10 Facts About New York To Blow Your Mind

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New York City is one of the largest cities in the world with rich culture and history. This can also make New York very strange at times. Below are 10 random facts about that big city that will blow your mind.


1
In 1789, New York City became the first national capital of the U.S. for a year.

2
New Yorkers bite 10 times more people than sharks do worldwide.

3
Madison Square Park, Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, and Bryant Park used to be cemeteries.

4
There are no Wal-Marts in New York City.

5
More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.

6
All the departure boards at NYC's Grand Central are exactly one minute wrong.

7
1 out of every 21 New Yorkers is a millionaire.

8
Residents of New York City can get free condoms and lube by calling 311.

9
The city of New York will pay for a one-way plane ticket for any homeless person if they have a guaranteed place to stay elsewhere.

10
It's not illegal to go topless in NYC.