Nevada June 29, 2015
23 Interesting Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The State Of Nevada
If you think you know everything there is to know about the state of Nevada, you might want to think again. Whether you’re a resident of Silver state or just plan to visit soon, here are 23 Nevada facts you probably didn’t know…
1. Carson City is one of only two U.S. capital cities that borders another state.
2. Nevada means "snow-covered" in Spanish.
3. Nevada is pronounced "Nev-ADD-ah." Not "Nev-AH-dah."
4. The sum of all the numbers on a Roulette wheel equal 666.
5. With an average of 201 sunny days per year, Winnemucca is one of the sunniest towns in Nevada.
6. The oldest skeletons of early men ever found in the U.S. were found in Hidden Cave, in 1949.
7. Even though Goldfield was once the largest city in Nevada, it's now the second-smallest county seat in the U.S.
8. Kangaroo rats can live their entire lives in the Mojave Desert without water.
9. At 60,000 pounds, there is more shrimp consumed in Las Vegas per day than the rest of the country combined.
10. There is an estimate of 100 miles of total underground shafts and tunnels on the Comstock.
11. Blue jeans (Levis) were invented by Reno-based tailor Jacob Davis.
12. Lake Tahoe is the third deepest lake in the U.S.
13. Nevada is one of only seven states without a lottery.
14. Mark Twain's writing career began with a position as a reporter at the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise.
15. Over 40 million people visit Las Vegas each year.
16. It's illegal to drive a camel on any highway in Nevada.
17. The Stratosphere Tower is the tallest, free-standing observation tower in the U.S.
18. Nevada has more than 44,000 acres of man-made reservoirs, over 2,000 miles of streams, and 23 designated wilderness areas.
19. Virginia City is believed to be the most haunted town in the U.S.
20. Nevada was the only U.S. state that allowed boxing in 1910.
21. The Federal Government owns approximately 87% of Nevada's land.
22. Construction worker "hard hats" were first invented in 1933 specifically for the workers on Hoover Dam.
23. The Las Vegas Strip may only be 4.2 miles long, but it has over 75,000 miles of neon.
What other interesting Nevada facts can you add to the list? Post in the comments below!