Thursday, December 28, 2006

Missouri Facts I Never Knew

These facts were all found on Legends Of America so I am not responsible for their accuracy.

Called the Brothel Law, it is illegal in Missouri for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling.

St. Louis offers more free, major visitor attractions than anyplace outside of the nation's capital. These include the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, Cahokia Mounds, Museum of Westward Expansion, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Grant's Farm and more.

Anyone under the age of 21 who takes out household trash containing even a single empty alcohol beverage container can be charged with illegal possession of alcohol in Missouri.

Missouri was the third most fought-over state in the Civil War, right after Virginia and Tennessee.

The first successful parachute jump to be made from a moving airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis, in 1912.

Kansas City has more miles of boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any city except Rome.

St. Louis was the site of the demonic possession incident that inspired the book, and later the movie, "The Exorcist."

Iced Tea was first served at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904

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