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ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were...
A rather obvious variation of "Rabobank", a Netherlands-based banking group that failed to change its name upon...
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San Francisco's most famous street protester, Frank can be found in highly trafficked areas of San Francisco to protest...
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May 2nd
Duck Blind: Madison, WI

1. Officially called the "The Great Dane Duck Blind", this is of the ways you can watch the Madison Mallards baseball team. The Duck Blind tickets include all you can eat food and all you can drink beverages (beer and soda). Of course there is plenty of Great Dane beer.

2. They call it the "Duck Blind" because nobody watches the games. I was there last night and almost got hit in the head by an errant foul ball. Having my life flash before my eyes was just an added bonus to an already great time. The entrance fee is a little spendy ($30 with beer, or $25 for just soda), but you can eat and drink all you want for several hours, and maybe even watch some baseball if you care to take a gander. (Yes, that's Mallard humor.)

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Hodag: Rhinelander, WI

1. The hodag is the official mascot of the Rhinelander area. The mythical beast is the the local high school's mascot. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ultimate frisbee team has followed suit. They're called the Wisconsin Hodags.

2. The mascot for the Rhinelander area, the hodag is a mythical creature that resembles a large horned lizard-like beast.

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Porkopolis: Cincinnati, OH

A nickname for Cincinnati in recognition of its former status as a major pork industry center.

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Strib: Minneapolis, MN

(noun) Common nickname for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a daily newspaper.

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Harvard on the Hill: Peoria, IL

1. The playful nickname for Illinois Central College on the bluff in East Peoria.

2. Nickname for Illinois Central College, the local community college, poking fun at the school since almost anyone can get in there and it's thought of as a grown-up version of high school.

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Smallbany: Albany, NY

A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.

May 2nd
Cabbage Night: Boston, MA

1. Taking place the night before Halloween, youngsters take the opportunity to hurl foodstuffs (like eggs and cabbage, hence the name) at people and houses. Mischief Night seems quite descriptive, but Bostonians like to have their own names for things.

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

 
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