10 ‘Alternative Facts’ About Yakima
There's been a lot of talk about a new phrase -- "alternative facts" -- that cropped up in politics over the weekend. So I thought I'd present a few of my own. Here are 10 alternative facts about Yakima.
It's called Yakima because it's the backward spelling of how people felt. Amikay. (I'm OK)
Yakima wasn't the first name choice. Other names being tossed around where Valley Town, Tacoma Jr. and Fiveohnineton.
The census says we have about 94,000 people, but it's closer to 500,000.
The official snack of Yakima is 'Chicken in a Biskit'.
Yakima boasts sunshine 300 days a year because of how the Earth tilts its axis to avoid the sun the other 65 days.
It is true that the Yakima Valley produces about 75% of the nation's hops used in beer, but we also drink 75% of the nation's beer supply.
Yakima leads the nation in most jort (jean short) sales.
Yakima has been Crime Free since '83.
Because most don't bundle up when its cold outside, our temperature drops further which is why it takes longer for snow and ice to melt.
Five miles under Yakima's surface is a river of fry sauce.