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This is an annual June event in Eagle that includes, among many events, a rodeo, local craft/food vendors, carnival,...
: Oscar Mayer is headquartered in Madison, making a Wienermobile sighting a fairly common occurrence.
Cheeseheads can refer to either 1) the foam cheesehead hats made by Foamation, 2) Wisconsinites, or 3) Green Bay Packer...
"Jump Around" is not only the party smash hit by House of Pain, but is also a student section tradition at the...
The Cloisters are an extension of the Metropolitan Art Museum dedicated to the architecture and art of the European...
(noun) Nickname for Minneapolis, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s; meant as a contrast to "The Big Apple", New York...
Also called "Touchdown Jesus". Unfortunately he was struck by lightning on June 15, 2010 and burned to the ground. The...

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April 20th
Cabbage Night: Boston, MA

October 30th, the night before Halloween; elsewhere known as "mischief night".

April 19th
Dirty Jersey: New York, NY

Refers to neighboring New Jersey, home state of the food additive industry and the Toxic Avenger

April 18th
Arf n Barf: Richmond, IL

Richmond has its very own Dog n Suds Drive In, better known by the locals as "Arf n Barf."

April 17th
Puddletown: Portland, OR

Nickname for Portland because of all the rainfall it receives. Puddletown has made its way into popular PDX culture, as it's commonly affixed to names of businesses, sports teams, et al.

April 16th
Herkimer Diamonds: Herkimer, NY

While many people will point out that these crystals aren't real diamonds, the Herkimer double-terminated quartz (popularly referred to as Herkimer Diamonds) are extremely rare. Alternative healers often praise the healing properties of these double-terminated crystals because they have the ability to emit energy from both ends. Now privately owned, the Herkimer Diamond Mines attract tourists from all around the world.

April 15th
Topeka Inc.: Topeka, KS

1. On April 1st, 2010, Google changed its name to Topeka, which may have been reciprocation from Topeka changing...

April 14th
Hornet's Nest: Charlotte, NC

Nickname ascribed to Charlotte that dates back to the Revolutionary War when Charlotte residents clashed with British troops. The term was originally used by General Charles Cornwallis to describe the fiery independence of Charlotteans. Although the NBA has taken away...

 
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Known for Long Island Iced Tea.
Kelly's Grille has been closed since 2008. The space was split into Roman Candle and Atomic Koi.
Guy stalked my sister in the early '80s. Not "harmless" - is a creepster.
The Hostess City of the South
My husband & I watched all of Treme in 1 weekend! WE ARE IN LOVE with this show!!! Not only is it entertaining, it provoked us to research this beautiful culture. And we love it! Wish we were able to speak on the shows b...