Posted in: NYPS Group News , Friday October 4, 2019

For the 16th year, Dr. Barry Douglas has created the artwork for the cover of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS) regional conference journal. The meeting will take place from October 4th through October 6th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Within this drawing are some interesting facts, details and statistics about Pittsburgh. Can you find them all?

1. Pittsburgh has more bridges than any other city in the world. What is that number?
2. In 1950, Jonas Salk discovered what?
3. Pittsburgh is home to the very first complete skeleton of this feared Jurassic lizard.
4. Pittsburgh’s NFL logo.
5. Canton Avenue is the steepest street in the US. How steep in degrees?
6. This famous HDL busting sandwich was founded here.
7. What was the first commercial radio station’s (in the world) call letters?
8. When was the first World Series played, who played and who won, and why did the winning team have to win 5 games?
9. The percentage (%) of glass manufactured in Pittsburgh for the US in 1920.
10. Between 1891 and 1911, what was missing from ‘Pittsburgh’?
11. The Sultan of Swat hit the last 3 HRS of his major league career at this stadium. Find the three numbers.
12. In 1895 This was the first modern art museum.
13. This baseball stadium was the country’s first steel and concrete baseball stadium.
14. Steel built in this factory was used to build (among other things) what two famous structures?
15. During WWII, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia’s NFL teams individually did not have sufficient players so they combined their teams to play. Name the team.
16. Find the date of Pittsburgh’s incorporation.
17. Find the years when the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series.
18. Find the years when the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl.
19. Find the years when the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup.

Answer Key:

1. There are 446 bridges in Pittsburgh.
2. Jonas Salk discovered the Polio vaccine in Pittsburgh in 1950
3. Tyrannosaurus Rex.
4. The Steelers logo has three hypocycloids in it, not stars.
5. Canton Avenue has a slope of 37 degrees.
6. McDonald’s Big Mac was invented in Pittsburgh in 1967
7. Radio Station KDKA in 1920
8. 1903. Boston Americans defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5 games to 3. In 1903 the WS was a best of 9 series. Now, it’s best of 7.
9. 80% of US glass was manufactured in Pittsburgh in the 20’s.
10. Between 1891 and 1911 , Pittsburgh was spelled without the ‘h’.
11. Babe Ruth hit HRs 712, 713 and 714 at Forbes Field.
12. 1895 Carnegie Museum of Modern Art.
13. Forbes Field.
14. Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge.
15. Between 1943 and 1944 both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles had too few players to compete. So they combined teams and called the team the Steagles.
16. Pittsburgh was incorporated on April 22, 1794
17. The Pirates won the World Series 5 times: 1909, 1925, 1960, 1971 and 1979
18. The Steelers won the Super Bowl 6 times: 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 2006 and 2009
19. The Penguins won the Stanley Cup 5 times: 1991, 1992. 2009, 2016 and 2017