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106. Delaware River: The river separating Philadelphia and New Jersey.  
107. City Paper: The free weekly Philadelphia newspaper.  
108. Independence National Historic Park: Spanning 20 city blocks, and includeds such historical markers as the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall.  
109. Drexel University: A private college founded in 1891, "Philadelphia's technological university".  
110. Washington Square: Part of William Penn's original city plan, a lovely park near Society Hill.  
111. Society Hill: A neighborhood in the Center City area, known for its concentration of 18th and 19th century architecture.  
112. Antique Row: A strip of antique and second-hand stores in the Center City area, a favorite shopping area for those seeking house...  
113. La Colombe Torrefaction: A world-renowned coffee-roaster and favorite Rittenhouse Square cafĂ©.  
114. Elfreth's Alley: Believed to be the oldest continuously occupied street in the USA.  
115. Arch St. Meeting House: The country's largest Quaker meeting house.  
116. Mummer's Parade: A famous New Year's Day parade that celebrates the art of disguise and masquerade.  
117. Civil War Museum: A museum featuring Civil war-related memorabilia and historical artifacts, and a Civil War library.  
118. Eastern State Penitentiary: Built in 1829, it's the oldest prison in America. It's rumored to be super-haunted, so they have year-round tours a...  
119. Front Runners: A gay and lesbian runner's club.  
120. South Street Mardi Gras: Philly's Mid-February answer to the festivities in New Orleans, featuring live music and freely flowing alcohol on ...  
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The Plastic Pink Flamingo was voted Madison's official city bird today. The alders were inspired by a prank pulled by a UW student group 30 years ago that planted 1,000 such creatures in the lawn in front of Bascom Hall.

An act first practiced at Brookfield Central High School in the mid-1990s. Several students from the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, being of a gentle disposition, sought a safer and more sanitary form of humiliation than the traditional swirlie, which involves holding someone's head in a toilet and then flushing. The new "Brookfield swirlie" consisted of holding the victim's head down on the surface of a water fountain (a water fountain of course being known as a "bubbler" to some but not all Wisconsinites) so that the fountain water shoots into the ear of the victim. In this era at Brookfield Central, a few girls practiced this more genteel "swirlie" (boys are far more likely than girls to practice the more dangerous traditional swirlie). Nevertheless, an undesired side-effect of the Brookfield swirlie was that the act was more public and in some ways riskier than the traditional toilet-based variety.

The subject of a famous legend regarding a rich gold mine in the Superstition Mountains-likely exaggerated, but based on the life of "forty-niner" Jacob Waltz in the 1800s. Some people still venture into the mountains looking for the hidden 'treasure'.

A local reference to a messy section of merges and interchanges on I-240 & 55 where a relatively high proportion of accidents occur as a result of the confused roadways.

1. The hodag is the official mascot of the Rhinelander area. The mythical beast is the the local high school's mascot. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ultimate frisbee team has followed suit. They're called the Wisconsin Hodags.

2. The mascot for the Rhinelander area, the hodag is a mythical creature that resembles a large horned lizard-like beast.