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Did You Know… Waltham Trivia Edition

(As Featured on the Waltham patch)

- Waltham was created after separating from Watertown in 1738.

- Waltham is known as the "Watch city of America" after Waltham Watch became the first US city to mass produce watches. 35 million watches were created during Waltham Watch Company's 100-year tenure.

- Aerosmith had a studio in Waltham called "The Wherehouse" in the 1970s.

- Waltham has over 1,000 acres of parks and recreation land in their 19 parks. 

- Fashion icon Yolanda Celluci, a Waltham resident and designer, has worked with such people as Eva Gabor and Joan Rivers.

- Co-creators of the hit series ‘Friends', Marta Kauffman and David Crane both graduated from Brandeis. As well as actors Debra Messing and Tony Goldwyn. - 

- The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis is home to work from artists such as Andy Worhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg. The museum was designed by architect Shigeru Ban, winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.

- A cat named Sockington, the first cat to reach 500,000 Twitter followers, resides in Waltham.  Sockington now has over 1 million followers.

- Paul Moody, developer of the cotton loom, was a resident of Waltham and the namesake for Moody Street.

- Carroll Spinney, voice of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street was born in Waltham.

- The top 5 employers of Waltham residents are: Brandeis University, Cimpress, Bentley University, Bank of America, Astra-Zeneca.

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