This was so fun to read! It kept getting better and better, so don’t stop until you get to the end.
A few of my favorite tidbits:
The entire world’s population could fit in the state of Texas if it were as densely populated as New York City.
In 1975, the city of New York sold a private island in the East River for $10.
There are tiny shrimp called copepods in NYC’s drinking water.
Up until 1957, there was a pneumatic mail tube system that was used to connect 23 post offices across 27 miles. At one point, it moved 97,000 letters a day.
How many of these facts did you already know? What was your favorite?