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Still More Vegas Fun Facts!

By Misnomer on Friday, 7th September 2012 12:45pm
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Vegas Fun Facts!

It's time for another round of Vegas Fun Facts! As always, we cannot attest to the veracity of any of these.

Founded in August of 1951, the University of Nevada Las Vegas was originally established as a research facility for the study of Giant Squid. Finding none, the college shifted its focus in September.

There are 19,290 conventions held annually in Las Vegas. The largest is the International Consumer Electronics Show, while the smallest is the National Gathering of Agoraphobics.

The Tournament of Kings, the long-running dinner show at Excalibur, does not provide its patrons with silverware. Rather, diners are encouraged to use their hands to eat, in order to replicate the conditions known by medieval peasants, who also ate in the basement of a casino.

Unlike a conventional swimming pool, the water in the 1.5 million gallon stage tank at the Cirque du Soleil show "O" is not chlorinated. Instead, algae growth is inhibited by French Canadian body odor.

The gondolas at the Venetian are not actually powered by paddling gondoliers. Hidden under each gondola is a small electric motor that drives the boats along the canals, and the manatees to extinction. Ridiculous, you say? Seen any lately?

Stardust operator Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal was right-handed.

Linguistically speaking, there are more douches in Paris than in any other Las Vegas hotel.

The Sal Sagev hotel - which derived its name from the backward spelling of "Las Vegas" - was a popular spot with tourists in the 1930's. Much less popular was the hotel's coffee shop, the Aehrraid Efac.

In order to accommodate the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience, Vegas Vic, the famous neon cowboy, was shortened by several inches. Not long thereafter, he and Vegas Vicky divorced.

The silhouette profile inside the laurel wreath seen on the iconic Caesars Palace logo is actually that of Caesars developer Jay Sarno. Caesar would not sit still for the artist.

Vegas World owner Bob Stupak often tinkered with established games in order to draw gamblers into his casino. He once added an additional face card to the standard card deck. Anyone making a blackjack with a Polish Prince was awarded a link of kielbasa sausage. The game proved very unpopular, and was discontinued almost immediately.

Gambling is illegal in Las Vegas.

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Comments & Discussion:

I almost lost it when I saw the LVH marquee xD

I think I saw a manatee once, years ago, in the pool at the Jockey Club...but you're right, haven't seen any recently.

All of the manatees have found their way to the buffets..

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