5. Near where I live, is home to the World's Largest Ketchup Bottle.
4. The city I grew up in, Belleville, used to be the Stove Capital of the World.
3. Collinsville is the "Horseradish Capital" of the World!!
2. Robert Wadlow, the "Alton Giant" was from around here.
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!!