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Louisville Kentucky Fun Facts

Louisville Kentucky Fun Facts

  • Louisville’s Waterfront Park is comprised of 85 acres
  • 90% of the United States’ disco balls are produced in Louisville each year
  • The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi-style sternwheeler steamboat in existence- She will be 100 years old in 2014!.Downtown
  • There are 2,500 restaurants in Louisville
  • The replica of Babe Ruth’s 34-inch Louisville Slugger bat weighs 68,000 pounds, is made of steel, stands 120 feet tall and is located at Louisville Slugger Museum
  • 60 tons of firework shells used each year at Thunder Over Louisville, North America’s largest annual pyrotechnics show
  • There are 554 roses used in the garland of roses presented to the winner of the Kentucky Derby
  • 100,000 Mint Juleps are poured during the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks
  • Population of Louisville metropolitan statistical area in 2000 was 1,025,598
  • There are 1,300 animals at the 134-acre Louisville Zoo
  • There are 220 acres of exposed, Devonian age fossil beds (located at the Falls of the Ohio State Park
  • The largest collection of Victorian homes in the United State and the 3rd largest historically preserved district in the United States is located in Old LouisvilleTiger
  • 17 tons of Kentucky...

Most Affordable Cities

Are you looking to move to one of America’s most affordable cities? You should consider the amazing city of Louisville, Kentucky. National recognition is nice, but we all know our city is a gem.

Another year, another award for the great city of Louisville, KY. According to Forbes, Louisville ranks 8th of the most affordable cities in the U.S. How great is that?

How Forbes Ranks Affordable Cities:  Here is how Forbes went about creating their rankings. First we looked at housing affordability, using the Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo WFC +0.26%. The quarterly index weighs median prices for homes sold against median income levels to determine the percentage of homes that are affordable to residents making the median income (the national median is $64,400). Then, Forbes factored in cost of living number and weighted the results with the same method that the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses for it’s Consumer Price Index (CPI).  Looking at the results, it’s clear that the best bang for your buck, when considering most affordable cities, keeps you in America’s South or Midwest. Both the Northeast and West are quite expensive.

Most Affordable Cities: Here is the list of the Top 10 Most Affordable Cities in America.

1. Buffalo, N.Y.

2. Memphis, Tenn.

3. Cincinnati, Ohio

4. Dayton, Ohio

5. Knoxville, Tenn.

6. Akron, Ohio

7. Grand Rapids, Mich.

8. Louisville, KY

9. Oklahoma City, Okla.

10. Warren, Mich.

As you can see, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan did quite well landing multiple affordable cities in this list. At the end of the day, if you are comparing the most affordable cities in the U.S. you should definitely give Louisville some consideration. Located in the...

March Madness

There is a billion dollar prize for correctly predicting all 63 games in the NCAA College basketball tournament.

Assuming you can guess the winner 70% of the time, which has never been accomplished, your chance of winning is one in ten billion (1/10,000,000,000).

Lowering your chances of prediction to 60% which is positively superhuman, your chance of winning falls to one in hundred trillion (1/100,000,000,000,000)!

Do you like your chances? Good luck.       

Info provided by:     Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.

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Winter Olympics

Since the first Winter Olympic games in 1924 through the Vancouver games of 2010, Norway, with a population of five million, has won more gold and total medals (303) than any other nation. The U.S. is second in gold and total medals (254) but has a population of 314 million, 63 times that of Norway. This year these nations will fight it out for spot number one. 

Information by   Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.

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Musical Fun Facts

Among the 10 songs with the most royalties, "The Christmas Song" (1944) at #10 with $19 million in royalties, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (1961) at #6 with $27 million and "White Christmas" (1940) at #2 with $36 million have a Christmas theme. The highest grossing song ever is "Happy Birthday" with over $50 million in royalties (and climbing by $5,000/day) since its debut in 1893.

Maybe we should start writing songs?

 

Information from     Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.

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