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1. Gay Street: Many street names in downtown Knoxville are named after major streets in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Gay Street is ...
2. Pete's Coffee Shop: A great little coffee shop that serves an excellent Southern-style breakfast until 11 AM M-F and till 12 noon on Sa...
3. Underwear Capital of the World: An old nickname for Knoxville for its former prominence in the textile industry. At one point Knoxville had 20 text...  
4. Philip John Clapp: Better known as sexiest dare devil alive!  
5. Johnny Knoxville: The stage name for the co-creator and star of the MTV series Jackass. Knoxville is a Knoxville native.  
6. 865 (VOL): 865 is the area code for the Knoxville area, which spells V-O-L. This is no coincidence, but rather a homage paid t...  
7. Knoxvillian: "Knoxvillian" is what a Knoxville native is called.  
8. BBQ: The BBQ really is the best in Memphis. If you are an out-of-towner the best places to go are The Rendezvous(downto...  
9. Shelby Farms: Shelby Farms is a several hundred acre park in East Memphis. The best place in the city to go jogging, biking, pic...  
10. Coolidge Park: A popular park in the downtown area, on the northern side of the waterfront. There is a restored antique carousel a...  
11. Chattanooga Market, The: An outdoor market that runs from April to December, featuring fresh produce, arts and crafts and live music.  
12. Mudpie, The: A popular local coffee shop/eatery that also serves food, including desserts made fresh on the premises, and a smal...  
13. Stone Cup Roasting Co.: This coffeehouse/coffee roaster has won several local 'best of' mentions, with good reason. They are also mindful o...  
14. Greyfriar's: A well-known coffee house/coffee roaster based in Chattanooga. They ship their hand-roasted coffee all over, and th...  
15. Sticky Fingers: A great barbeque place with authentic Tennessee-style ribs, pork and chicken. Their special signature sauces have g...  
 
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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.

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.

The young woman who serves as Minnesota's state dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest over fifty years ago. Princess Kay is crowned each August the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair, and she makes appearances not only during the Fair's 12-day run, but all year long. She is generally the daughter of dairy farmers. While at the fair, both Princess Kay and the runner-ups sit in a refrigerator in the Empire Commons building and have a replica of their head sculpted out of butter.

Slang term for "westbank" - An area on the oppisite side of the mississippi river from new orleans.

A cheesesteak with Cheese Whiz and onions.