the head engineer behind the state capitol building, died during the construction of the building and was entombed in the walls. Gulp.
1) Sweet Fanny Adams is the oldest professional theater in East Tennessee, located in Gatlinburg
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