25 interesting facts about Chicago
• 25 interesting facts about Chicago
25 interesting facts about Chicago. It first appeared a vacuum cleaner, a Ferris wheel, zipper, and soap operas. The longest continuous street in the world is located in Chicago. And the world's first skyscraper was built here. Learn more about this great American city.
1. Chicago River - the only river in the world that flows in the opposite direction.
2. The publication of the magazine Playboy began in Chicago in 1953.
3. Zipper izbretena was here in 1851.
4. The Ferris wheel was invented here in 1893.
5. Chicago is one of the last free zoos Linkoln Park Zoo.
6. In the Chicago Institute of Arts Museum is the largest (after the Louvre), a collection of Impressionist paintings.
7. America's first blood bank was opened here in 1937.
8. The very longest street in the world is located here: Western Avenue stretches for 23, 5 miles.
9. Here is the world's largest free festival of street food Taste of Chicago.
10. Every year the city receives 35 million tourists from all over the world.
11. Radio Chicago introduced in such a fashion genre as "soaps."
12. In the current prototype kinovselennoy DC Comics Gotham City has become Chicago, not New York.
13. The first fully colored TV channel began broadcasting in Chicago in 1956.
14. airless paint spraying method was invented in Chicago.
15. The vacuum cleaner was invented in Chicago in 1868.
17. From the observation deck tower Willis Tower is visible at once 4 states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
18. The city has as many as 552 of the park!
19. The first McDonald's restaurant franchise was opened in the Chicago suburb of Des Plenz in 1955. At present, it houses the Museum Corporation.
20. "Main Street America" - the legendary Route 66 - starts here.
21. The Chicago born Walt Disney.
22. The first open heart surgery in America was held in Chicago in 1893.
23. In 1885, in Chicago, there was the first skyscraper. 10-storey building, Home Insurance Building was the height of 42 meters.
24. The first American car racing was held in Chicago in 1895.
25. The prototype of the first mobile phone was created by an employee of Motorola in Chicago by Martin Cooper.