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The Cloisters are an extension of the Metropolitan Art Museum dedicated to the architecture and art of the European...
A Springfield, IL horseshoe is a mighty thing! Texas toast, topped with hamburger patties, topped with fries, topped...
One of Seattle's most popular tourist attractions. The fish market is the home to the flying fish. Here fishmongers...
Constructed in 1969, the World's Largest Six Pack belongs to the City Brewery in La Crosse, Wisconsin. According to the...
Designed for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle is a 605 foot tall tower in Seattle, Washington. The...
Scanner is a fixture at the Memorial Union and State Street. While eccentrically amiable, Dan may rub the unacquainted...
Located right on the lake and is a major attraction for Milwaukee. The building was designed by the world-renown...

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September 18th
Coffee & Chicory: New Orleans, LA

Coffee laced with chicory. Rumored to have originated in New Orleans during the Civil War, when the city was under a federal blockade and could not import enough coffee, which necessitated blending the coffee with chicory root. Chicory is added to coffee in other parts of the world, including Madras and Belgium. Made famous at Cafe Du Monde on Jackson Square.

September 18th
Non-rhotic: Boston, MA

The linguistic term for the Bostonian tendency to leave out an 'r' when it precedes a consonant or is at the end of a word. For example, "I just parked the car" would sound like [I just pahked thah cah]

September 18th
Keep Austin Weird: Austin, TX

Keep Austin Weird was a slogan initiated by the Austin Small Business Alliance to help promote the city and its local businesses. Local street character Leslie Cochran didn't come up with the phrase, but...

September 18th
Bluecifer: Denver, CO

Bluecifer is a nickname for the devil-eyed blue mustang sculpture by Denver's airport.

September 18th
Christmas Tree Corner: Wausau, WI

The intersection of Stewart Avenue and 17th Avenue on Wausau's Southwest side, known because there are so many stoplight that the intersection is lit up like a Christmas tree. The intersection used to hold some sort of record for the number of lights used, but construction has since decreased the actual number (although there are still a lot).

September 18th
Masshole: Boston, MA

Disparaging nickname for people from Massachusetts, most often employed by people from other New England states.

September 18th
Witch's House, The: Los Angeles, CA

1. A bizarre piece of architecture that looks like a piece of a fairy-tale, now a private home in Beverly Hills. It was originally built for a movie studio in 1921 and then moved to its current location five years later.

2. Originally called the "Spadena House", The Witch's House was also originally intended to not look like a total spooky horror. Well, that didn't work out, which is why everyone knows it as "The Witch's House".

 
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