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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...
Balboa Park is America's largest urban cultural park. It is home to 15 major museums and is adorned with interesting...
This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver"...
The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace...
Waikiki Beach is one of Hawaii's truly great recreational beaches. It's basically a two mile stretch of coast fronted...
Located right on the lake and is a major attraction for Milwaukee. The building was designed by the world-renown...
Trenton has its own 'style' of this lawn game, where one pitches round metal quoits (sort of like metal hoops or rings)...

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May 21st
Porkopolis: Cincinnati, OH

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

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Washateria: Houston, TX

1. This isn't actually Spanish, and isn't pronounced as such. It's actually an old Southern word for laundromat and it's pronounced "wash-uh-TEER-ee-uh", more like how you'd say the English "cafeteria", and not in some Latin way.

2. Another name for a laundromat, taken from Houston's rich "Spanglish" vernacular.

May 21st
Heaviest Corner on Earth: Birmingham, AL

In the early 1900s, the nickname for a group of early skyscrapers at the intersection of 20th Street and 1st Ave.

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Fro Yo: Saint Louis, MO

Frozen yogurt.

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Ooey Pooey: Indianapolis, IN

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis or IUPUI, the acronym that inspired the not-so-flattering nickname.

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Down Cella: Boston, MA

In the basement.

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Kumeyaay: San Diego, CA

The Kumeyaay, also know as the Diegueños, are the natives of the San Diego area (and of the southwestern US and Northwestern Mexico). The Kumeyaay still have reservations in San Diego and in Baja California, Mexico, where they are called kumiai

 
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