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Check out this extensive list of interesting facts about Omaha that will stub out all your curiosities and unfold all the hidden facts about the city that you probably don't know about it for sure—but not any more after reading this article. Hence, read on to flaunt your knowledge about Omaha and win the hearts of your family and pals.

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1. Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska.

2. The city was founded in 1854 and was incorporated in 1857.

3. The city is fondly called "Gateway to the West", "The Big 'O'", "Rare. Well Done" and "River City".

4. America's largest railroad operator, "Union Pacific Corporation" is based in Omaha.

5. One of the largest construction companies in the world, i.e., "Kiewit Corporation" calls Omaha its home.

6. Surprisingly, Warren Buffett, the local investor who is the head of mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway based in Omaha, has been once declared one of the world's richest people by Forbes.

7. "First National Bank of Omaha" is famed as America's largest privately held bank.

8. Three of the America's largest architecture/engineering firms, namely, "HDR, Inc.", "Leo A Daly", and "DLR Group", are headquartered in Omaha.

9. In 2009, Omaha city was honored by finding a place on the list of "Nation's Fastest-Recovering Cities" and bragged first place as "Best Bang-For-The Buck City".

10. The residence of Omaha city are fondly called "Omahans".

11. Being packed with myriads of breweries and facilities offering craft beers, Omaha is revered as a paradise for beer lovers.

12. "Brozell" is the famed as the largest ad agency in the city.

13. The Oscar-nominated famed director, Alexander Payne, hails from Omaha.

14. The popular sandwich, "The Reuben", was invented at the Blackstone Hotel in the River City.

15. America's largest furniture store, "Nebraska Furniture Mart:, is based in Omaha.

16. The biggest jewelry store, "Borsheim’s", of United States is situated in Omaha.

17. The River City is the birthplace of former America's President, "Gerald Ford".

18. Omaha is also a birthplace of the renowned civil rights leader, "Malcolm X", and to honor the great soul "The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation" has been built at the site of his birth.

19. Omaha is a proud city with the highest number of Fortune 500 companies throughout the nation.

20. In 1950, the River City became the home of the College World Series.

21. In 1917, Boys Town was founded in Omaha by notable Father Edward Flanagan.

22. In the early 1950s, Todd Storz, resident of Omaha, pioneered the Top 40 radio format. He was the grandson of famous Storz Brewery founder, Gottlieb Storz.

23. Omaha's former Carl Swanson Co. invented the popular and unparalleled concept of "TV Dinner". Besides TV Dinner, there are many other inventions that keep Omaha ahead of other US cities, for example, "Raisin Bran" by Omaha's Skinner Macaroni Co., "Butter Brickle Ice Cream", "Cake Mix" by Duncan Hines, "Center-Pivot Irrigation" by Valmont Corporation, "Bobby Pin", "Pink Hair Curler", "The Ski Lift" by Union Pacific Corp, and "Dice".

24. The meaning of the word "Omaha" is "Dwellers on the bluff".

25. "Native Americans" are considered the first residents of the River City.

26. One of the America's major urban artist colonies, "The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts" was founded in the city in 1981.

27. America's largest singly funded mural, "Fertile Ground", is based in Omaha.

28. America's largest community theater, "Omaha Community Playhouse" is based in Omaha.

29. The Old Market, a major historic district nestled in Downtown Omaha, has been once listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

30. Omaha is revered as the birthplace of "Saddle Creek Records" during the late 1990s.

31. The renowned Omaha Storm Chasers played their first game at the new Werner Park which is nestled in the Omaha suburb of Papillion.

32. The popular collegiate summer baseball team, "Omaha Diamond Spirit" calls Omaha its home.

33. The city has mayor form of government. "Cowboy" Jim Dahlman is famed as Omaha's longest serving mayor. He was once titled as "Wettest Mayor in America" because of the rising number of bars in the city during his tenure.

34. Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska.

35. In Omaha, it is illegal to get married if you are suffering from 'gonorrhea'.

36. In Omaha, it is forbidden to sneeze and burp in church.

37. In and all around the United States, Omaha has the largest Sudanese refugee population.

38. Alfred D. Jones is famed as Omaha's first postmaster who was appointed in 1854.

39. Omaha's Sapp Brothers water tower is popular as the largest coffee pot around the world.

40. Omaha is the fifth coldest US's city as per the records of the Weather Channel.

41. In August 2014, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was voted "World's Best Zoo" by TripAdvisor.

42. "Kingdoms of the Night", the largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp around the world, is based in Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

43. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium features North America's largest cat complex.

44. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium also incorporates one of the largest indoor rainforests around the world, "Lied Jungle", and world's largest glazed geodesic dome as well as world's largest indoor desert, "Desert Dome".

45. Omaha's Bob Kerrey Bridge is the famed as the first pedestrian bridge ever which links two states.
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