15 Weird Things You Never Knew About California Gallery
While you won’t learn any Hollywood secrets or salacious celebrity gossip reading this, you will learn some pretty interesting facts about the state of California. This West Coast state has some pretty weird history dating back to well before it became a state in 1850.
We searched through California’s extensive history to find weird facts and historic events that took place in this state that might not blow your mind — but they’ll at least give you some other information about California besides the fact that it has legal marijuana, celebrities, and a Golden Gate Bridge.
From Sacramento to San Diego, there are tons of weird things you never knew about California. For one, you can leave the LA coroner’s office with goodies. You won’t be able to bring any nuclear weapons to Chico, so leave those at home. Plus, parts of this state are so beautiful they’ve inspired songs. Will its natural beauty inspire you? Check out these 15 weird things you never knew about California.
The Fortune Cookie Was Invented in San Francisco
Although there are several stories as to when and where in the state the fortune cookie was invented, the prevailing one is that Makoto Hagiwara of Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden is the first person to ever serve them. The cookies were made by San Francisco bakery Benkyodo. However, a Chinese immigrant named David Jung contested that he invented the cookie in 1918 in Los Angeles. Jung was the founder of the Hong Kong Noodle Company in Los Angeles, and fought the San Francisco’s Court of Historical Review for the title of inventor. He lost.
The Town of Fallbrook Is Known as the Avocado Capital of the World
California avocados are the best, and the city of Fallbrook, which is known for its avocado groves, claims the title of “Avocado Capital of the World.” Fallbrook even hosts an annual avocado festival that draws crowds from all over the planet.
Otis Redding Wrote ‘The Dock Of The Bay’ While Staying on a Houseboat in Sausalito
Picturesque Sausalito is right across the bay from San Francisco, and as you can imagine, sitting on one of its docks offers dazzling views of the city. weird things,weird things,weird things