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    Fun facts Cincinnati

    I'm still getting to know this funny little city as a grown-up, and I think we should compile a list of weird and random facts that would be hard to glean from a guidebook or history book.

    I will start with a most useful piece of knowledge I learned today:

    The post office at the airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Need something mailed at 4 in the morning? Airport. Need something postmarked on a date that falls on Sunday? Airport. Oh how I love knowing things that allow me to procrastinate as much as I possibly can.
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    Re: Fun facts Cincinnati

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    The post office at the airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Need something mailed at 4 in the morning? Airport. Need something postmarked on a date that falls on Sunday? Airport. Oh how I love knowing things that allow me to procrastinate as much as I possibly can.
    Are we talking about the "Northern Kentucky" Airport? Most major cities have their airports on the outskirts for obvious reasons (the Dayton airport is actually in Vandalia, OH), but how many of them have "their" airport in another state?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    Are we talking about the "Northern Kentucky" Airport? Most major cities have their airports on the outskirts for obvious reasons (the Dayton airport is actually in Vandalia, OH), but how many of them have "their" airport in another state?!?
    Ah, but the Airport, while in Vandalia is actually City of Dayton property.

    Sorry to hijack, VP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    Ah, but the Airport, while in Vandalia is actually City of Dayton property.

    Sorry to hijack, VP.

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    Fairfax smells like cookies. (Keebler is there)
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    Re: Fun facts Cincinnati

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Fairfax smells like cookies. (Keebler is there)
    And what is that smell from the Jim Beam plant on 75?
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    Re: Fun facts Cincinnati

    Quote Originally Posted by DoogMinAmo View Post
    And what is that smell from the Jim Beam plant on 75?
    uhhh....Jim Beam?

    Actually, I think it's the smell of ethanol.
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    Re: Fun facts Cincinnati

    Quote Originally Posted by DoogMinAmo View Post
    And what is that smell from the Jim Beam plant on 75?
    It's not coming from the Jim Beam facility, but rather from the company just south of there, a flavoring company. Many times, it's butterscotch, but sometimes I smell vanilla. I can't remember what it's current name is these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    It's not coming from the Jim Beam facility, but rather from the company just south of there, a flavoring company. Many times, it's butterscotch, but sometimes I smell vanilla. I can't remember what it's current name is these days.
    It used to be International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) but that may have changed. Used to do business with them.

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    Re: Fun facts Cincinnati

    National League President Warren Giles office was in the Carew Tower form 1951-1969. It's now a conference room for Wood, Herron & Evans LLP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoogMinAmo View Post
    And what is that smell from the Jim Beam plant on 75?
    Whenever I drive past there it reminds me of the scent of a Cheese Danish.

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    Re: Fun facts Cincinnati

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    It's not coming from the Jim Beam facility, but rather from the company just south of there, a flavoring company. Many times, it's butterscotch, but sometimes I smell vanilla. I can't remember what it's current name is these days.
    So that's why I always smell waffles, I kept thinking "What the heck are they putting in that whiskey?"
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    Re: Fun facts Cincinnati

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    It used to be International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) but that may have changed. Used to do business with them.

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    I believe it's called Givaudan. And sometimes it smells like burnt dogfood...:
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    Re: Fun facts Cincinnati

    There are clean restrooms right inside the door of the Westin.

    And just a little trivia.
    In the 70's there was a local band named Hopple Street Exit.
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    Re: Fun facts Cincinnati

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    National League President Warren Giles office was in the Carew Tower form 1951-1969. It's now a conference room for Wood, Herron & Evans LLP.

    Didn't Happy Chandler also have his office in Cincy, as well?

    Not Cincy trivia, but re: Smells: Piqua was home to several underwear factories at one time. Wonder that THAT smell was?


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