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A Night of Wikipediaing for the sake of you Trivia Buffs

I’m bored tonight, but curious. No, not that kind of curious! Facts and data curious! I used an hour of my time looking up the following Michigan facts. Cool! I hope you enjoy knowledge like I do. All data via Wikipedia, which is never wrong. Here we go:

Did you know Michigan is the 8th most populous state in the union with roughly 10,000,000 people, according to 2007 estimates of the US Census Bureau? (wiki-source)

Did you know that Detroit is still the 11th most populous city in the US of A, with roughly 918,000 folks? (wiki-source)

Did you know that Michigan is 11th among states in total area, spanning 97,790 miles? (wiki-source) (And you better watch your back at the 10 spot, Wyoming, because we’ve got your number, believe you me! We’re going to find some new land to annex any year now and then you’ll see!)

Did you know that Michigan is 15th in Population Density? (wiki-source) According to, population density “is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, humans in particular.” Who knew? Actually, I have no idea what that means. What I do know is that we have a greater population density than New Hampshire. New Hampshire! I’m not good at geography, but I’m pretty sure you could fit 50 New Hampshires inside of Michigan. Do you think that the population density of Michigan with 50 New Hampshires in it would be higher than the population density of New Hampshire by itself? I do!

Did you know that four UP counties are on Central Standard Time? (wiki-source) Just look at this map:

Did you notice that there are four northwestern UP counties on eastern time that are further west than one of the counties on Central time? That’s wack!


Fourth Street Car mystery

Here’s a Detroit trivia post that I don’t have an answer to…

Does anyone know the story behind the car sculpture in the park in Detroit’s Fourth Street area (it’s the site of the Fourth Street Fair every summer)?

What car sculpture, you say? This one. The one with the big teeth that breathes fire every year at the fair.

I’ve heard conflicting information; some think it was created by a CCS professor, some say a group of CCS students. If you are in the know on this, people share your information : )

Detroit trivia tidbit: Olde English D

Call me a freak for useless trivia, but I love it. This fascination goes even further when it has to do with Detroit. I know there are other Detroit trivia hounds out there, so I’m introducing a new weekly post called Detroit Trivia; I’ll be bringing you a unique fact or piece of information about the D every week. Now, onto the fun…

First up, a little-known fact about the Detroit Tigers‘ Olde English D.

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