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Lousiana Trivia

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I saw this idea on another forum and that it would be a fun idea. Just post what trivia fact you know/find about Louisiana. I'll start off.

Louisiana operated under 5 capitals, 7 before it became a state in 1812.

Mobile Bay

Biloxi

New Orleans

Donaldsonville

Opelousas

Shreveport

Baton Rouge

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I saw this idea on another forum and that it would be a fun idea. Just post what trivia fact you know/find about Louisiana. I'll start off.

Louisiana operated under 5 capitals, 7 before it became a state in 1812.

Mobile Bay

Biloxi

New Orleans

Donaldsonville

Opelousas

Shreveport

Baton Rouge

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Louisiana has one bridge for every three miles of road.

I think I might have too much fun in this thread. :P

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Wow yall. Neat stuff. Very interesting too.

EBR Parish has the most single bridges over bayou's, creeks, rivers, etc in the state.

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Storyville was New Orleans' most famous & notorious red-light district.

The Superdome in New Orleans is the worlds largest steel-constructed room unobstructed by posts.

Height: 273 feet (82.3 meters), Diameter of Dome: 680 feet (210 meters), Area of Roof: 9.7 acres, Interior Space: 125,000,000 cubic feet, Total floor footage: 269,000 sq. ft. (82,342 sq. meters), Electrical Wiring: 400 miles (640 kilometers)

The Saint Charles streetcar line in New Orleans and the San Francisco, California cable cars are the nation's only mobile national monuments

Baton Rouge's Flag is a field of crimson representing the Indian nations that once resided there.

The first Tarzan movie was filmed in Louisiana, 1917.

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The first Tarzan movie was filmed in Louisiana, 1917.

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I couldn't pass this one up:

In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered a simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth is considered an aggravated assault.

:rofl:

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^ :rofl:

The Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans has been one of the 5 most photographed buildings in the U.S. for at least two decades.

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The Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans has been one of the 5 most photographed buildings in the U.S. for at least two decades.

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I couldn't pass this one up:

In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered a simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth is considered an aggravated assault.

:rofl:

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According to Yahoo!Maps there are

  • Only one New Orleans, but 12 Olreans

  • 2 Baton Rouges

  • 1 Shreveport

  • 17 Lafayettes

  • 14 Alexandrias

  • 27 Monroes

  • 1 Lake Charles

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According to Yahoo!Maps there are
  • Only one New Orleans, but 12 Olreans

  • 2 Baton Rouges

  • 1 Shreveport

  • 17 Lafayettes

  • 14 Alexandrias

  • 27 Monroes

  • 1 Lake Charles

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Much of New Orleans' rich musical heritage originated in the 13th Ward. Notable musicians like Percy Humphrey, the Neville Bros (grew up on Valence St.) and Leon Roppolo all came up in this ward.

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neworleanshouse.jpg-This mansion was used during the New Orleans season of Real World. After the N.O. season, this mansion was returned into a single-family residence, but not before it fell into severe disrepair.

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In 1967, local sports visionary David Dixon and Louisiana governor John J. McKeithen toured the Astrodome in Houston, McKeithen was quoted as saying, "I want one of these, only bigger," in reference to the Astrodome itself. Eight years later, the Louisiana Superdome opened for its first New Orleans Saints game, and McKeithen certainly got his "bigger" wish, as the entire Houston Astrodome can fit inside the Superdome with all kinds of room to spare.

FYI, David Dixon eventually ended up founding the short-lived USFL in 1983.

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Barq's Root Beer originated in the French Quarter in 1890.

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Funny I would come across this as I'm drinking a can of A&W Root Beer!

A&W is my brand, but my wife loves Barq's. That's pretty cool, I guess I never knew that.

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You only say that because you're from The Big Easy!! If you were from Boston, you'd be singing A&W's praises. ;)

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Another piece of interesting trivia, of Louisiana's three largest cities, only one doesn't have a tower taller than 400 feet. But I'm not naming any names... ;)

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Something I've observed is that Baton Rouge is Metro 21 and it's the 21st biggest city in the south.

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The Port of South Louisiana is the nation's largest trading port with Latin America, even larger than the port of Miami.

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New Orleans' Calliope & Melpomene Projects are named for Greek goddesses, who represented muses of epic poetry & tragedy, respectively.

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who represented muses of epic poetry & tragedy, respectively.

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