10 Things You Didn’t Know About Atlanta

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Atlanta

10 Things You Didn't Know About Atlanta

Atlanta might be one of the most underrated cities in the country. You might be surprised at some of the records it holds, what business were born there, and who is from there. It's so much more than a rap scene, as most people just think of it as. So if you're not from the peach state, or even if you are ... here are some interesting facts about the A.

10. The Peachtree Road Race is the largest 10K in the world

10. The Peachtree Road Race is the largest 10K in the world
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10. The Peachtree Road Race is the largest 10K in the world

10. The Peachtree Road Race is the largest 10K in the world
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Many races have tried to compete, and some have surpassed it in certain years, but it is the longest running largest 10K in the world with around 60,000 runners each year.

9. The largest Hindu temple outside of India is located in Atlanta

9. The largest Hindu temple outside of India is located in Atlanta
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9. The largest Hindu temple outside of India is located in Atlanta

9. The largest Hindu temple outside of India is located in Atlanta

Well, just a few minutes outside of Atlanta. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta is one of six BAPS temples, but gets bragging rights on being the largest.

8. The Varsity is the world's largest drive-in fast food restaurant

8. The Varsity is the world's largest drive-in fast food restaurant
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8. The Varsity is the world's largest drive-in fast food restaurant

8. The Varsity is the world's largest drive-in fast food restaurant
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Located in midtown, you're not going to find a more fast-paced restaurant in the city. Known for their heart attack-inducing food and their service, you'll get hooked.

7. Tons of movies were shot in Atlanta

7. Tons of movies were shot in Atlanta
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7. Tons of movies were shot in Atlanta

7. Tons of movies were shot in Atlanta
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With its cheap tax laws, more television shows and movies are shot in Atlanta then you'd think. Here's a list to give you an idea: Anchorman 2, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Internship, 42, Identity Thief, Flight, Zombieland, and Driving Miss Daisy.

6. Coca-Cola was invented in Georgia, and is based out of Atlanta

6. Coca-Cola was invented in Georgia, and is based out of Atlanta
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6. Coca-Cola was invented in Georgia, and is based out of Atlanta

6. Coca-Cola was invented in Georgia, and is based out of Atlanta
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Everyone who lives in Georgia knows this, but most people who don't live in the peach state don't really have a clue.

5. Julia Roberts was born in Georgia

5. Julia Roberts was born in Georgia
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5. Julia Roberts was born in Georgia

5. Julia Roberts was born in Georgia
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America's sweetheart was born and raised in the peach state.

4. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest in the world

4.  Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest in the world
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4. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest in the world

4.  Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest in the world
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It'll often be confused as being the largest, which it is not, but it's definitely the busiest as far as the number passengers who come through.

3. The Varsity and Coke have a special relationship

3. The Varsity and Coke have a special relationship
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3. The Varsity and Coke have a special relationship

3. The Varsity and Coke have a special relationship
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Let's combine two of our previous facts together. The Varsity serves more Coca-Cola by volume then anywhere else in the world. It sells over three million servings of Coke a year. That's a lot of bubbles.

2. Atlanta has the second-most shopping center space in the U.S.

2. Atlanta has the second-most shopping center space in the U.S.
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2. Atlanta has the second-most shopping center space in the U.S.

2. Atlanta has the second-most shopping center space in the U.S.
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Who is your guess for No. 1? Nope, not L.A., not NYC. It's Chicago.

1. Atlanta is one of two cities in the world to have housed two Nobel Peace Prize winners

1. Atlanta is one of two cities in the world to have housed two Nobel Peace Prize winners
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1. Atlanta is one of two cities in the world to have housed two Nobel Peace Prize winners

1. Atlanta is one of two cities in the world to have housed two Nobel Peace Prize winners
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Jimmy Carter and MLK Jr. Must be that southern hospitality.