Fun Facts about San Francisco:
- The fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco by Makato Hagiwara.
- The original name for San Francisco was Yerba Buena, meaning "good herb" or "good grass".
- San Francisco has the highest number of homeless inhabitants per capita of any major city in the United States.
- Despite 14 attempts by 36 prisoners over 29 years, no one ever successfully escaped Alcatraz.
- The "crookedest" is not Lombard Street, but Vermont Street between 22nd and 23rd.
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