Monday, March 21, 2005

top 5 regional facts you may not know!!

5. Near where I live, is home to the World's Largest Ketchup Bottle.
http://www.catsupbottle.com/

4. The city I grew up in, Belleville, used to be the Stove Capital of the World.

http://www.laborandindustrymuseum.org/BellevilleHistory.shtml

3. Collinsville is the "Horseradish Capital" of the World!!

http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/egg/egg1296/horscap.html

2. Robert Wadlow, the "Alton Giant" was from around here.

http://www.altonweb.com/history/wadlow/

1. Jason Isringhousen, pitcher for the Cardinals, has the same pediatrician as I do!! I met him there when Riley was about 3, although I didn't know who I was talking to. I told him he had a cute baby and we were talking about his baby, and the receptionist said, "do you realize who you were talking to?" Well, did he realize who HE was talking to??? Geesh!!

http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=321&p=8&c=1&nid=1771351&refid=1

4 comments:

Circus Kelli said...

WOW. You live in a totally cool region! I think all we can boast about in this area is that there was a woman recently on Wheel of Fortune from here, and we're about 30 minutes or so away from the International House of Wine and Cheese.

Vajana said...

well we can go up there, drink some wine and have some cheese while we watch Wheel of Fortune, then come back here and have a bratwurst cooked on a stove, with ketchup and horseradish!

Circus Kelli said...

Sounds like a plan.

When will you be here? ;)

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