5 Fun Facts about Reno-Tahoe
- In Reno, it’s illegal to use bad words in front of a dead body.
- Before taking the pen name “Mark Twain,” Samuel Clemens went to Reno to search for gold and silver.
- Mary Ann, from Gilligan’s Island, is from Reno.
- Reno has thousands of earthquakes each year, but are so small they cannot be felt.
- Wahoe, a chimp raised in Reno, is credited as the first animal to use sign language.