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  1. You are 10 times more likely to get bitten by a New Yorker than a shark.

  2. You are 10 times more likely to get bitten by a New Yorker than a shark.

  3. First published in 1993, "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" is the most reproduced cartoon from The New Yorker magazine, and its title a phrase still used around the world.

  4. The Wizard of Oz received one negative review, from the New Yorker, whose film critic despised the film's "Vulgarity [of] raw, eye-straining Technicolor" and "Singer Midgets"

  5. More people are bitten each year by New Yorkers than by sharks.

  6. One out of every 21 New Yorkers is a millionaire.

  7. More people are bitten each year by New Yorkers than by sharks.

  8. Ching Ling Foo and Chung Ling Soo were two magicians from the early 20th century who were bitter rivals. While Ching Ling Foo was genuinely Chinese, Chung Ling Soo was actually a New Yorker named William Robinson.

  9. A 54 year old New Yorker called Darius McCollum has been arrested over 30 times for illegally driving New York City public transport. He claims an overwhelming compulsion to do this due to this Asperger's. He is currently locked up with little chance of release.

  10. New York City has more people than 40 of the 50 U.S. states, has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia, and that half of New Yorkers speak a language other than English at home (and over 200 languages are spoken).

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The Addams Family was originally a group of macabre cartoon characters whose exploits were published in The New Yorker.

After the Empire State Building opened in New York City in 1931, much of its office space went unrented. It was nicknamed the "Empty State Building" by New Yorkers and didn't become profitable until 1950.

New Yorkers bite 10 times more people than sharks do worldwide

A staff writer for The New Yorker came to the office every day from 1964 to his death in 1996 -- and never published a single story

You are more likely to he bitten by a New Yorker, than you are likely to be bitten by a shark.

Broadway producer David Merrick once found 7 average New Yorkers with the same names as 7 of the top theater critics to see one of his poorly reviewed shows. He then printed ads quoting the 7 namesakes' rave reviews. The show remained open for another 6 months

In 1964 there was a poll asking white New Yorkers about civil rights: about 50% said nonviolent demonstrations were harmful to the cause. A large number spoke of black people getting “everything on a silver platter” and there being “reverse discrimination” against whites.

Joe Navarro, one of the F.B.I.’s top experts in questioning techniques, told The New Yorker, “Only a psychopath can torture and be unaffected. You don’t want people like that in your organization. They are untrustworthy, and tend to have grotesque other problems.”

Roger Angell has been a contributing writer for The New Yorker for 73 years. He continues to write about baseball for the magazine today at age 97.

The New Yorker magazine is one of the last publications that still uses the 'diaeresis' - 2 dots above a vowel, ex: coöperate, the reason is that the old style editor who tried to change it died in 1978 right before he wanted to send a memo and no one had the guts to change it since

The original "on the Internet, no one knows you're a dog" meme comes from a comic a 1993 issue of the New Yorker

Writer Joseph Mitchell suffered from writers block from 1964 until his death in 1996 but he sill went to work everyday as a writer for The New Yorker. He would show up every morning, close himself in his office, emerge at lunch, and then return back to his office but he never published again

Although Morris was one of the signatories to the Articles of Confederation, he believed in a fairly strong central government and thought of himself as an American first and then a New Yorker.

David Foster Wallace's work has appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, The Paris Review, Esquire, Harper's Magazine, and Mid-American Review, among many other prestigious periodicals.

Truman Capote began working on In Cold Blood with Harper Lee, which began as a story for The New Yorker, and evolved into a book. It was an instant bestseller when it was released in 1965. The book was a true crime book and Truman and Harper attended the trial. Truman and Harper interviewed the suspected killers during research for the book.

Harper Lee helped her friend Truman Capote to write his article that would appear in The New Yorker, an article that would lay the groundwork for his masterpiece Cold Blood.

While working at The New Yorker Truman tried to get his work published but had no success. He quit and returned to Alabama to write his first novel Summer Crossing. The book was set aside and was not published until 2005.

13 of J.D. Salinger's short stories appeared in The New Yorker including Slight Rebellion Off Madison (1946), A Perfect Day for Bananafish (1948), Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut (1948), Just Before the War with the Eskimos (1948), The Laughing Man (1949), For Esme-With Love and Squalor (1950), Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes (1951), Teddy (1953), Franny (1955), Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1955), Zooey (1957), Seymour: An Introduction (1959), and Hapworth 16, 1924 (1965).

Truman Capote once attended a Robert Frost reading and left because he was sick. Frost was so offended that he got Capote fired from the New Yorker

When a scientist discovered that atrazine, a herbicide applied to more than half the corn in the USA, might impede the sexual development of frogs, Syngenta, one of the largest agribusinesses in the world, plotted ways to discredit him - The New Yorker

Iconic dandy and mascot of The New Yorker magazine has a name: Eustace Tilley

Andy Borowitz, satirist for the New Yorker who is widely shared on social media, was the creator of Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

About diaeresis, an archaic English writing convention still in use by The New Yorker that consists of two dots placed above the second of an identical two vowel set to indicate a separate syllable (ex. coöperation or reëlect).

In 1903 a wealthy New Yorker hosted a $50k dinner where every guest was on horseback on the 4th floor of a popular restaurant.

There is a 'Secret' Code placed in Central Park Lamp Posts, that New Yorkers used to find there way around before cellphones and skyscrapers, etc