Philadelphia should be considered the birthplace of weird America. From the very beginning, Philadelphians have been up to some strange shenanigans – from Ben Franklin’s desire to be electrocuted, to the whole “starting a revolution” thing. It’s no wonder that the history of Philadelphia is dotted with interesting events that aren’t taught in our history classes – there simply isn’t enough time to teach them all! How many of these weird Philly facts did you know?

Do you know of any other unusual trivia about Philadelphia? Share your favorite facts in the comments below!

It seems like our city is a city of firsts, and it truly is! Some People Don’t Know That Philadelphia Was The First To Do These 11 Things – including opening a zoo, starting a fire department, and much more.

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