I Wonder one year later: The best stories and ones you might have missed

I Wonder one year later: The best stories and ones you might have missed

I Wonder one year later: The best stories and ones you might have missed

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by Don Day
KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 29 at 10:51 AM

This time last year, the big lighted Christmas tree on top the US Bank Plaza building in Downtown Boise was still shining brightly each night. As each day passed, more and more questions about the tree flooded our inbox, as viewers and website users wondered why the tree was overstaying its Christmas welcome.

The phrase “I wonder” made it into the headline, and after noticing how popular the item was, we decided to make it a regular series. Now a year and nearly 50 stories later, I Wonder is one of the most popular features on KTVB.COM.
 
We’ve looked at a little bit of everything – from the Christmas tree, to the speed limit on the I-184 Connector. 
 
A few recurring themes have popped up – including the color blue: blue reflectors, blue lights – and the blue and orange.
 
Another involves street names – including the story of Chicken Dinner Road, the proper punctuation of ParkCenter Blvd. – and we even found out what Five Mile Rd. was five miles from.
 
Some stories took a serious tone, like the item about the potential for security trouble from the new Statehouse skylights. Others were silly and fun – like the tale of a Boise deli’s upside down sign.
 
We found out where John Miller went, who had the cheapest groceries, why you can’t pump gas in Oregon, and of course – if Boise has secret Chinese tunnels.
 
In coming weeks, find out how your recycling gets sorted, why deer cross the road, and where Ustick Rd. got its name.
 
We have a full rundown of all the questions answered here.
 
Thanks for using KTVB.COM, and thanks for sending in your I Wonder story ideas!
 

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