Knoxville, TN - Home of the University of Tennessee Volunteers - a.k.a. K-Town, Big Orange Country, Marble City, Streaking Capital of the World
- The now-ubiquitous touch-screen was first demonstrated to the public at the 1982 World's Fair. Attendees might have laughed at the notion of carrying around such screens in their pockets one day.
- In 1940, the soft drink Mountain Dew was invented in Knoxville.
- Knoxville is technically considered an international port. It's possible to travel by boat from downtown to the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes.