Sunday, October 08, 2006

Stuff You Gotta (Otta) Know!

Where Oprah lives and other bits of info

RedEye Sets The Record Straight
On 13 Local Myths and Mysteries

By Kyra Kyles
Published September 27, 2006

Did Mrs. O'Leary's cow really burn the city to a crisp?

What exactly is the Cubs' curse?

Why does the Chicago River run backward?

Where does Oprah really live?

In an article I recently read, the RedEye "picked the brains of several local historians and sports experts" to dig into the truth behind several Chicago based myths and rumors. I'm not originally from here so anything about the history of this great city intrigues me--and makes me look like a historical genius in the eyes of my visiting friends and relatives!

Tribune contributed.

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