Facts You Never Knew About L.A.
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
It is illegal to lick a toad in LA
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
Once upon a time Beverly Hills was a lima bean ranch
It is also illegal to drive more than 2000 sheep down the Hollywood Boulevard
The Hollywood sign originally read ‘Hollywoodland’
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