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1. Hotlanta: Nickname for Atlanta that comes from the generally sticky-hot weather in the city.  
2. Pimento Cheese: Pimento cheese, a popular local snack-food/condiment, often eaten in a sandwich on white bread with mayo.  
3. City of Trees, The: A nickname for Atlanta, due to it's proliferation of dogwoods and azaleas.  
4. WaHo: The Waffle House chain of restaurants. Also known as the Awful Waffle.  
5. Shirley Franklin: The first female African-American mayor of Atlanta.  
6. Flying Biscuit: A popular brunch spot, worth the wait, for the delicious biscuits, and enormous menu.  
7. Bankhead Bounce: The Bankhead Bounce is a dance that originated in the Bankhead neighborhood on the west side of Atlanta.  
8. Dirty Bird, The: The Dirty Bird is a celebratory dance popularized by ex-Atlanta Falcons star Jamal Anderson. Anderson, who was know...  
9. Big Peach: New York City is the Big Apple, and Atlanta--as the largest city in Georgia--is the Big Peach.  
10. Emory University: Contrary to what people may say, Emory University was NOT founded by John Emory. The confusion comes about because ...  
11. World of Coca Cola: A museum featuring Coca Cola memorabilia related to the soft drink's history.  
12. Atlanta Zoo: A 40-acre zoo founded in 1889, located in Grant Park in Atlanta.  
13. Five Points: Intersection of Marietta and Peachtree Streets downtown, location of the city's biggest MARTA station.  
14. Star Community Bar: Comes complete with Elvis shrine.  
15. Junkman's Daughter: An interesting boutique in Little Five Points.  
 
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A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.

The infamous NYC street vendor hot dog, generally Sabrett's brand shoved haphazardly into a soggy bun and topped with a variety of gloppy condiments. The consumption of this NYC grab-and-go staple is almost an urban rite of passage and the Manhattan version of Russian Roulette.

The Polar Plunge is an event for the benefit of the Special Olympics during which participants jump into a swimming hole in Lake Monona. Since the event takes place in late February (February 21st, 2009 at Olin Park), the lake is always frozen solid. Only the bravest (craziest) of souls dare jump. For many, sponsoring a "plunger" is the best way to participate in this very Wisconsinesque activity.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in the middle of Puowaina Crater (a dead volcano). This is a beautiful national cemetery for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The grounds are beautifully kept and the views of Honolulu and the hills are great.

1. Country ham drippings and black coffee, made into a gravy, also called Poor Man's Gravy.

2. Gravy made from instant coffee and ham grease. It probably tastes better than it sounds, but the non-Alabama native may opt to take someone else's word for it.