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Where are you from? Tell us 1 interesting fact about where you live.

  1. jim4jo profile image55
    jim4joposted 10 years ago

    Hi, I was just wondering where in the world HubPages users live.
    Mostly in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, India? Let's see if we can find out. Although not very scientific (in fact, not at all!) I thought it might be an interesting thread.
    Me? I'm from the great city of Liverpool in the United Kingdom and my one interesting fact about Liverpool is that it is the current 'European City of Culture' for 2008 (ok, there are loads of interesting facts - thinks..... maybe I should change the thread to 5, 10 or 20 interesting facts!)
    Looking forward to hearing where you all come from and learning something about where you live.

    1. profile image47
      johncoxxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well I am from New York. It is known as the trade centre in the world.
      http://www.wellnessstarts.com/vierect-p … views.html

    2. SwaggeretteMom profile image57
      SwaggeretteMomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My family and I live outside of Houston Texas in a little city full of oil refineries, and the a home to the "Gulf Disaster Starters" BP ... Its kind of scary living here due to the fact that we are so close to all these plants that could blow up at anytime, and often hear the warning sirens to go inside from the nearby plants just as a safety precaution as well as a "drill" sometimes. I am about 5 minutes away from a beach here, or I can drive to Galveston if I want.

    3. goldenpath profile image71
      goldenpathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Southwest Iowa:  Home of the Great Flood of 1993, Home of the Loess Hills which geology is shared by only one place on Earth - China.  Other than that, not much else.

    4. Jaspals profile image79
      Jaspalsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am from India( Jalandhar in North India) These days I am in Melbourne on Business Visa. Really enjoying my trip.

    5. profile image0
      Charlinexposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I live in Toronto, Canada. A few of my hubs will give you some ideas of Toronto with many photos.

      Here is a new one on the scenic beaches along Lake Ontario in Toronto: http://hubpages.com/hub/Photo-Guide-to-Toronto-Beaches

      I hope you will enjoy.

      1. profile image58
        stoneyyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Beautiful photos.  smile

    6. profile image58
      stoneyyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Born and raised in Motown and currently living in the mountains of S. Oregon.  We're surrounded by volcanoes and the earthquake faults are reminiscent of shattered glass.

  2. covcarbine profile image51
    covcarbineposted 10 years ago

    I come from Oxford in the Uk ,great place. One fact about oxford is it most likely has the best university in the UK.

  3. Peter M. Lopez profile image86
    Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years ago

    The Great State of Texas, USA

  4. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    I think this offers the best answers about me, the Relâche Hub

  5. In The Doghouse profile image83
    In The Doghouseposted 10 years ago

    I make So. CAL my humble abode.  We are famous for sunshine, beaches, Disneyland, Hollywood, crowded freeways, and, oh yes, earthquakes, fires, and mudslides.  cool

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image86
      Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Doghouse, I was sure your humble abode would have been in the backyard somewhere.

  6. Zsuzsy Bee profile image89
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 10 years ago

    I live just a few miles away from Point Pelee which is in Ontario Canada. It's the most southern
    point equal in latitude to the northern border of California. Compared to the rest of Canada our winters here are a lot milder with less snow etc. but momentarily we're still in the deep freeze.
    Zs

  7. stephhicks68 profile image90
    stephhicks68posted 10 years ago

    I live in Central Oregon, USA.  Bend, to be precise.  A former, sleepy resort town (great skiing and summering - you can count on sunny weather), in the past 15 years, a huge influx of residents have come here from California, Arizona, and Washington - among other states - driving up housing costs and making it one of the fastest growing small cities in the country.

    Its still a beautiful, cool place to live.  Can't beat a 5 minute commute.  I ride my bike when the snow doesn't cover the streets.  Then its a 20 minute commute.  :-)

  8. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Cote D'Azur, France - Lovely beaches, sunshine, clear blue water and too many scooters smile - I spent Sunday Afternoon playing boules in the sun with some friends.

    1. caspar profile image64
      casparposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, stop trying to make us jealous.  At least I can get a decent pint of beer where I live...Burton-on-Trent (in England for those of you who've never heard of it). 

      http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/eatdrink009.gif

    2. profile image58
      stoneyyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lovely place from the photos I've seen and the freedom to go skyclad.

