While many people will point out that these crystals aren't real diamonds, the Herkimer double-terminated quartz (popularly referred to as Herkimer Diamonds) are extremely rare. Alternative healers often praise the healing properties of these double-terminated crystals because they have the ability to emit energy from both ends. Now privately owned, the Herkimer Diamond Mines attract tourists from all around the world.
A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who effectively split the city in two, could do business on the "neutral ground" of city streets.
This is how a New Yorker might say "orange".
1. Normally a small strip of land that separates two bodies of water, 'isthmus' often refers to the city of Madison itself, which is indeed an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona. "The Isthmus" is also a local newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.
2. A weekly Madison newspaper published on Thursdays. The paper includes local news, restaurant listings, movie times and reviews, a community guide, classifieds and personals. The paper is well-known for having a liberal slant.
Theodore Roosevelt was shot in front of Milwaukee's Gilpatrick Hotel in 1912. The then presidential nominee for the Progressive Party was shot in the chest, but went on to deliver his speech later that day because the bullet was slowed down by a glass case and a manuscript. They don't make'em like they used to!