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The Sausage Race is one of my favorite parts of a Brewers game. The race, sponsored by Klement's Sausage Company,...
Great views of Manhattan from this Brooklyn location on the water at the end of Old Fulton St. It's at the base of the...
Many street names in downtown Knoxville are named after major streets in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Gay Street is one...
Trenton has its own 'style' of this lawn game, where one pitches round metal quoits (sort of like metal hoops or rings)...
A Springfield, IL horseshoe is a mighty thing! Texas toast, topped with hamburger patties, topped with fries, topped...
A very busy boulevard that is like a continuation of the Golden State Freeway. It is Spanish for The Happy Boulevard....
Minnesota bars, particularly those Northeast Minneapolis are known for their meat raffles. Typically run by a charity,...

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March 3rd
Row Houses: Washington, DC

A style of housing dating back to the 17th century, similar to a town home; very common in the older parts of D.C.

March 2nd
Pink Flamingos: Madison, WI

In irresponsible (yet funny) fashion, the UW student government orchestrated an early-morning smattering of pink flamingos (over 1,000 of them) on the lawn in from of Bascom Hall. These shenanigans were typical of the student government in those days (this prank in 1979). For years pink flamingos would adorn apartments, dorm rooms, and front lawns around campus.

March 1st
Panty Tree: Steamboat Springs, CO

A panty tree is a designated tree below a chairlift on top of which people can throw bras, panties, and the like. Steamboat has such a tree and it's chock-full of undergarments of all colors. It's about midway up the Storm Peak Express chairlift.

February 28th
Satan's Steed: Denver, CO
Satan's Steed with his devily eyes with the Denver airport in the background

Satan's Steed is one of the nicknames of the blue horse sculpture just outside of the Denver International Airport. The horse's creepy red eyes attract all sorts of disgust from the Colorado public, who lament the fact that the sculpture is placed so prominently at the gateway to the city. Adding to the mustang's mystique, scupltor Luis Jimenez died when the horse's head broke off and fell on top of him. His sons finished the job and had it installed in February of 2008.

February 27th
Virgin Vault: Madison, WI

1. The virgin vault was the former all-female Elizabeth Waters dormitory at the University of Wisconsin. It has recently been made co-ed, however, so the virigns have been let out of the vault.

2. Also formerly referred to as "Lez Waters."

February 26th
Jucy Lucy: Minneapolis, MN

A Jucy Lucy is a cheeseburger which has the cheese inside the beef patty rather than on top. The origin of the Jucy Lucy is under dispute. Some claim that it originated at Matt's Bar in south Minneapolis while others suggest that it was invented at the 5-8 Club, another bar a short distance away (which spells it, "Juicy Lucy").

February 25th
Isthmus: Madison, WI

1. Normally a small strip of land that separates two bodies of water, 'isthmus' often refers to the city of Madison itself, which is indeed an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona. "The Isthmus" is also a local newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.

2. A weekly Madison newspaper published on Thursdays. The paper includes local news, restaurant listings, movie times and reviews, a community guide, classifieds and personals. The paper is well-known for having a liberal slant.

 
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