7. Las Vegas means “the meadows” in Spanish. It was named for the fresh drinking water, like an oasis in the desert.
It was named this way because it was like an oasis in the desert. Now it’s an oasis because you can eat your weight in shrimp. I’m sorry. I can’t get past this shrimp thing.
10. The fountains and man-made lakes and waterfalls on the strip use something called “grey water.”
Grey water is reclaimed water from casinos’ sinks, bathtubs, and showers (no, not toilets). It’s filtered, cleaned, chlorinated, then used for the impressive water spectacles. That’s conservation, y’all.
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