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1. Bloody Sunday: "Bloody Sunday" took place on Sunday, March 7th, 1965. Civil rights protesters marched to the Edmund Pettus Bridge ...  
2. Lagniappe: With the motto "Something Extra for Mobile," is a bi-weekly alternative newspaper published in Mobile.  
3. Great Blizzard of 1993: A blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow on Birmingham, unusual given the snowfall average of about half-an-inch.  
4. Pittsburgh of the South: Nickname for Birmingham, the South's industrial center.  
5. Birmingham Civil Rights District: A six-block section of downtown Birmingham, Alabama, the historical setting for several of the area's important civ...  
6. Mystic Society: a Carnival organization known for its secrecy that presents parades and/or balls for the enjoyment of its members, ...  
7. Carnival: Festival season in Mobile with street party‚Äôs and parades. It is one of the largest and most widely attended in the...  
8. Southside: A neighborhood in Birmingham; the southern part of the downtown area, sometimes referred to as "Midtown".  
9. Five Points South: Birmingham's entertainment/nightlife district, in the southern portion of the city.  
10. 20th Street: The main north-south thoroughfare in Birmingham  
11. UAB: Acronym for the University of Birmingham at Alabama  
12. Dixie Alley: Alabama generally suffers more deaths than plains states because its frequent storms occur in highly populated area...  
13. Red Eye Gravy: Country ham drippings and black coffee, made into a gravy, also called Poor Man's Gravy.  
14. Fried Green Tomatoes: The Alabama dish brought to fame by the movie of the same name is traditionally made from green tomatoes breaded wi...  
15. Alys Stephens Center: A center for performing arts and the home of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, located on the University of Alabama-B...  
 
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A way of chugging an alcoholic beverage by holding it with your bicep and forearm. Named after the town of origin, Saukville Wisconsin.

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.

Carry a heavy load or a bulky package for a distance: "The MTA is on strike every Christmas, so we schlep our packages from Macy's to Grand Central"

This is what many Pinkberry-crazed people call their precious frozen yogurt dessert.

Nickname for the New York Stock Exchange