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10 Crazy Buffalo Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know

If you think you know everything about Buffalo guess again. Check out our collaboration of the 10 wackiest stuff about Buffalo we bet you didn't know.


1

Buffalo has the longest running foot race in America

 
 

The annual YMCA Turkey Trot started in 1896.

 
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YMCA Buffalo Niagara Facebook
2

Buffalo has the largest Dyngus Day Celebration

 
 

(You know you're from Buffalo when you know what the hell Dyngus Day is)

 
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Dyngus Day Buffalo Facebook
3

Over 200 movies have been filmed in Buffalo

 
 

Including: Best Friends, Bruce Almighty, Hide in Plain Sight, Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Tuck Everlasting (1981 and 2002). Here is another fun fact... the scene in Bruce Almighty when Jim Carey says, "So smite me almighty smiter" was actually filmed on the top of the Jack Fm building. Well actually Jim Carey was blue screened into the shot post-production.

 
4

The first man in US history to be executed via the electric chair was none other than a Buffalo Native

 
 

William Kemmler was convicted in 1889 for the hatchet murder of his common-law wife, Tillie Ziegler. On August 6, 1890 in New York's Auburn Prison, following an unsuccessful appeal regarding the legality of his sentence, Kemmler became the first man in US history to die in the electric chair. Why was Buffalo chosen? Because we had the most electricity on the East coast.

 
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5

"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." Is a grammatically correct sentence in the English language

 
 

if you want to understand why you can click this link. OR watch this wildly entertaining Youtube video.

 
6

The Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards did a spoof of Pimp My Ride

 
 
 
7

The song "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm Mclaren is about the ladies who worked in Buffalo's infamous Canal District

 
 

In fact, in 2002 when rapper Eminem released his debut album The Eminem Show the album featured the song "Without Me" which sampled a line from Malcolm Mclaren's "Buffalo Gals." The line was changed from "Two Buffalo Gals go round the outside" to "Two trailer park girls go round the outside."

 
8

Western New York has been featured on the Food Network at least seven times

 
 

Some include, Anchor Bar (of course), Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub, Grovers Bar & Grill, Buffalo Wing Festival, Lake Effect Diner, Schwabl's, and Sophia's Restaurant.

 
9

At the beginning of the 1900's Buffalo was home to more millionaires per capita than any other city in the country

 
 

Many lived along Delaware Ave. in the many ornate mansions in what was then known as Millionaires Row.

 
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Flickr user hyku
10

Buffalo was not the first choice for Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson

 
 

He first tried to get his AFL team located in Miami and when they turned him down he located in Buffalo.

 
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Rodrigo Bertolino

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