Pulse is headquartered and manufactured in Indianapolis, which is sometimes called “Naptown” (we don’t know why). The fact is, Indianapolis and the whole state of Indiana are pretty interesting, and Hoosiers are a pretty cool community to be a part of. There’s probably a lot you already know about us, but take a little gander at the following list of Indiana facts – we bet you’ll discover something new!
- Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States, and is called “the Crossroads of America” because it has the most interstate legs in the country.
- Indiana is an enormous resource for high quality limestone, more than anywhere else in the world. The Empire State Building, Chicago’s Tribune Tower, the U.S. Treasury, the Pentagon, and 14 state capitol buildings are all built from Indiana limestone.
- Indiana is the top popcorn producing state in the nation. That’s why Pulse gave our customers delicious gourmet popcorn from Indianapolis’s own Just Pop In! as holiday gifts this year – it’s local, and scrumptious!
- While the Wright brothers are usully associated with Ohio or North Carolina, they were actually born in Millville, Indiana. James Whitcomb Riley was also from Indiana, as were Raggedy Ann, Jim Davis and his Garfield, David Letterman, Michael Jackson, and James Dean. And, yes, basketball fans, Larry Byrd, too.
- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sports facility, and is home to three huge races each year: the Indy500, the Brickyard, and the MotoGP. Did you know there’s even a golf course there?
- It is against the law to pass a horse on the street in Indiana, to force a monkey to smoke a cigarette, and to catch fish with your bare hands. In fact, Indiana is fairly specific about how one may catch a fish! To learn more about this, and to read some other fun facts about our state, click here: Visit Indiana.