The ''Streaking Capital of the World'' was an honor bestowed on Knoxville by American journalist Walter Cronkite.
This reputation Knoxville earned for stripping began in the hot spring of 1974 year when 5000 people took off their clothes at Cumberland Avenue.
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Knoxville features hot and humid summers with temperatures reaching 30 degC and cool winters with rare snowfalls and average -1 degC. The record high for Knoxville is 40 degC occurring July 12, 1930, while the record low is -31degC noticed January 21, 1985.
Such temperature drop is mainly caused by its location in a hilly area that makes up series of narrow ridges joining the upper Tennessee Valley. Knoxville has area of 98.1sqmiles, some 92.7sqmiles of it is land and 5.4sqmiles – water. The city is washed by two tributaries French Broad River and Holston River that join to form the Tennessee River.
This land is currently a home to 177,661 people - a real cultural mosaic of 79.7 percent white, 16.2 percent African American, 1.45percent Asian and 0.31 percent American. What's really interesting that this cultural variety bred many famous personalities.
For example, Lowell Cunningham, writer mainly recognized by his book ''Men in Black'' – a basis for popular comedy that hit cinema screens in 1997. It is that strange sense of black humor found in Knoxville that made this picture the fattest cash cow to profit US$587 million against a $90 million dollar budget.
A hometown to Lowell Cunningham, Knoxville can be even better if look it around for numerous sites. Attractions include;
- World's Fair Park, a location for the 1982 World's Fair Park with kid-friendly fountains
- Sunsphere, a modern style monument built for the 1982 World's Fair
- The University of Tennessee (UT) Gardens, open for free strolls since 1982
- Museum of East Tennessee History, museum about the history of the area
Exploring these sights is a great way to understand this city and have fun at the same time, while Booked.net can place you in Knoxville with all comforts.