In 1859, California experienced the largest gold heist in history.

California is home to the world's tallest living tree, a coast redwood named Hyperion.

The Hollywood sign originally read "Hollywoodland" and was a real estate advertisement.

California's Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in North America.

San Francisco's Lombard Street, known as the "crookedest street in the world," was designed to reduce the steepness of the hill.