5 facts about New Jersey you’ll find hard to believe

The New Jersey subreddit is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Whether you are looking for a Spotted lanternfly shot in slow motion or a group of New Jerseyans trashing a random person on Twitter claiming we call Dunkin’ dunkies (excuse me?), it’s still fun.

One thread, in particular, caught my eye this week.

User “cheneyk” asked what New Jersey sound facts are made up but aren’t and the Reddit community really delivered.

Here are some NJ facts you might not have known:

“Cape May is further south than most of Baltimore”

Submitted by U/pixel_of_moral_decay, this one definitely threw me into a loop. I had to fact check, even though I knew the concept of the thread was “you’re going to think it’s made up but it’s not”.

Sure enough, he checks!

“Every baseball used in Major League Baseball is scrubbed with NJ mud.”

Forgive me, U/TechnoAllah, I’m not a great athlete so I had no idea! I’m glad to know that the Garden State is in every baseball game.

Apparently teams don’t like using brand new baseballs, they are too shiny and clean.

The solution? New Jersey Mud.

Guess we’re earning the Dirty Jerz reputation.

“NJ is home to America’s oldest rodeo”

When you think of horses and bulls at a rodeo, you don’t necessarily think of New Jersey. However, Cowtown Rodeo has been around since 1929, making it the oldest professional rodeo in the United States

“First Dinosaur Fossil in North America Found in New Jersey.”

Fellow Jurassic Park fans, unite! America’s first fossil was discovered by Dr. Caspar Wistar in the county of Gloucester in 1787.

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My years of purgatory

“The Driscoll Bridge is the widest bridge, by number of lanes (15) in the world.”

According to Wikipedia,

“With a total of 15 traffic lanes and 6 shoulder lanes, it is the widest motor vehicle bridge in the world by number of lanes and one of the busiest in the world.”

Photo by Joe Votruba

Photo by Joe Votruba

Who knew?

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Kylie Moore of New Jersey 101.5. All opinions expressed are those of Kylie. You can follow Kylie on instagram.

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