10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Atlanta, GA
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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Atlanta, GA

6. Almost all directions in Atlanta include a road named Peachtree.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Atlanta, GA

In honor of the Super Bowl this past weekend, I wanted to write about the city that I call home. Atlanta is the home of bravery, honor, revolution, and so much more. I'm proud to call it home. Even though the Falcons lost Super Bowl LI, I know that Atlanta is where my roots are, and it's where my heart will always be. So without further ado, here are 10 fun facts about Atlanta:

1. The city's symbol is a Phoenix.

Because it's the only city in America to have been destroyed during war time. So the city is almost completely rebuilt after the fact.

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2. Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson airport is the busiest in the world.

Every day, close to 950,119 flights go through this airport, and that was back in 2012! That means close to 100 million passengers going through.

3. Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With the Wind," is from Atlanta.

Now this is a pretty well-known fact. But did you know that it's because she hurt her ankle and was so bored that she decided to write a new novel?

4. Atlanta is the home for Coca-Cola.

And for Delta, Home Depot, UPS, CNN, and...

5. Atlanta is home to the largest gay pride festival in America.

Because love is love is love is love.

6. Almost all directions in Atlanta include a road named Peachtree.

We like our peaches, what can I say?

7. The largest Hindu temple outside of India is located 10 miles out of the city.

And it is completely made out of marble and is absolutely stunning.

8. Atlanta is the state's fifth capital.

After Savannah, Athens, Louisville, and Macon.

9. It's illegal to tie a giraffe to a lamppost or a street lamp.

Yeah, I don't really know how to really explain this one.

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10. Atlanta is considered the birthplace of the nation's Civil Rights Movement.

Even though Atlanta has it's problems, it's worked hard and it will keep working hard to make what is wrong, right.

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