Why is Toledo called the glass city?

Toledo was once the glass-making capital of the country, most of the city's output over the years has gone into making everything from windshields to windows for cars and buildings.

The city of Toledo is located on the northern border of Ohio and the western end of Lake Erie. Toledo is long known as “The Glass Capital of the World,” it has a long history of innovation in many aspects of the glass industry.

The city sits along the banks of the Maumee River, just north of what was once the Great Black Swamp, giving way to its other nickname, “ Frog Town.”

Founded in 1833, Toledo’s 310,000+ residents enjoy a wide variety of culture and entertainment. And its proximity to Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus make it the perfect stopping off point for tourists on their way to other destinations. Read more of the history at Toledo.com.

Check out glass tips, techniques and tutorial for lampwork beads, pendants and sculpture at Pinterest.

Speaking of glass, since its initial launch in 2013, Google Glass has been touted as a revolutionary entry into the world of "smart" eyewear.

The promise: a broadly expanded visual experience with on-the-move, hands-free access to photos, videos, messaging, web-surfing and apps.

The catch: a small new study suggests that the structure of the glasses (rather than the software) may curtail natural peripheral vision, creating blind spots that undermine safety while engaging in routine tasks, such as driving or walking. Catch more at 13 abc.

Updated on Tuesday, November 25 2014 at 10:31AM EST
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