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15 Things You Didn’t Know Came From Kentucky

By Bailey Lambert, Reporter

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  1. Post-It Notes

The little slips of colored paper that are probably sitting on your desk or in your backpack as you procrastinate, are made by the 3M Company which is located in Cynthiana, Kentucky.

  1. Hot Pockets

The delicious little pizza pockets, known as a Hot Pockets, are made in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

  1. Kentucky Fried Chicken

Everyone’s favorite place to get fried chicken comes from Corbin, Kentucky.

  1. Meteor Crater City

Middlesboro, Kentucky is among many cities to be built inside a meteor crater, but it is the only city in the U.S.A. to be built in one.

  1. First American Performance of a Beethoven Symphony

The first American performance of a Beethoven symphony was played in 1817 in Lexington, Kentucky.

  1. Moonbows

Cumberland Falls in Kentucky is home to the magnificent sight of a rare moonbow.

  1. Happy Birthday

The familiar, joyful tune, known as Happy Birthday, came from two sisters and schoolteachers in Louisville, Kentucky in 1893. Originally their song was made of different lyrics for a good morning song, but later the tune had new lyrics to celebrate a birthday.

  1. Jennifer Lawrence

The familiar face that stared in The Hunger Games Series and Passengers was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky.

  1. Johnny Depp

The wonderful man known as Captain Jack Sparrow by many and featured in several Tim Burton movies, was born in Owensboro, Kentucky.

  1. Cheeseburger

An American favorite, the cheeseburger, is claimed to come from Kaelin’s Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky in 1934, even though a Drive-In in Denver patented it a year later.

  1. Duncan Hines

Duncan Hines, owner of the famous baking company, comes from Bowling Green, Kentucky.

  1. Mammoth Cave

Known as the world’s longest cave system in the world with more than 400 miles explored, Mammoth Cave is located in Kentucky.

  1. Corvettes

The well-known luxury car owned by many, such as Jay Leno, the Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

  1. John Carpenter’s Halloween

The famous horror movie that is responsible for the well-known character Michael Myers features references to Bowling Green, Kentucky. John Carpenter quotes, “Everything I know about evil I learned in Bowling Green.”

1.Cage the Elephant

The famous rock band known as Cage the Elephant hails from Bowling Green, Kentucky, as well as Greenwood High School.

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