We love our state, and aaaall the mysteries that reside within our borders. It’s a neat thing, to peel back the layers of Tennessee and figure out all the stories we have hidden in history – all the strange, crazy occurrences that have happened on this little piece of ground. Let’s see if you know any of them…
10. Tabasco sauce in barrel..?
Tabasco sauce is aged in the barrels once used by Jack Daniel's Distillery.
9. One chair you never want to sit in
The Tennessee electric chair was actually built from the remains of the state gallows in 1916.
8. This eel sure is chatty
Miguel Watson, an electric eel in the Tennessee Aquarium, tweets. Yep. He's on Twitter @EelectricMiguel and sends out a tweet when he emits a certain level of electricity.
7. Cracker Barrel is the real deal
All the decor is real and handpicked by a small team of dedicated, very talented, Tennessee men.
6. The Nashville Curse was broken!
By Paramore, by becoming the first band actually from the Nashville area to go platinum - the curse existed for twenty years.
5. A heart of gold behind bars of iron
In 2007, a man on death row requested his last meal - a pizza - be given instead to a homeless man. His request was formally denied.
4. Don't touch that remote...
February 7th, 2008 was a rough day for Nashville - Comcast broadcast pornography instead of Cartoon Network for over AN HOUR. Who got fired for that one, huh?
3. Jack Daniel's has a rough road
Lynchburg is located in a dry county, so Jack Daniel's Distillery is caught in a tight bind with liquor rules.
2. Chattanooga broadband is KILLER
Roughly running 200 times faster than the national average. Anyone smell a conspiracy...?
1. Dolly Parton's hubby is an interesting dude
He runs an asphalt business in Tennessee, and has only watched his woman perform amongst the public once.
Weird stuff. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever heard about that happened in Tennessee?