South Jersey is a large home to many cities, towns, and trees, stretching from Camden’s waterfront on the Delaware River to Wildwood’s vast beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. With hundreds of thousands of residents, plus more out-of-state visitors, everyone has some knowledge they gained about South Jersey’s communities.

Twitter provides a great outlet for people to share. An interesting game to play is using Twitter’s search bar and typing the phrase “today I learned” and then the topic, such as your own hometown! You can dig up quite a few old diamonds archived in Twitter users’ histories.

Here are some fun facts and silly moments collected:

Both leave you questioning “what happened?”

The game is extremely realistic.

South Jersey has an abundance of farms to get fresh fruit from. New Jersey is called “the garden state” after all.

Well now I can say I learned something new today, too! More on this topic, pinball was banned because it was considered gambling and stole money from the youth. Who knew there was a prohibition of pinball and still to this day in some cities across the country.

There is a Cape May Courthouse in Cape May Court House, for which the town was renamed after. That’s a mouthful.

Play along readers and even share your own quirky stories on Twitter using the hashtag #SouthJersey so we can all see!


This blog was written by Lisa Capasso, an intern at Townsquare Media South Jersey.