  9. stephen_patt profile image54
    stephen_pattposted 10 years ago

    I am originally from Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Great fact only city I know currently without a hotel (was a few blown up in the troubles but before my time).

    Now living in Loughborough, one of the best places for sport in the UK.

  10. profile image0
    Lauren Romanoposted 10 years ago

    I'm from New Jersey, USA. I'm about 15-20 minutes away from New York City, I have a diner within 5 minutes of every direction, the beach is an hour away in one direction, the woods is an hour away in the other direction and we get every type of weather.

  11. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    Australia.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I forgot to mention an interesting fact about where I live...

      It has me residing here.

      1. livelonger profile image96
        livelongerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        tongue

        I'm living in Oakland, California - it's often perceived as the crime-ridden sister city to SF, but honestly it feels safer (and downright sleepy) compared to SF. It's also stunningly beautiful on Lake Merritt (where I live) and much cheaper and warmer (!) to live in compared to SF.

        Interesting fact: Along with Long Beach (near L.A.), Oakland is the most ethnically diverse city in the U.S. and 150 languages are spoken here.

  12. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Ahhhhh.... Pedigree............

  13. joetaylor profile image52
    joetaylorposted 10 years ago

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA...  Couple interesting facts.. We have Summerfest!  According to the Guinness Book of World Records it's the world’s largest music festival. 11 Days... somewhere in the neighborhood of  12 stages.. Big variety of music.. small to big bands.

    Home of Harley-Davidson and.. and we have a rich brewing history..  cool

    -Joe

  14. amy jane profile image79
    amy janeposted 10 years ago

    I'm freezing here in Connecticut, in a lovely New England town where everyone looks like they just stepped out of a L.L. Bean catalog (except me).  The antique capital of the U.S. I think. Not all that interesting, but very pretty.   We're about an hour from NY, where most of our extended family still lives. 

    I dream of New Mexico, Arizona or Southern California (Doghouse, I'm so jealous)!

  15. robie2 profile image96
    robie2posted 10 years ago

    What a nice idea. I'm enjoying reading this smile

    I live about two hours south of New York City and an hour North of Philadelphia in a small town on the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border--It's filled with lovely Victorian architecture, good restaurants and antique shops and really nice people(about 3,000 of them). It has the look and feel of an old fashioned American town.  I hubbed about it recently--there are some pictures if you want to go have a look

    http://hubpages.com/_hyxqmr7fds6j/hub/A … wn-America

  16. tbartle profile image59
    tbartleposted 10 years ago

    I am from Minnesota but I live in Montana. 

    Missoula, Montana, which is one of the biggest cities in the state, has only one escalator.  It's in Herberger's.

    Minnesota's slogan is "Land of Ten Thousand Lakes."  It's an exaggeration.  An UNDER-exaggeration.  There are actually far more than ten thousand.

  17. In The Doghouse profile image83
    In The Doghouseposted 10 years ago

    Amy Jane- It was in the high 70's today, clear and beautiful. 
    Peter, so yes, the backyard is the place to be, by the pool.  Isn't that where all "Doghouses" are?

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image86
      Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You can have your awesome weather.  Sweetwater, Texas is the home of the World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup.  Top that.

  18. ChristineRitter profile image70
    ChristineRitterposted 10 years ago

    Hi, I live in a small town in Ohio. Ohio, home of Cedar Point, a fantastic amuzement park ! We have very cold and snowy Winters, green flowery, rainy Springs, Hot, humid wonderful Summers, And my favorite, Red, orange colorful Autumns.

  19. In The Doghouse profile image83
    In The Doghouseposted 10 years ago

    Peter- I wouldn't dare try.  I also have a love for Texas, my son spent two years there.  I understand that I would never be able to "mess with Texas!"  lol

  20. Tania101 profile image55
    Tania101posted 10 years ago

    I live in Toronto,Canada and its freezing here.

  21. Jondolar profile image79
    Jondolarposted 10 years ago

    I live in Tacoma, Washington, Puget Sound, Pacific Northwest, West Coast, United States of America, North America, Western Hemisphere, Plantet Earth. On clear days, which at this time of year aren't many, I get a fabulous view of Mt. Rainier standing at 14, 410 feet in elevation with its year round snowy peak. Seattle is only a half hour's drive to the north on the freeway.

