Facts You Never Knew About LA

DID YOU KNOW?

When LA was founded, the city’s full name was El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles sobre el Rio Porciuncula which translates to The Town of our Lady Queen of the Angels on the Porciuncula River

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It is illegal to lick a toad in LA 

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The film industry ended up in LA after moving away from Thomas Edison in New Jersey. At the time, Edison held most of the country’s film patents. Filmmakers fled to LA to avoid Edison’s intellectual property claims

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 Once upon a time Beverly Hills was a lima bean ranch

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It is also illegal to drive more than 2000 sheep down the Hollywood Boulevard

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The Hollywood sign originally read ‘Hollywoodland’ 

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Every spring, the Getty Museum hires goats to maintain the scrub around its grounds 

The famous Santa Monica pier was originally designed to protect a sewage pipe

If Los Angeles were its own country, its economy would be bigger than Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Sweden’s