Pennsylvania has some of the most interesting, amazing and weird facts, places and historical firsts in the country, and in some cases, the world. Find out more oddities and tidbits about Pennsylvania in this entertaining trivia book:
– It was the first U.S. state to list their website on a license plate
– Indiana County is the Christmas Tree capital of the world
– Benjamin Franklin founded the first public zoo in the United States⎯the Philadelphia Zoo
– The highest point in the state is lower than the lowest point in Colorado
– State law prohibits singing in the bathtub
– In 1940, the state opened the first high-speed, multi-lane highway in the country; the Pennsylvania Turnpike
– The first school in the country to teach driver’s education was the State College Area High School in 1958
– Philadelphia is the site of the first presidential mansion
– Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside and let the horses pass
– Actor Jimmy Stewart was born and raised in the town of Indiana, and each year at Christmas the downtown area is decorated in the theme of the film It’s a Wonderful Life.
And so much more…