Kentucky, also known as the “Bluegrass State,” was the 15th state to join America and is most famously known for bourbon whiskey, hunting, horse racing, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Similar to nearby state Iowa, Kentucky doesn’t have a professional team in any sport, so college basketball becomes a primary sport. Both the University of Kentucky and Louisville sport a huge rivalry with their prestigious basketball programs. Here are some other facts that you probably didn’t know about the state.
Cheeseburger And Pepsi Capital Of The Nation
Nothing goes better than a good cheeseburger and cola. A local restaurant in Louisville, Kaelin’s, has claimed that it invented the cheeseburger. About three and a half hours away, Pikeville, Kentucky, leads the nation in consumption of Pepsi per capita.
Post-It Notes Only From Kentucky
The official company that creates sticky notes, Post-it, has one production house in Cynthiana that creates all the Post-it notes. Similar to the KFC recipe, how many are produced each year is kept a secret from the public.