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31. Mario Murray: The trumpeter voted "Best Street Musician" in 2004 during the Sidewalk Musician's Slam Competition  
32. Adams Morgan: An arty, bohemian neighborhood where young artists are commissioned to paint murals on otherwise ordinary brick fac...  
33. Union Station: An historic building with marble floors, now a shopping mall and modern rail station with over 32 million annual vi...  
34. Georgetown: The area of Washington D.C. that predated the capital, originally a Native American settlement and now a historic a...  
35. National Mall: A tree-lined park that stretches two miles and includes such landmarks as the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington M...  
36. Potomac River: The river forming part of the boundary between Washington D.C. and Maryland.  
37. Sewall-Belmont House: A museum and library in honor of the women's rights movement, near Union Station  
38. National Cathedral: An interfaith church dating back to the birth of the city itself, still holding services and open to the public.  
39. Smithsonian Institution: A world-renowned research institution that oversees more than a dozen museums and galleries along the National Mall...  
40. National Air and Space Museum: One of the most popular of the Smithsonian museums in the National Mall area; features real aircraft and spacecraft...  
41. Alexandria: The part of Virginia just south of Washington D.C., on the west bank of the Potomac River.  
42. Arlington: The nearby area of Virginia that contains the Arlington National Cemetery, the military memorial where war veterans...  
43. Washington Post: The largest newspaper in the Washington D.C. area, and one of the oldest as well (started in 1877).  
44. Pennsylvania Ave: The main street joining the Capitol to the White House.  
45. Embassy Row: The area of D.C. with the primary concentration of international embassies, along northwest Massachusetts Avenue.  
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Nickname for Portland because of all the rainfall it receives. Puddletown has made its way into popular PDX culture, as it's commonly affixed to names of businesses, sports teams, et al.

The common name of the Newport Southbank Bridge. Given its color and status as a pedestrian bridge, the nickname isn't going away anytime soon.

The bridge connects downtown Cincinnati Ohio to Newport Kentucky. The bridge crosses the Ohio River and is just over a half mile long.

A reference to the Detroit Red Wings hockey team when they lose.


A Brooklyn event that's kind of like the Alaskan Iditarod, only instead of dogs and sleds, they use people (idiots) and shopping carts. Idiotarod 2010 takes place on January 30th.