5 New Jersey Facts You’ll Hardly Believe
The New Jersey Subreddit truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
Whether you’re looking for a spotted lanternfly shot in slow motion or a bunch of New Jerseyers slamming down a random person on Twitter and claiming we call Dunkin “Dunkies” (sorry?), it’s always entertaining.
One thread caught my eye this week.
User “cheneyk” asked what facts about the sound of New Jersey were made up but not and actually delivered to the Reddit community.
Here are some NJ facts you might not have known:
“Cape May is farther south than most of Baltimore”
Submitted by U/pixel_of_moral_decay, this one definitely upset me. I had to fact check it, even though I knew the concept of the thread was, “You’ll think this is made up, but it isn’t.”
Sure enough, it checks!
“Every single baseball used in Major League Baseball is rubbed with NJ mud.”
Forgive me U/TechnoAllah I’m not a great athlete so I had no idea! I’m glad to know that the Garden State has a presence at every baseball game.
Apparently teams don’t like using brand new baseballs, they’re too shiny and clean.
The solution? New Jersey mud.
I guess we deserve the dirty jerz reputation.
“NJ is home to the longest running rodeo in America”
When you think of horses and bulls when you think of a rodeo, you might not necessarily think of New Jersey. However, the Cowtown Rodeo has been around since 1929, making it the oldest professional rodeo in the United States
“The first dinosaur fossil in North America was found in New Jersey.”
Dear Jurassic Park fans, unite! America’s first fossil was found in 1787 by Dr. Caspar Wistar discovered in Gloucester County.
“The Driscoll Bridge is the widest bridge in the world in terms of the number of lanes (15).”
According to Wikipedia,
“With a total of 15 lanes and 6 hard shoulders, it is the widest motor vehicle bridge in the world in terms of the number of lanes and one of the busiest in the world.”
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5’s Kylie Moore. All opinions expressed are Kylie’s own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.
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