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Nevada Fun Facts & Trivia
Shrimp consumption in
is more than 60,000 pounds a day -- higher than the rest of the country
man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than
himself at any one period during the day.
It would take 288 years for
one person to spend one night in every hotel room in
About 150 couples get married in
is called the Sagebrush State, Silver State, Battle-Born State.
in 1991, courtesy
is the only state to possess a complete skeleton -- approximately 55
feet long -- of an ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile.
In Clark County,
An ordinance makes bringing a
concealable fire arm into the county illegal unless it is registered
Metropolitan Police Department. In order to register a handgun,
however, it must be brought in to the police station.
Nevada's State artifact is
which was created nearly
2,000 years ago. Discovered by archeologists in 1924
during an excavation at Lovelock Cave, the 11 decoys are each formed
of a bundle of bullrush (tule) stems, bound together and shaped to
resemble a canvasback duck.
men who wear moustaches are forbidden
from kissing women.
was made famous by the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the richest
known U.S. silver deposit, in 1859. Gold now far exceeds all
other minerals in value of production.
A 1910 law made it illegal to gamble in
In 1931, the state created two industries,
divorce and gambling. For many years, Reno and
were the "divorce capitals of the nation.” More liberal divorce laws
in many states have ended this distinction, but
is still the gambling capital of the U.S.
It is still "legal" to hang someone for
shooting your dog on your property.
The Golden Gate Hotel and Casino opened in
1906, making it the first hotel and casino to open in
The Dunes, demolished in 1993, was the first
resort to feature topless showgirls in a show called Minsky's Follies.
The Virgin Valley in northern
is the only place in North America where the Black Fire Opal is found in
any significant quantity.
In 1941, the El Rancho Vegas was the first
resort to open on The
Strip (across from what is now The Sahara).
1899 Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The
device became the model for all slots to follow.
The Dunes in 1977
Many of the first hotels on The Strip opened
in the 1950's such as The Desert Inn, The Sands, The Riviera, The Dunes,
Hacienda, Tropicana, Royal
Moulin Rouge and The Stardust.In 1946, Bugsy Siegel opened The Flamingo
Hotel. Some say his involvement with that project is why he was murdered
in 1947 at his mansion in Beverly Hills, California.
In 1966, Howard Hughes begins his infamous
stay at the Desert Inn. By 1968, Hughes purchases the Desert Inn after
being asked to leave by Hotel management.
1996, Wayne Newton celebrated his 25,000th performance while Siegfried and
Roy celebrated their 15,000th performance.
The Stratosphere in
The Stratosphere is the tallest,
free-standing, observation tower in the US and the tallest structure west
of the Mississippi River.
Ice Pavilion is a 16,000-square-foot rink once dismantled and moved to
Reno from Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Camels were used as pack
late as 1870.
against the law in Reno to place a bench in the middle of the street.
Bugsy Siegel named his
Flamingo" for the long legs of his showgirl
sweetheart, Virginia Hill.
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