Arizona is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters:
* Mesa's founder was the great-grandfather of Fay Wray, star of King Kong (1933)
* The place to go for great burgers in Kayenta is also the place to learn about the Navajo Code Talkers
* Phoenix native Joan Ganz Cooney created Sesame Street
* Irving Berlin wrote the greatest Christmas song of all time--''White Christmas''--while sitting beside a swimming pool in Phoenix
* One of the seven species of horned lizards found in Arizona is the horny toad, which squirts blood from its eyes when frightened
* Chandler holds an annual Ostrich Festival--one of the Top 10 Unique Festivals in the United States
* The recruiting poster for the Pony Express read: ''Must be expert riders willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred.''
* The only two communities in the U.S. where postal workers still deliver mail by mule are both in the Grand Canyon--in Havasu Falls, where the Havasupai tribe has lived for 800 years, and in Phantom Ranch, a resort village
* The ''Jojo's'' mentioned in the Beatles' song ''Get Back'' was a popular bar in Tucson.