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The Lake Delton Dam Disaster occurred on Monday, June 9, 2008. After days of thunderstorms spawned tornadoes and...
Constructed in 1969, the World's Largest Six Pack belongs to the City Brewery in La Crosse, Wisconsin. According to the...
: Oscar Mayer is headquartered in Madison, making a Wienermobile sighting a fairly common occurrence.
Many street names in downtown Knoxville are named after major streets in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Gay Street is one...
The Cloisters are an extension of the Metropolitan Art Museum dedicated to the architecture and art of the European...
A Springfield, IL horseshoe is a mighty thing! Texas toast, topped with hamburger patties, topped with fries, topped...
Scanner is a fixture at the Memorial Union and State Street. While eccentrically amiable, Dan may rub the unacquainted...

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August 3rd
Pedicab: New York, NY

This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver" names their prices usually, so make sure you ask before your ride starts exactly how much it will cost.

August 3rd
Coffee & Chicory: New Orleans, LA

Coffee laced with chicory. Rumored to have originated in New Orleans during the Civil War, when the city was under a federal blockade and could not import enough coffee, which...

August 3rd
Plastic Pink Flamingo: Madison, WI

The Plastic Pink Flamingo was voted Madison's official city bird today. The alders were inspired by a prank pulled by a UW student group 30 years ago that planted 1,000 such creatures in the lawn in front of Bascom Hall.

August 3rd
Slot Zombie: Reno, NV

A person so transfixed by gambling machines that he or she becomes virtually oblivious to the rest of the world.

August 3rd
Once: Milwaukee, WI

Word sometimes used at the end of a Milwaukeean's sentence, often when requesting something. EXAMPLES: "Come over here once" or "Let me see that once".

August 3rd
Neutral Ground: New Orleans, LA

A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who effectively split the city in two, could do business on the "neutral ground" of city streets.

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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.

 
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Madtown
A neighborhood that is positioned in the middle of Madison and Middleton. Half of the neighborhood pays Madison tax and have a Madison address while the other half has Middleton. [blackhawkhomeowners.com]
Fried cheese curds are delicious fried pieces of cheese usually served with ranch dressing.
Mad town
A popular Mexican grill with amazing burritos and quesadillas.