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This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time,...
The infamous guy who plays his Piccolo (very well) all year round on state street and also plays in the University...
"Smurf Turf" is a common nickname for Bronco Stadium at Boise State University. It is the only blue astro-turf field in...
(noun) Nickname for Minneapolis, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s; meant as a contrast to "The Big Apple", New York...
An old warehouse that is now filled with artist studios, Five Pointz is a living collage of graffiti art. Come here...
Spaldeen refers to a type of ball that was used to play stickball in New York. Spaldeen is actually a New York...
The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace...

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May 22nd
Pank: Ishpeming, MI

To pack snow

May 22nd
Inclines: Pittsburgh, PA

Old cable cars that go up the side of Mt Washington

May 22nd
Sloshkosh: Oshkosh, WI

1. Nickname for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (or some claim the entire city of Oshkosh) referring to their heavy drinking reputation.

2. Strangely, in an effort to more closely monitor their public reputation, The University of Wisconsin has actually registered the trademarks "Sloshkosh", "UW-0", and "UW-Zero".

May 22nd
Alligators in the Sewers: New York, NY

A pervasive New York City urban legend tells of infant alligators brought back from Florida vacations and subsequently flushed down toilets only to form scattered colonies of full-grown alligators thriving beneath the city streets. Some versions describe the alligators as albino, having lost their pigment from living in the dark sewers for generations.

May 22nd
Bad Children Go to Father Baker: Buffalo, NY

Father Baker is waiting to be canonized at Our Lady of Victory. He used to run a house for boys and now every child is threatened to be sent to Fr. Baker's when they are bad.

May 22nd
Urban Iditarod: Portland, OR

Once a year, people race in teams around the city on a bar/city tour. Participants are in teams of 5 and are expected to dress up to whatever theme they choose. Grocery carts are stolen (and then returned) as sleds and one

May 22nd
Palm Springs of Washington, The: Yakima, WA

There's a sign at the edge of town that dubs Yakima the "Palm Springs of Washington," alluding to the sunnier weather with respect to the rest of the state.

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