Gravy made from instant coffee and ham grease. it probably tastes better than it sounds, but the non-Alabama native may opt to take someone else's word for it.
The 13th step of the State Capitol Building (on the west side) happens to be situated exactly one mile (5280 feet) above sea level.
1. The Japanese cherry tree that makes the National Cherry Blossom Festival possible. The festival first started in 1934 to commemorate the mayor of Tokyo's gift of 3,000 sakuras to the city of Washington, D.C. The number of trees has since grown to over 6,000.
2. Japanese cherry tree.
Sliding down snow or ice covered hills on "borrowed" cafeteria trays used as makeshift sleds or saucers, mostly by UW students, and particularly on the hill toward the lake from Observatory Drive near Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall (dorm), and less often down Bascom Hill or elsewhere around campus.
ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were known as Tyme Machines instead of ATMs. They were notorious for "closing" with a sliding iron door coming down just when one needed to make a withdrawal. Visitors likely believed the worst of Madison's detractors when locals asked "Is the Tyme machine open?"