12 Bihzah Facts You Probably Never Knew About Boston

It’s not all chowder and Sox. Tune in to this season of Boston’s Finest for more Boston knowledge bombs. Tonight at 9/8c to TNT.

1. The largest art theft in U.S. history occurred in Boston on March 18, 1990, when 12 paintings collectively worth $100 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum by two thieves posing as police officers.

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2. Established in 1635, the Boston Latin School is both the oldest existing school in the country, as well as the oldest public school.

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3. The famous “Citgo” sign in Kenmore Square contains five miles of neon tubing.

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4. Dipping 90 feet below the earth’s surface, the Ted Williams Tunnel is the deepest in North America.

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5. Blake Boston, AKA Scumbag Steve, is a Boston native. His infamous picture was taken by his mom for a myspace project she was working on.

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6. The 60 story tall John Hancock Tower holds 13 acres of glass.

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7. Alexander Graham Bell made history’s first phone call from his Boston machine shop in 1876.

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8. In 1984, a giant dinosaur was delivered to the Boston Museum of Science BY HELICOPTER.

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9. Boston Common was America’s first ever public park, declared so in 1634.

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10. This is the worst calf tattoo in Boston.

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11. In 1967, race official Jock Semple attempted to forcefully remove Kathrine Switzer from the Boston Marathon because she was a woman. 5 Years later, women were officially allowed to participate.

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12. Boston Terriers are wicked cute.

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Inspired by Boston’s Finest

From Executive Producer Donnie Wahlberg. Coming February 27th at 9/8c to TNT.

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