  22. Diane Inside profile image78
    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    I live in Kentucky, USA, Most famous for horses,and Bluegrass, tobacco is biggest industry, although I think that is declining. Kentucky Derby is held in Louisville every May. And despite popular belief we do wear shoes, and we don't inbreed, lol.

  23. wytegarillaz profile image76
    wytegarillazposted 7 years ago

    I was born in Newport Wales, lived in New Zealand , at the moment we are stopped in Morawa Western Australia doing some work before we carry on along the coastline up around the top of Australia!

  24. wytegarillaz profile image76
    wytegarillazposted 7 years ago

    sorry - the interesting fact about Morawa is that very soon we get surrounded by wildflowers that look stunning !

  25. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    I'm from the land of fruits and nuts and social trend-setting.
    In my particular area we suffer from unrelenting sunshine 10 months out of the year.

    1. profile image58
      stoneyyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard it as 'the land of fruits, nuts, and flakes.'
      smile

      I did spend 3.5 years posted as a 'desert rat.'

  26. Info Bucket profile image70
    Info Bucketposted 7 years ago

    Kerala, India. Climate is the interesting fact here.

  27. profile image0
    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    I am from Norwich in the East of England.....

    We have two cathedrals.... a Church of England one (protestant)...

    http://www.grouptravelorganiser.com/assets/10/29/Norwichcath_fullsize.jpg

    And a catholic one....

    http://www.beatsdesign.co.uk/blog/Images/norwich_catholic_cathedral.jpg

    As well as a castle....

    http://www.tournorfolk.co.uk/norwich/norwichcastle.jpg

    And a shop which sells nothing but Colmans Mustard!

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3320548970_8a7340f78b.jpg

    1. Paradise7 profile image84
      Paradise7posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      WOW!  Great pics!  Thanks.

  28. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    York Pennsylvania, USA. Cold winters, hot summers and fantastical spring and fall weather.
    As to the OP I think one of our quirkiest beliefs is that if you do not eat pork and sauerkraut an New Years Day that you will have a bad year. (probably our German heritage or some really great marketing manager is responsible for that one.)

  29. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    what a nice thread.

    beautiful pics, ryankett.

    I live in sunny Florida, Tampa Bay area. I wrote about it here, http://hubpages.com/hub/Tampa-Bay-Metro … pstone-Hub
    I live 7 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, it's beautiful here.

  30. profile image0
    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Wooster, OH, USA. Original home of Rubbermaid, Wooster Brush, Wooster College, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC),Gerstanslagers, and Smuckers is not far as well as Lehman Bros. Hardware. Used to be the home of Johnny Appleseed, now home of the most colorful character in Wayne County.

    1. profile image58
      stoneyyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The store in Kidron[?] is HUGE!  A hardware 'candy' store. smile

  31. qeyler profile image53
    qeylerposted 7 years ago

    I'm from Bull Bay, Jamaica.
    We've just come out of a State of Emergency.
    Police scraped up 4k people since May.
    Charged a whopping 16 up to this morning.

  32. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I was born in Cuba, NY. Home of Cuba Cheese.

  33. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I'm from a medium-sized town in Connecticut. About the only interesting factoids are that George Washington passed through town twice--once in 1775 and again in 1789--and Moses Y. Beach, the founder of the Associated Press, was born here.

  34. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    I'm from Mad Town USA.  An interesting fact: Wikipedia has a page detailing State Street, our popular pedestrian mall which has the highest concentration of bars & restaurants in the city and which host the annual Freakfest.  (I'm trying to find the length of State Street - it's only about 3000-3500 feet long, or 7 blocks)

    Okay, online maps route me around State Street (since driving isn't permitted) but I'm pretty sure it's only about 1 mile long with 40-60 different restaurants and just about as many bars if not more.  smile

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Street_%28Madison%29


    State Street during Freakfest:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/77/Halloween_on_State_Street.JPG/220px-Halloween_on_State_Street.JPG

  35. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    I am from a place far, far away..."Na,Nu...Na,Nu!"

