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1. Lou, The: Not to be confused with the Loo, The Lou is a slang term for St. Louis.  
2. Where did you go to high school?: A common question in Saint Louis upon meeting someone. It is thought that meaningful stereotypes can be made of a p...  
3. Fro Yo: Frozen yogurt.  
4. Mound City: A nickname for St. Louis, originating in the Native American burial mounds that were once common to the city.  
5. Bunny, The: Refers to an interesting statue of a rabbit in 'thinker pose' located on the Washington University campus.  
6. Half and Half: A plate of half chicken tenders and half french fries.  
7. Flatbread: Pizza  
8. St. Louis Rams: Official name for the National Football League team in St. Louis, MO. Part of the National Football Conference (NF...  
9. Kansas City Chiefs: Official name for the National Football League team in Kansas City, MO. Part of the American Football Conference (...  
10. Loop, The: The Delmar Loop, between Des Peres Rd and Trinity Blvd. Frequented by college students.  
11. MySpace Hoax: Dardenne Prairie made the news on October 16, 2006 when Megan Meier, who had a history of depression and ADD, hange...  
12. Shakespeare's Pizza: Shakespeare's Pizza is probably the most famous restaurant in Columbia. Every man, woman, child and student know ab...  
13. Kayak's: A popular coffee shop with University students, at the intersection of Skinker Blvd. and Forest Park Parkway  
14. Toasted Ravioli: deep fried meat ravioli  
15. Ultimate: Ultimate frisbee, a popular warm-weather activity.  
 
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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.

A pervasive New York City urban legend tells of infant alligators brought back from Florida vacations and subsequently flushed down toilets only to form scattered colonies of full-grown alligators thriving beneath the city streets. Some versions describe the alligators as albino, having lost their pigment from living in the dark sewers for generations.

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

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, or IUPUI, the acronym that inspired the not-so-flattering nickname.

Coffee laced with chicory. Rumored to have originated in New Orleans during the Civil War, when the city was under a federal blockade and could not import enough coffee, which necessitated blending...