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156 miles long, it runs through the entirety of downtown Chicago with 45 bridges spanning its diameter. Every St....
A glass boot at Madison's Essen Haus that is passed around a table full of friends. The boot is the centerpiece for the...
Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy...
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 Bear Tooth Pass is the 30 mile stretch of highway between Red Lodge, MT and Yellowstone National Park's North East...
: Oscar Mayer is headquartered in Madison, making a Wienermobile sighting a fairly common occurrence.
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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People's Republic of Burlington: Burlington, VT

Nickname for the left-leaning Burlington, popularized during the mayoral tenure of now US Senator Bernie Sanders, who is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist.

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Butter Jesus: Monroe, OH

This is one of the common nicknames for Solid Rock Church's enormous sculpture of Jesus Christ. Rising 62 feet high this sculpture is hard to miss. It is located on the east side of I-75 north of Cincinnati. While it has other nicknames such Touchdown Jesus, I really like the name Butter Jesus. In the right light, it looks just like a giant butter sculpture.

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Little Beirut: Portland, OR

A nickname for Portland given by none other than George Bush and his staff. Every time he would visit there would be such protests and demonstrations that he did not return to Portland when seeking reelection in 2004; but sent other staff members to gain support.

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Polio Water: Boston, MA

1. Stinky water from the gutters that mixes with garbage. Don't step in the polio water, or else the polio smell will stick with you all day.

2. Polio Water - A puddle of water.

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Washateria: Houston, TX

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

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Brookfield Swirlie: Brookfield, WI

An act first practiced at Brookfield Central High School in the mid-1990s. Several students from the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, being of a gentle disposition, sought a safer and more sanitary form of humiliation than the traditional swirlie, which involves holding someone's head in a toilet and then flushing....

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Stickball: New York, NY

Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.

 
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