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1. Washington Monument: A 550-foot-tall white obelisk towering over the National Mall and offering a birds-eye view of the city; free admis...
2. Slugging: The driver actually has to take on two passengers to use the HOV lane.  
3. Castle, The: Built in 1855, the Smithsonian Institution's first building is known as the Castle. The building houses the Institu...
4. Thomas Jefferson Building: The Thomas Jefferson Building is the oldest of the three Library of Congress buildings. Opened in 1897, the buildin...
5. Beer Summit: On July 30th, 2009, Harvard professor Robert Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crowley had a private d...  
6. Booeymonger: A sandwich shop known for offering a wide variety of weird sandwiches (as well as the old standards) at excellent p...  
7. Capitol Hill: The area's most prominent landmark, the Capitol building, perches here; the original architect decreed that no buil...
8. Metrorail: Washington D.C.'s mass transit railroad system.  
9. Lucky Bar: A locally beloved dive bar on Connecticut Avenue.  
10. Gordon Biersch Microbrewery: A downtown spot that specializes in German beers.  
11. Sign of the Whale: A popular bar on M-Street.  
12. Freedom Fries: In the midst of the debate over the Iraq war, a few US congressmen exercised their freedom to slight the French by ...  
13. Agent Zero: Agent Zero is the nickname for Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas, who wears zero.  
14. beltway: Interstate Highway 495  
15. Mixing Bowl: The Springfield interchange where highways 495/395/95 all meet.  
 
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Retrocession is the act of giving back land that was once granted. In the case of Washington, DC retrocession is the process of returning land to Virginia and Maryland after the creation of the federal District of Columbia in 1791 for our nation's capital.

The 1000 Broadway Building has a white dome capping the roof, thus giving it the appearance of a gargantuan roll-on deodorant.

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]

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

A West-Side Manhattan neighborhood that at one time, was just what its name suggests. However, since the 1990s it has somehow managed to evolve into a hip and fashionable place to be, complete with an active nightlife and many trendy nightclubs.