If you have lived for any length of time, you've probably heard plenty of stupid questions. For some reason, many people any other parts of the country assume that the only buildings in Las Vegas are hotel-casinos and strip clubs and assume that everyone lives at a hotel-casino or make their money shaking their bums.
But those aren't the only misconceptions about Las Vegas. Some of those misconceptions were revealed when #StupidQuestionsForVegas began trending on Twitter on Tuesday night.
Click here to tell us the silliest question you have ever heard.
Once upon a time, the Strip was actually called the Arrowhead Highway or Los Angeles Highway. It was then nicknamed the Las Vegas Strip by Los Angeles police officer and businessman Guy McAfee after his hometown's Sunset Strip. There are no strip clubs located on the Las Vegas Strip.
That depends. Did you post about it on Facebook? If so, the answer is a definite no. However, there is no reason to drink and drive in Las Vegas. We have plenty of taxis and Uber and Lyft are also popular. And, let's not forget about the Las Vegas Monorail and the buses that run up and down the Strip.
Shhh! Be quiet. They don't know we "borrowed" it. Actually, our tower is half the size of the original. It is 540 feet tall. Paris Las Vegas also has a replica of the Arc de Triomphe, a replica of La Fontaine des Mers, and a sign in the shape of the Mongolfier balloon. They serve pretty good French food too.
Well, Las Vegas Boulevard is only a short stretch between Russell Road and Sahara Avenue. So, it would be a bit silly to think 2 million people are living on a 5-mile stretch. Besides, where would the tourists stay if we all lived on the Strip?
The Golden Nugget was not named after chicken nuggets, despite their deliciousness. The world's largest gold nugget, the Hand of Faith, was actually on display at the hotel-casino up until 2013. Nevada is not only known for its silver mines. Many of our early mining districts produced considerable quantities of gold.
There are close to two dozen performing Elvis impersonators in Las Vegas and many more who only perform on occasion or just like to dress like Elvis. However, most of the impersonators are fairly young, meaning Elvis would have also had to have found a fountain of youth.
Yes, but they might ask you to leave if you linger too long or even charge you if you leave too much on your plate. It's also possible to buy a buffet pass which allows you to try multiple buffets within a 24-hour time period.
Actually, yes. Many local hotel-casinos have facilities where you can drop off the kids for a couple of hours while you gamble, dine or see a movie. And there are plenty of services in Las Vegas that will send a babysitter to your hotel room. And, some hotel-casinos have babysitters on staff for their high rollers.