Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not? (11 PICS + 7 GIFS)

Posted in INTERESTING       16 Feb 2021       1538       4

1 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

The name Tampa is from the phrase “Sticks of Fire.”

 

2 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

Tampa! If I know one thing about Tampa, it’s that I know nothing about Tampa. So, let’s learn together.

 

3 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

This might have to do with the intense lightning the area sees each summer, which is also the inspiration for the NHL team.

 

4 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

The first passenger flight flew from St. Pete to Tampa in 1914. The tickets were $5.

 

5 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

Babe Ruth hit the longest home run of his career at an exhibition game in Tampa, 587 feet.

 

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6 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

In 1851, Tampa native John Gorrie invented the first mechanical refrigeration system that eventually led to air conditioning.

 

7 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

Its nickname is the Big Guava.

 

8 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

In addition to being the Big Guava, it’s also known as Cigar City.

 

9 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

It took the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 years to return a kickoff for a touchdown.

 

10 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders were stationed in Tampa while waiting to ship out for the Spanish-American War in 1898.

 

11 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

The Cuban sandwich probably isn’t Cuban at all and was most likely invented in Tampa.

 

12 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

Tampa was one of the top sellers of illegal liquor in the country during Prohibition.

 

13 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

In the 1980s it was considered the death metal capital of the world.

 

14 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

There’s a yearly pirate “attack” during the Gasparilla Festival.

 

15 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

The number 1 export is phosphate, which is a key element in fertilizer production.

 

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16 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base is one of the most important government buildings, housing the U.S. Central Command, which oversees U.S. presence in the Middle East.

 

17 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

Tampa has the world’s longest continuous sidewalk, Bayshore Boulevard, clocking in at 4.5 miles.

 

18 Let’s Learn Some Facts About Tampa, Because Why Not?

The temperature in Tampa has never hit 100 degrees.

 



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Harry 1 week ago
Woot woot - Tampa boy here.... never knew some of these...
       
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Anselm 1 week ago
Love Florida! As a Canadian I've been going there for over 40 years. Did I mention I love Florida?
       
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Lillah 1 week ago
Anselm, yes you did. Now, do us a favor and take Jim Carrey with you on your way back home.
       
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Yvonne 1 week ago
#18 it may officially never hit 100, because of where the official temp is taken, but it hit 100 a lot during the summer, especially the farther away from downtown you get.
       
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