Bathroom Book of Southern California Trivia

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Southern California is about as interesting a place as it gets when it comes to amazing places, fascinating curiosities and eccentric people. Read this entertaining and lighthearted collection of facts about this state of sunshine, movie-making and surf. Discover one of the richest and deepest gold mines in the U.S., the origin of the hot fudge sundae, and a community where you face a heavy fine if you molest the butterflies.
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Overview

Southern California is about as interesting a place as it gets when it comes to amazing places, fascinating curiosities and eccentric people. Read this entertaining and lighthearted collection of facts about this state of sunshine, movie-making and surf. Discover one of the richest and deepest gold mines in the U.S., the origin of the hot fudge sundae, and a community where you face a heavy fine if you molest the butterflies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897278291
  • Publisher: Blue Bike Books
  • Publication date: 5/29/2007
  • Series: Bathroom Book Of... Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,149,011
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     7
The Wow Factor
What Sets Southern California Apart     9
State Symbols
What's in a Name?     11
Making it Official     12
Climate
More Than Just Sunshine     17
Averages and Extremes     19
Top 10 Weather Disasters of the Last 100 Years     22
Geography
A Generous-Geography     26
Trivial Numerological Geographical Data     27
Earthquake Central     30
Human Delineations     33
Environment
Wild in California     34
Varied Vegetation     38
People
Population Information     40
California Melting Pot     43
Where the Money Is...and Where It's Not     45
Tourism: Attractions Galore
Roadside Attractions     46
California Dreamin'     54
A Myriad of Museums     59
Is There a Theme Here?     64
Ghostly Encounters     69
A Rag Bag of California History
Community Foundations     72
A Trivia Timeline     76
Communities
The "How" or "Why" behind Place Names     78
Every Town Has a Story     82
Annual Community Events     84
Communities'Claims to Fame     89
All Things Hollywood     94
To Err is Human-Community Disasters     100
California Living
Surfing, Skating, Seeking-Life, California-Style     102
Drugs, Booze and All Things Naughty     105
Sexual Preference     106
Home Economy
Money Matters     109
Taxing Subjects     111
Jobs/No Jobs     113
Industrious Southern California     116
Trivial Transportation
Southern California: One Great Big Freeway     123
Airports     127
Riding the Rails     131
A Dash of Port(s)     133
A Handle on Health
Statistically Speaking     134
Medical Miracles     136
Education
Below the Curve     140
School is Cool!     143
Notable Teachers     148
Politics
Dividing the Pie     149
Voting Trends     151
Notable Figures     153
A Tale from the California Underground     157
Last Political Tidbits     158
The Arts
Murals     159
Artistic Temperament     162
Music     163
Architechture     170
Literature      178
News Media     183
Film and Television     184
Science and Technology
Incredible Inventions     188
Space Cowgirl     191
Law and Crime
California Crime     192
Serious and Seriously Strange Local Laws     194
Most Dangerous Places     198
California Criminals     199
Sports
The Boys of Summer     203
For the Tall and Tall at Heart     208
The Ol' Pigskin     210
Game, Set, Match     213
Some More Spectacular Sports     215
Miscellaneous
A Fury of Firsts and Famous Feats     217
The 10 Best Reasons to Live in Southern California     220
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