8 Things That You Probably Didnt Know About Kansas City

Kansas City isn’t only about the jazz and blues or barbecues. There are so many things about KC that outsiders probably do not know. Here’s our list of a few of them;

a) The ‘bark’ is more popular here than the barbecue: We love barbecue, but there’s something more drool-worthy. The barbecued meat that’s cut from the edges of a brisket is seasoned and re-smoked to make perfect burnt ends aka ‘the bark’. The chewier the bark, the better is its taste! In fact, we love our burnt ends so much that there’s a BBQ joint dedicated to them in Overland Park.

b) Berlin is in Kansas City: Well, not if you think of it as a German city! But Berlin and Nikita are the names of two polar bears at the Kansas City Zoo. This zoo covers more than 200 acres of land and hosts more than a 1000 animals.

c) Happy hours were illegal until 2012- Alcohol laws in Kansas City are some of the strictest in the United States. In fact, until the alcohol prohibition law was changed, bars were not allowed to offer drink specials to certain demographic groups like women, retirees, or members of fraternities. It is common for Kansas residents to work in the city and go to Missouri for a drink.

d) Air raid sirens are still in use here: The cold war is long over, but air raid sirens continue to blare to warn about twisters. Unless they’re new to the city, people are not bothered by the sound and they continue with business as usual.

e) This is the best place for a pizza: Kansas City pizzas were chosen as the best in America by the Travel and Leisure magazine. Pizzabella, Minsky’s and Kelso’s are some of the local favorites.

f) Kansas City is THE soccer capital in the country: Soccer is an important part of the local sports scene thanks to local teams like the Sporting Kansas City. We also have some of the best facilities in the country for soccer.

g) This is the City of Fountains: KC has more fountains than anywhere else in the US. We also celebrate Fountain Day every April when all the fountains in the city are turned on.

h) Kansas City, North and North Kansas City are two different places: North Kansas City or Northtown is a small city on the north of the Heart of America Bridge, while Kansas City, North or Northland refers to any part of KC that’s to the north of the Missouri river.

Great Hair Shampoos

Hi everyone. I wanted to write about the shampoos that I use for my hair. These shampoos are the best shampoos that I ever used. When I’m washing it, my hair is very soft, very manageable, it doesn’t dry out my hair, it doesn’t make my hair tangled. I’ve tried so many different shampoos out there on the market and I can honestly say that these shampoos are the best shampoos that I’ve ever tried. These are my staple shampoos. What I mean staple, these are the only shampoos that I use now. The only shampoos that I have been using for a while now and they work!

The first thing that I want to share is that sometimes like I want to do a pre shampoo treatment and I use the Arman Hair Oil which I got at Amazon.

And what Arman Hair Oil does for your hair is just strengthen it and moisturizes your hair before your shampoo treatment. So my hair now doesn’t get stripped away. But this helps with the natural oil and it just helps to soften your hair and it’s just really very good for people that have a dry scalp because it just moisturizes really well.

So, another one of my favorite shampoos is Kera Care Hydrate and Detangle shampoo. This shampoo is amazing!

You hair will be so soft (as you’re washing it) and you could easily comb through it. It’s just amazing! It doesn’t strip your hair of its natural oil or anything like that. It conditions the hair, it gives a soft lather as you wash and helps with split ends. And on the shampoo bottle it even says “excellent for relaxed or colored treated hair”. So, this is good for people with relaxed hair, and colored treated hair; people that needs extra conditioning, okay!

Another shampoo that is cheap and it works wonders is Cream of Nature, it costs about $5.00.

Whenever I run out of my Kera Care I use this. But even still in between I’ll switch between Cream of Nature and my Kera Care. So, these are the only two shampoos that I used, that I love.

Family Things to do in Kansas City

Kansas City isn’t just famous for its barbecues, art and jazz; there are plenty of things to do and places to visit. Here’s a list of fun things to do when visiting the place with family:

- Visit the National War Museum:

The National War Museum is America’s official museum dedicated to the First World War that killed more than 9 million people and maimed several more. This is a great place to help tweens and teens to appreciate peace and understand the futility of war. It is a well curated museum with interesting exhibits that include artifacts related to the war including war tanks, airplanes, and dioramas of German, French and British bunkers. There are plenty of interactive games where children and adults can create war posters or learn about airplanes.

Spoiler Alert: Children 12 and under are likely to be bored

- Visit Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium

The Sea Life Aquarium in Kansas City has more than 5000 water creatures including sharks, octopuses, sea horses and several other animals swimming around 260,000 gallons of water. This is a kid friendly place with a touch pool and several talk and feed shows held throughout the day.

Spoiler Alert: Can be crowded sometimes, although staff tries to control the number of people who go in.

- The Schlitterbahn Kansas City Water Park

This water theme park is the latest addition to the city’s entertainment scene. The Verruckt water slide, supposedly said to hold the current record for being the tallest and fastest in the world, is set to launch soon. There are slides and water rides including an interconnected river system that allows people of all ages to take a floating trip inside the water park.

Spoiler Alert: The official launch date for Verruckt has been delayed thrice and no new launch date has been set yet.

- LEGOLAND Discovery Center

The Kansas City LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the fourth discovery center is the US. The 30,000 square foot place has several interactive features that appeal everyone in the family especially little kids. There’s a Barbie house for children to play besides Lego pools randomly placed for children to stop and build something.

Spoiler Alert: Not a place that teens would find interesting. Adults are not allowed unless accompanied by children or during the ‘adults only’ nights held every third Monday of each month.

- Kansas City Zoo

The zoo is spread around 200 acres of land and hosts thousands of exotic animals. Popular exhibits include polar bears, penguins, elephants and giraffes. You can also take an air ride across some of the animals.

Spoiler Alert: Not much fun if you aren’t a great fan of animals.