It’s official! The week of rest and relaxation in the form of $50 facials, massages, and several other oooh and ahhh worthy treatments is literally just around the corner, April 12-18th. With spas participating all across North America we thought creating a list of fun facts would add to the excitement. Find out why selling Limburger cheese in Houston might be a bad idea. Read on for more enlightenment. Arizona In Phoenix, you can’t walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on. Atlanta Atlanta was briefly named Marthasville from 1843 – 1844. Austin Austin’s Capitol building is seven feet higher than Washington, DC’s Capitol…and it’s pink! Baltimore Baltimore is home to the first umbrella factory in America, established in 1828. Boston About 250,000 college students live in Boston. Chicago Roller skates, the steel frame skyscraper, the elevated railway, cracker jacks, the zipper, window envelopes, Hostess Twinkies, the pinball game and spray paint were invented in Chicago. Dallas Dallas has the largest bronze monument in the world, Pioneer Plaza, which includes more than 40 larger-than-life longhorn steers, horses and cowboys. It was built to commemorate the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. Denver As the “Baby Boomer” capital of America, Denver has the highest percentage of boomers than any major U.S. city. Detroit Detroit installed the first mile of paved concrete road, just north of the Model T plant, on Woodward Avenue between McNichols and 7 Mile Roads in 1909. D.C. The city of Washington, D.C. was named after George Washington and the District was named in memory of Christopher Columbus. Florida Miami installed the first bank automated teller machine especially for rollerbladers. Houston In Houston it is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday. Las Vegas The city of Las Vegas celebrated its 100th birthday on May 15, 2005. The event celebrated the May 15, 1905 land auction when 110 acres of land in downtown Las Vegas were auctioned off. Los Angeles The City of Los Angeles is the birthplace of the Internet, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, the DC-3, the Mazda Miata, and the Space Shuttle. Long Island In 2001 Long Island residents spent $51.3 million on flowers for their landscaping. Minnesota The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields — 9.5 million square feet. Nashville The very first FM radio station and is known today as Music City, USA, the birthplace of country music. New Jersey New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world. New York New York was the first state to require license plates on cars. North Carolina The first miniature golf course was built in Fayetteville. Orange County Orange County’s economy is larger than all but 31 nations in the world, ranking ahead of Israel, Portugal, and Singapore Pittsburgh Pittsburgh lost the “h” in its spelling in 1891, but after 20 years of protest, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names relented and the “h” was restored. Philladelphia Philadelphia is said to be haunted and ghost tours are a huge tourist attraction. San Antonio Chili was invented in San Antonio in the 18th Century. It officially was “introduced” to the nation at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. San Diego San Diego is rimmed with seventy miles of beaches. San Francisco Denim jeans were invented in San Francisco for the Gold Rush miners who needed tough, comfortable clothing. Seattle Seattleites buy more sunglasses per capita than any other city in the nation. Toronto There are more than 100 languages spoken throughout Toronto. Virginia The first peanuts grown in the United States were grown in Virginia. Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.