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Common nickname for the Pennsylvanian Railroad.

This has become the popular name for Millenium Park's famed stainless steel sculpture, "Cloud Gate." It was completed in 2005.

This is slang for the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder's meeting. Warren Buffett's thousands of cult followers descend upon Omaha to hear the oracle utter his words of humble wisdom.

ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were known as Tyme Machines instead of ATMs. They were notorious for "closing" with a sliding iron door coming down just when one needed to make a withdrawal. Visitors likely believed the worst of Madison's detractors when locals asked "Is the Tyme machine open?"

Celebrated on February 9th, 2010, a good 53 days before Easter (as opposed to the typical 46 for Mardi Gras), honoring the New Orleans Saints and their new Lombardi Trophy!