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Spaldeen refers to a type of ball that was used to play stickball in New York. Spaldeen is actually a New York...
One of Seattle's most popular tourist attractions. The fish market is the home to the flying fish. Here fishmongers...
SheVegas is the future of journalism. Covering the greater Sheboygan, Wisconsin area, SheVegas brings multimedia to...
The Lake Delton Dam Disaster occurred on Monday, June 9, 2008. After days of thunderstorms spawned tornadoes and...
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,...
Located right on the lake and is a major attraction for Milwaukee. The building was designed by the world-renown...
The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace...

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Water Ice: Philadelphia, PA

Italian Ice

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Gum Bands: Pittsburgh, PA

This slang for rubber bands in Pittsburgh speak.

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Brain Damage Island: Seattle, WA

Along with Brain Dead Island, it's a derogatory nickname for Bainbridge Island.

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Bags: Chicago, IL

Bags, also known as bean bag toss, is a nickname for Cornhole, a game originating in Ohio. The game requires two boards with a hole in them spaced approximately 30 feet apart. You then throw bean bags (or corn filled bags) towards the boards, with the goal of getting them in the hole. You score 3 points for getting a bag in the hole, and 1 point on the board. Teams are 2 people, and they stand on opposite sides. You subtract the difference between the team totals for each round. Game ends at 21 points.

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Breeder: San Francisco, CA

A heterosexual person in gay culture.

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Bang a left: Boston, MA

Take a left (while driving).

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People's Republic of Madison: Madison, WI

Pejorative nickname given to Madison by political conservatives due to its long history of progressive politics. (Also see "60 square miles surrounded by reality".)

 
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