Subduction zone that stretches along America's west coast, from Northern California and up to British Columbia. If a megathrust earthquake ruptures across this area, Seattle could be hit with an earthquake in the 9 magnitude range on the Richter scale.
Austin is known as "Spamtown" because it's the headquarters of Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam, the famous canned processed pork product.
1. Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.
2. A street game that resembles baseball, played with a broomstick and a "spaldeen" ball. The game was also played in Jersey, but is largely just a thing of the past. (At least in New York -- you can still find kids playing such games, often called "ba-te" in the streets of Latin American countries.)
The "Gum Wall" is just that, a wall of a building with chewed gum stuck to it. It's an odd landmark found at the famous Pike Place Market.
Summer tourists who visit South Jersey beaches and boardwalks for a short time, usually not more than a day. The original "shoobies" brought what they needed for the day in shoeboxes.