8 Curious Facts about San Francisco

Curious Fact 1: ⁠San Francisco has 10,000 more dogs than children. 

Curious Fact 2: Alcatraz was the only federal prison to offer hot water to prevent prisoners from trying to escape in the cold San Francisco Bay

Curious Fact 3: The Beatles gave their last full (and money-losing) concert at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966. Only 25,000 tickets were sold when the park had room for 42,000 people.

Curious Fact 4: In 1906, most of the city was destroyed by an earthquake and fire.

Curious Fact 5: The U.S. Navy originally planned to paint the Golden Gate Bridge black with yellow stripes. The famed “International Orange” colour was only  meant to be a sealant

Curious Fact 6: San Francisco’s cable cars are the only National Historical Monument that can move

Curious Fact 7: Levi Strauss invented denim jeans in San Francisco for the Gold Rush miners who needed durable yet comfortable clothing

Curious Fact 8: The Chinese fortune cookie was invented by a Japanese resident of San Francisco.

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