​"5 Wacky Facts About the Big Apple"

Posted by Sara L. on 3rd Jan 2023

  1. New York City is home to the world's largest toilet, located at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. The toilet, which is actually a public bathroom, was built for the 1964 World's Fair.
  2. The city's official motto is "Capital of the World," but it's also known as the "City of Dreams" because it's a place where people go to chase their dreams and make them a reality.
  3. Times Square is home to the New Year's Eve ball drop, a tradition that started in 1907. The ball is a giant sphere covered in over 2,600 Waterford Crystal triangles and weighs over 11,000 pounds.
  4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a collection of over 2 million works of art, including the world's largest collection of Egyptian art outside of Cairo.
  5. The New York City Subway system has a secret train line that is only used by VIPs, such as the President of the United States. The train, called the "Cannibal Train," is kept in a secure location and is only used in case of an emergency.