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6 facts about Seattle you most likely didn't know

Oh the place we call home, it's a real gem, isn't it?

Whether you've lived here your entire life or just moved here, you might know about Seattle's long history as an iconic city. BUT we dug deep with help from "Seattleness a Cultural Atlas" by Tera Hatfield, Jenny Kempson and Natalie Ross. This book is FULL of interesting facts that you just might not know about.

  1. Before William E. Boeing was building airplanes, he was building ships.
  2. It's a bird - no, it's a plane - well we don't really know what is is! BUT - Washington state has the highest sightings of UFO's per capita rate than other state. The first ever UFO sighting happened near Mt. Rainier in 1947.
  3. And because of this, Seattle is home to the National UFO Reporting Center (if you feel you've seen something - call their hotline at 206-722-3000).
  4. Are you a fan of oysters? The state of Washington is the only state that grows all five major oyster species. Seattle is best known for the Pacific Oyster.
  5. Seattleites must be readin' good because Seattle was ranked in the top-three most literate cities from 2003-2016.
  6. Ten of Seattle's bridges are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, two are the longest floating bridges in the world.

There ya have it folks! Check out "Seattleness" to answer all your burning questions about our ~lovely~ area. Even better? The authors of Seattleness are speaking at the Rainier Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on November 8, 2018! Tickets are on sale now.

Seattleness: A Cultural Atlas
Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Rainier Arts Center
3515 S. Alaska St.
Seattle, WA 98118