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List: Did you know this about Colorado Springs?

Published: June 25, 2014, 9:00 pm, by Dalton Walker

The Web wizards at the popular Movoto blog posted a fun list with a local angle called “45 Things You Probably Didn’t know About Colorado Springs”.

Some of the list is new to me but I haven’t lived here long.

Here’s the first two.

 1. A popular Colorado Springs myth is that the city gets 300 days of sunshine a year. Turns out this was made up by the publicist for a long-defunct railroad company, hoping to lure travelers out west.

2. NORAD’s annual tradition of tracking Santa’s course every Christmas eve began when Sears in Colorado Springs accidentally published NORAD’s number (then CORAD) as a hotline to Santa—and the duty officer receiving the calls chose to play along.

See the full list here and tell me what you think.