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The Deadliest Catch (Seattle Fun Fact #56)

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

Did you see that the F/V Wizard, one of the stars of the Discovery Channel show, is currently moored on Lake Union?! This 156-foot crab boat, as well as the F/V Northwestern and hundreds of other boats in the North Pacific Fishing Fleet call Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle their homeport. But the fishing industry in the PNW isn’t just a road to fame for guys like Sig Hansen and Capt. Keith Colburn, it’s a $5 billion industry here in Seattle! With an injury rate at almost 100%, we give a hearty thank you to the hard work all our local fishermen (and women!) put in to ensure that we always have the freshest seafood in the...

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SUP! (Seattle Fun Fact #55)

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

Stand Up Paddleboarding is everywhere! Have you seen all the paddleboards out on the waterways?! It’s a fun way to get exercise and sunshine! When you visit Alki Kayak Tours to rent a paddleboard, you’ll see a phenomenal view of the Seattle skyline! Photo: Alki Kayak...

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Floating Homes Tour (Seattle Fun Fact #54)

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

You can tour the Floating Homes on Lake Union! You’ve seen them from a Duck and now you can tour 12 of these private residences, each with its own fascinating history, architecture and art! These unique homes evoke the uncommon lifestyle of their floating inhabitants who share a love of water, boats and wildlife and once a year, 12 are available to tour! Seattle Floating Homes Tour – September 9th, 12-5pm! Photo: Seattle Floating Homes...

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SkyCity Restaurant (Seattle Fun Fact #53)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

Did you know that SkyCity Restaurant, nestled atop the Space Needle, is one of the very first revolving restaurants in the world? You might think it’s got a Hemi, but the motor that revolves SkyCity has the highest gear ratio in the world – 360,000 to 1! It’s so perfectly balanced the motor needed to spin it has only 1.5 horsepower, about the same as an average household garbage disposal! Photo: Ben...

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Bruce Lee (Seattle Fun Fact #52)

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

While martial art king Bruce Lee was originally from Hong Kong, he moved to Seattle as a kid and eventually attended UW, where he earned a degree in philosophy! You may not be able to Kung-Fu like he could, but you could still join the Wing Luke Asian Museum for a screening of one of his masterpieces! The free outdoor film series began on Saturday, and continues August 18th at dusk at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown/International District with Way of the Dragon! Photo:...

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12th MAN! (Seattle Fun Fact #51)

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

CenturyLink Field has established itself as the loudest stadium in the NFL thanks to the amazing 12th Man! On game day, 70,000 screaming fans produce 112 dB of volume – as much noise as a Boeing 747! Saturday, August 11th, was the first Seattle Seahawks game and CenturyLink field definitely made some noise as the Seahawks won 27-17 against the Tennessee Titans! Seattle rallied late in the game to beat our ex-QB Matt Hasselbeck and local University of Washington star quarterback Jake Locker! Check out the Seahawks schedule here. Photo: West Coast...

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