Burgh Factoids

Univ of Pgh and CMU helped produce three of the 2004 Nobel Prize
winners.  Wangari Muta Maathai (Pitt) earned the Nobel Peace Prize
and both Finn E. Kydland (CMU prof) and Eward C. Prescott (former CMU
facutly advisor of Kydland) won Nobel Prize in economics.

The banana split made its debut in Latrobe.

CMU offers the world’s only doctoral degree in robotics.

Pgh has more than 720 bridges–the most of any city outside of Venice.

New Castle is called the Fireworks Capital of America.

0.Dr Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was developed at Univ of Pgh.

Indiana Co is the Christmas tree capital of the world, shipping more than one million trees annually.


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