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Recently becoming trendy, this is an area of Brooklyn just over the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges from Manhattan. The...
Waikiki Beach is one of Hawaii's truly great recreational beaches. It's basically a two mile stretch of coast fronted...
Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy...
: Oscar Mayer is headquartered in Madison, making a Wienermobile sighting a fairly common occurrence.
An old warehouse that is now filled with artist studios, Five Pointz is a living collage of graffiti art. Come here...
A glass boot at Madison's Essen Haus that is passed around a table full of friends. The boot is the centerpiece for the...
A nickname for the city of La Crosse itself. La Crosse is Wisconsin's main city on the western edge of the state. Also,...

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March 19th
Jesus Junction: Atlanta, GA

Stretch of Peachtree Rd in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta that is marked by the presence of a number of large churches built close together.

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Elastics: Boston, MA

Rubber Bands.

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Paczki: South Bend, IN

Paczki's are deep-fried Polish doughnuts which mark the beginning of Lent, and are most often consumed on "Fat Tuesday." Traditionally, these rich doughnuts were intended to use all of the forbidden lard, sugar...

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Casual Car Pool: San Francisco, CA

Term for the organized carpooling system in San Francisco where carpoolers meet at a designated spot and share rides. Started in the mid 1970s when oil prices were sky-high, casual car pools are not run by an established organization, but are rather arranged ad hoc and continue on tradition. People involved will know the pickup and drop-off points, as well as the rules--the most important of which is that there's no money exchanged between drivers and riders.

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Great Chicago Fire of 1871: Chicago, IL

Citywide catastrophe rumored to have been started by the "O'Leary cow." As legend goes, the O'Leary cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary farm which started to spread throughout the city. Every building in the city, which was made out of wood then, was either damaged or destroyed with the exception of the Water Tower which stands to this day.

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Princess Kay of the Milky Way: Minneapolis, MN

The young woman who serves as Minnesota's state dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest over fifty years ago. Princess Kay is crowned each August the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair, and she makes appearances not only during the Fair's 12-day run, but all year long. She is generally the daughter of dairy farmers. While at the fair, both Princess Kay and the runner-ups sit in a refrigerator in the Empire Commons building and have a replica of their head sculpted out of butter.

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India No Place: Indianapolis, IN

When the city of Indianapolis either bores or annoys its residents.

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