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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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Slang for the beer Milwaukee's Best. Can also be shorted to just The Beast.

Philadelphia Eagles fans who boo the team when they're not performing well.

Yankee fans wouldn't shut up about a curse that prevented the Red Sox from winning the World Series since 1918. That is, until the Red Sox won in 2004 to dispel such a myth.

This is how a New Yorker might say "orange".

A nickname for Cincinnati in recognition of its former status as a major pork industry center.