8. The first-ever Olympic gold medalist is from here
Southie native James Brendan Connolly was the first gold medalist in the modern Olympic Games. He won for the long jump in the 1896 Athens Olympics, and we've got a big ol' statue at Moakley Park to commemorate him.
9. South Boston and Fort Point are the same neighborhood
As much as Fort Point would like to "secede" from South Boston proper, we won't let it. Once you're part of South Boston, you're always part of South Boston.
10. We inspired one of Edgar Allen Poe's creepiest stories
The story goes that while stationed in the military at Fort Independence, Castle Island, Poe had the idea for The Cask of Amontillado after someone shared a true story of burying a man alive in a wall. (Hmm… wonder if that person was from Southie?)