Did You Know? Quirky Facts from AZ Records and Rankings
Ever experienced an “Only in Arizona” moment? We can relate. Many of the state’s oddities are rooted in our daily lives, while others pop up once in a lifetime.
In this post, we’re sharing some of the state’s quirkiest “official” facts and historical tidbits:
- Love it or hate it, the state has proclaimed the bola tie as our “official neckwear.”
- No joke, donkeys are not permitted to sleep in bathtubs in Arizona. It’s a sorely outdated law, but still on the books.
- Some of Arizona’s little-known and oddly named towns include: Why and Nowhere.
- Super-sized statues. Camp Verde is home to the world’s largest Kokopelli (32 feet tall) and Carefree boasts the world’s largest Kachina doll (39 feet fall).
- Phoenix and Tucson are among the nation’s most commonly misspelled city names, according to Podunk.
- Arizona officially became a state on February 14, 1912, making it the “Valentine State.”
- In 2001, the 4-year-old Arizona Diamondbacks captured the 2001 Word Series against the New York Yankees, making it the youngest expansion franchise to ever win the title.
This is just a sampling of the state’s quirky facts. What are some of your favorite oddities?