The secret of OKC's beauty is not confined to its museums, or art galleries, or sports arenas, or botanical gardens, in fact, there are a lot of other eye-widening and intriguing things that The Big Friendly city keeps under wraps. Let's unearth a few hidden facts about the Oklahoma City and take a plunge into the pool of one-of-its-kind things that accentuate OKC's exclusivity.
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Eye-popping Facts about Oklahoma City
1. OKC is fondly called "The Big Friendly" in the light of high degree of friendliness throughout the city.
2. The city has been awarded as 'The Most Affordable City in US.' Now, you don't need to give it a second thought while moving to the land of hospitable folks.
3. Forbes rewarded the city with the title, 'The Most Recession Proof City,' when recession was on its high.
4. Oklahomans hardly complaint about being stuck in the standstill traffic. All thanks to Oklahoma City Downtown Renaissance Underway.
5. Combos Snack Foods once called OKC, 'The Manliest City.'
6. America's best Girl Scout cookie seller, Katie Francis belongs to Oklahoma City.
7. Oklahoma City is the birthplace of Olivia Munn who is famous for appearances in film and TV productions.
8. OKC is equidistant from Los Angeles and New York City.
9. Oklahoma City is home to notable celebrity chef, Rick Bayless.
10. Charlie Christian, the father of electric guitar, belongs to Oklahoma City. The city honored him by naming a street after him.
11. The Museum of Osteology, only skeleton museum of US, is nestled in Oklahoma City.
12. Shaped like Oklahoma state, a swimming pool was built at Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion.
13. The largest mound of world is situated in Oklahoma City. It is on American Indian Blvd.
14. The first radio signal to the west of the Mississippi was transmitted from The Oklahoma City radio station, WKY.
15. US Pigeon Museum is located in the Oklahoma City.
16.Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum, America's only firefighter museum, is situated in OKC.
17. Oklahoma City stands amongst the America's cities with lowest cost of living.
18. The word "Oklahoma" is a combination of two Choctaw words, "Okla" and "Humma," and thus means "Red People."
19. The nation got its first parking meter installed in OKC in 1935.
20. "Shopping Carts" were first invented and used in OKC at Standard Food Markets.
21. The Amateur Softball Association of America, US softball organization, is situated in Oklahoma City.
22. The devastating Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995, has been declared the largest domestic terrorist attack on US.
23. OKC is the largest city in Oklahoma.