The City of Brotherly Lies

Tour guides get bored spewing the same facts everyday. So these Philadelphia guides rewrote history.

"Trees were planted along streets so illiterate people would know the names of the streets. So Pine Street was lined with pines, etc."

"The reason the kitchens were in the basement is because the long, flowing dresses of women would catch fire and they could run directly into the streets, instead of through the house, spreading fire."

"The Lincoln statue in Fairmont Park shows him signing the Declaration of Independence."

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