Thursday, February 24, 2011

Home to More Than Hollywood


As the second largest city in the United States, Los Angeles is a city that many people call home. Did you know the Great Wall of Los Angeles, the world’s largest mural, can be found there? It stretches 2500 feet along the LA River in San Fernando Valley. The city is home to over 300 museums which is more than any other city in the United States. LA is also the home base for the world’s largest toy manufacturer, Mattel, Inc. Perhaps Mattel’s most well known toy is Barbie who was born in LA in 1959. Other famous things born in LA include the hula-hoop, chaise lounge, space shuttle, and Mickey Mouse.

What interesting people, places, or things “live” in your city? Let us know!

Sources: http://gocalifornia.about.com/cs/losangeles/a/lafacts.htm
http://discoverlosangeles.com/guides/fun-facts/did-you-know.html

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