I spent a lot of last week in Boston (my wife was running the marathon). Assuming I can find some time, I’ll post some a few thoughts on the trip later this week.
In the meantime, here’s a Boston themed 5 Things…
- The coloured lights on top of the old Hancock building tell the weather: “Solid blue, clear view,” “Flashing blue, clouds due,” “Solid red, rain ahead,” and “Flashing red, snow instead” (during the summer, flashing red means the Red Sox game is rained out).
- The Boston Common is the oldest public park in the US and has been around since 1634.
- Boston was home to the first subway tunnel in the US – Tremont Subway. It opened in 1897.
- On March 10th, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the very first phone call in history from his Boston machine shop.
- The first state-issued car license plates were issued in Boston, because nosy neighbour Frederick Tudor wanted to know who was driving past his house. He got license plate number 1 (and a relative still owns the registration for that plate).
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