Madison-area lakes can sprout huge blooms of blue-green algae, which can produce toxins and cause a flurry of nasty symptoms--and even death--in people and pets.
1. A parish is actually Louisiana speak for 'county'. The Orleans Parish shares the same boundaries as the New Orleans city limits, but other parishes within the state contain different cities and towns, just as counties do in other states.
2. The New Orleans version of a county.
Freedom Cage is the brilliantly oxymoronic name given to the small chunk of asphalt designated as the place of protest outside the Pepsi Center for the Democratic National Convention. The place is separated from the main event by several rows of fences and is tucked away out of sight, effectively deterring any meaningful protest.
As the old adage goes: "Freedom isn't free." That's because it's caged.
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.
"City of Trees" is the official nickname for the city of Boise. The name comes from the French word boisé, which means "wooded." Although historical perceptions of cities aren't necessarily relevant today, the "City of Trees" moniker suits Boise well because of the natural beauty in and around the city.