Thursday, June 5, 2008

the windy city

the windy city
Since I'm off to Chicago in the morning, I decided to look up some fun Chicago facts to share with all of you:

--The name "Chicago" was taken from the Native American word "Shikaakwa" which means "wild leek." Leek--isn't that an onion?

--Chicago is the home of the world's largest library, Harold Washington library center, which holds over two MILLION books.

--Chicago is home to the second largest Polish population in the world, the first being Warsaw.

--The Chicago river is the only river in the world that flows backwards.

--The city is also home to one of the last free zoos in the world, the Lincoln Park Zoo (and you can bet I'll be there if I can!)

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