10 Things About Boston You Never Knew

10 Things About Boston You Never Knew

Boston is a pretty cool city, right? As one of the oldest cities in the US, it has some interesting history to it and there are reminders of this all around. Today, it is home to some of the best schools and hospitals in the world and many great companies as well. Among all these reasons to love Boston are some pretty neat facts you may have never known:

  1. “Fenway Green” is actually a patented color.

  2. Boston’s Ted Williams Tunnel is the deepest in the country, running 90 feet below ground.

  3. Revere Beach was the first public beach in the United States.

  4. The Fig Newton got its name from the Massachusetts suburb.

  5. Boston is named after a town in England where many of its original settlers were from.

  6. More than a third of Boston’s population are college students.

  7. Christmas was banned in Boston for 22 years.

  8. John Hancock Tower boasts 13 acres of glass.

  9. Happy Hour is against the law (OK, you may have known that one!)

  10. The largest art theft in history happened in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (over $300 Million!)

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