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  • San Francisco was originally called Yearba Buena, a Spanish name meaning "good herb" or "good grass."
  • ranks fourth in the world, after New York, Moscow and London, in terms of the numbers of billionaires that call it home.
  • San Francisco is also known for having the largest Chinese community in the world, outside of China.
  • San Francisco is known for its coffee shops, of which there are over three hundred within its boundaries. It is here that the famous Irish coffee was invented.
  • The computer mouse was invented in Silicon Valley and the picture of a rolling hill against a blue sky which is the default wallpaper in Windows XP was shot in the Napa Valley.