Fun Fact: Founder of Perdue University

John Perdue was an industrialist whose donation led to the founding of Purdue University. He agreed to donate the money on two conditions, the school would be named after him and he got to choose where in Indiana that the school grounds would be built.

Fun Fact: Indianapolis Etymology

The capital of Indiana, Indianapolis gets its name from the Greek word “polis” which means city. Which literally makes Indianapolis translate as Indiana City.

Fun Fact: When Indiana Tried Legally Changing Pi

In 1897, a physician tried to convince the Indiana Legislature to change the value of Pi because he thought he discovered a way to “square a circle”. The House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate rejected it.