Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Ohio: The Facts

1. Fifty percent of the U.S. population lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus Ohio.
2. Seven U.S. presidents were born in Ohio.  William Henry Harrison, president number eight “from” Ohio, was actually born in Virginia.  Harrison died after only one month in office.
3. If you want to serve horse meat at your restaurant in Ohio, you are required by law to hang a sign outside saying, “Horse Meat Served Here.”
4. The world’s first electric traffic light system was installed at the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914.
5. Pollution in the Cuyahoga River has allowed the river to catch on fire thirteen times.
6. Fifty-eight percent of the U.S. population will be in the surrounding lanes when you wish to change lanes on the Ohio Turnpike.
7. Nobody remembers the names of the seven U.S. presidents born in Ohio.
8. Horse meat for dinner might be a good option if you are in Akron.
9. The first traffic light system used only a green and red light.  A buzzer sounded a few seconds before the lights were changed.
10. Locals don’t swim in the Cuyahoga River.  

--Mitchell Hegman