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/3067092536_a3f78549b7_o.jpg

    But then I arrived in Houston...

    http://indiehouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/houston_skyline_medium.jpg

    Texas!
    http://www.aipg-tx.org/graphics/texas1.jpg

  36. Mike Lickteig profile image84
    Mike Lickteigposted 7 years ago

    I live in Lawrence, Kansas.  A few miles outside of town is the famous Stull Cemetery, where Satan is alleged to appear at the witching hour each Halloween.  Also right outside of town is Black Jack Battlefield, where the first armed conflict over the right to own slaves was fought.  It is considered by many to be the actual beginnings of the Civil War.

  37. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    What a good thread - I love random facts like these.

    The village of Pellanas, a couple of miles away from here, was the birthplace of Beautiful Helen of Troy.

    It may also have been the capital of Lakedaimon and site of the palace of Menelaos.

    http://pellana.abalinx.com/pellana/blog … -evidence/

  38. Amanda Severn profile image97
    Amanda Severnposted 7 years ago

    I live halfway between Brighton and Worthing on the south coast of England. John Pell was born in 1610 in a house close to where I live, and he was the inventor of the division sign in mathematics.

  39. trish1048 profile image74
    trish1048posted 7 years ago

    Born and raised here in New Jersey, USA in a slightly over one mile square town.  My school, Harold G. Hoffman was named after one of our governors, who I learned was a crook!  Why they named my school after him is not clear, and I'll never know.  (not proud of this fact, just so ya know)

  40. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    I hail from the countryside and the swamps of Georgia.  Not many folks live close by.  Wonderful, especially the abundance of wildlife to encounter and photograph!  The fishing and hunting is superior here also!

    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      very cool, I had never seen Georgia before and the swamp land with it's birds are incredible.  Ha glad I checked it out.  Mate, glad now your a snake
      cheers

      http://www.bestphotos.us/photos/full/2675.jpg

  41. BobbiRant profile image60
    BobbiRantposted 7 years ago

    I live in the countryside of Western NY State.  There are many wonderful things to do here if you are an outdoor lover.  We have many gold courses, bike trails and hiking trails, some of the best fishing around and winter is a paradise for skiing, snowmobiles and ice fishing.

  42. profile image0
    DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago

    The town I live in was named for a Missouri senator. 2,550 people live here. The next town over is the dairy capitol of the state. The closest actual City.

    http://www.acctsolution.com/main_wtvl1_350.jpg

  43. Lisa HW profile image70
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I live a couple of towns away from Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts (known, mostly, for their place in America's history).  The town I live in isn't known for anything special.  It's a nice-enough, fresh-airy, suburb developed mostly after the 1960's.  I'm not far from Boston.  I kind of like this video of Boston:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaRieNJn47o

  44. donotfear profile image87
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    I am from a city that is in two states, the state line running right down the middle.

    http://www.retireintexas.org/vgn/tda/files/19589/20099_Texarkana%2005.jpg

  45. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    Toronto, Canada

    http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Atlanta+Thrashers+v+Toronto+Maple+Leafs+5vWMm8Vy9nol.jpg

  46. tony0724 profile image59
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    San Diego - We gotta nice zoo for starts !

  47. profile image0
    Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago

    I reside in a place that boasts 27 million residents in a collective 5 boroughs.

    Unique Facts:
    It takes literally an hour to go 3 miles by train, else express is 30 minutes. Monthly, 500,000 people visit; 25,000 people move to and 10,000 move from. You can get coffee or a four course meal at midnight, walk around the block (a five minute walk) to watch a movie, see a street fight, buy a pack of gum even or stroll across the bridges, where green water silently flows past, on your way to the all night dry cleaners to pick up a shirt for tomorrows business meeting with Donald Trump.

    Legally named: New Amsterdam but titled: New York City

  48. profile image0
    Uma07posted 7 years ago

    Southern India-We have a mixture of cultures and very helpful people.

  49. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Another Californian here, now living in the Mother Lode Country near a town that began in the California Gold Rush of 1849. I can be in Yosemite National Park in less than a hour.

    1. Paradise7 profile image84
      Paradise7posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I envy you that.

  50. profile image45
    honiposted 7 years ago

    I live in the great Land of Lincoln....Illinois

 
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