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1. World's Largest Ball of Twine: Started by Frank Stoeber in 1953, the World's Largest Ball of Twine now weighs in at almost nine tons and is compri...  
2. Jayhawks: Nickname for the University of Kansas athletic teams. KU is known for its basketball program, but has done increasi...  
3. KU: A common acronym (albeit in reverse order) for the University of Kansas. The reverse ordering of the letters helps ...  
4. Air Capital of the World: Wichita, Kansas was coined the, "Air Capital of the World" due to its ties to the aircraft industry. Wichita is the...  
5. White Castle: White Castle is the fast food burger chain infamous for its hamburgers called "sliders". It was founded in Wichita ...  
6. Dust Bowl: Between 1930 and 1936 I think
7. Black blizzards: A term for the massive dust storms suffered in the Southern Plains in the 1930s.
8. Rabbit drive: In the 1930s in the Dust Bowl, thousands of jackrabbits came out of the hills to the towns and farms in the area. L...
9. Dust pneumonia: a disorder caused by exposure to dust storms within the 1930s  
10. Black Sunday: April 14, 1935. On this day, the worst dust storm was said to hit the Dust Bowl in the Southern Plains. Winds were ...
11. Okies: People who left Oklahoma, heading west for better farming conditions or better lives. This word expanded to all tho...
12. ToPikachu: In 1998, Topeka Mayor Joan Wagnon renamed the Kansas capital "ToPikachu" for a day as part of a promotional event t...  
13. Google, Kansas: Google, Kansas: One small step up from "Topikachu"  
14. White Owl: A white-bearded man, formally Jimmy Neal, who is known for his eccentric dress and dance at Kansas Jayhawks basketb...  
15. Topeka Inc.: Topeka Inc., not to be confused with the local "Visit Topeka, Inc.," the local tourism promotion agency that used u...  
 
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All those people living in Aspen, CO, they are called Aspenites. The people visiting? Still just tourists.

When we see Canadian tourists, they are called 'the 905' due to their area code. The Canadian tourists are known to be bad drivers, bad tippers, and just rude.

Slang term for "westbank" - An area on the oppisite side of the mississippi river from new orleans.

For some reason, low-numbered license plates have become a status symbol in Rhode Island, to the point of a rash of illegal auctions taking place for these prestigious items.

1. Bratfest is held every year on Memorial Day Weekend Friday - Monday on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. It moved to Willow Island a few years ago after being held in the Sentry Foods parking lot when it first began. In 2008 the fest set a world record for the most brats consumed in a weekend. Each year they try to break their own world record by selling more and more brats. In addition to Brats, Bratfest also offers hotdogs and Boca Brats (vegetarian) for very reasonable prices. Free live entertainment is available on two stages as well as carnival rides and sweet treats. Rutabega also offers kayaking for kids. Admission is free, parking is free, and a large portion of profits go to dozens of Madison area charities. Check it out!

2. Johnsonville sponsors the annual "World's Largest Brat Fest". It is usually held Memorial Day weekend on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. Parking, admission, and music are all free. Carnival rides and games are available. The rides cost $2-$4 each. Brats and hot dogs are relatively inexpensive ($1.50 in 2008). A large portion of the proceeds go to local charities.