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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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The silly, yet well-documented, correlation between the price of a subway ride and a slice of pizza in New York City. Also called the "pizza principle".

The North Bay village, so dubbed due to its Brazilian population.

A plate of half chicken tenders and half french fries.

The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.

Cheeseheads can refer to either 1) the foam cheesehead hats made by Foamation, 2) Wisconsinites, or 3) Green Bay Packer fans.