14. Everyone actually knows the Silky’s Diver recipe
The mystery of the big yellow bucket sold at Silky O’Sullivan’s on Beale Street is solved: in 2012 Drinking Made Easy revealed the Diver cocktail to consist of a gallon of rum, grenadine, beer, and something called “Mysterious Zig Zig.” While this seems more likely to be the real recipe than earlier reports (the late, great Silky reportedly said Divers were made of Roto-Rooter, furniture polish, and Spanish Fly) since no one knows what zig zig is, maybe it’s still technically a secret.
15. The Orpheum Theatre has a permanent resident, and she’s not exactly alive
On the West end of Beale, The Orpheum is rumored to be the un-resting place for Memphis’ most famous ghost: little Mary, a 12-year-old girl in a white dress who died in the early 1900s. Legend has it that she was hit by a streetcar in front of the theatre. Seat C15 in the mezzanine is kept open in her honor.