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1. Dan Cook: Sports guy that coined the famous saying "It ain't over till the fat lady sings."  
2. Central Distressway: Nickname for the Central Expressway (or I-75) because of its horrible congestion.  
3. People's Republic of Austin: People's Republic of Austin is a nickname for the liberal capital city of Texas. "People's Repuplic" is a namesake ...  
4. Leslie: Despite rumors over his supposed death, Leslie is recovering quite nicely from his recent fall and subsequent brain...  
5. Corpus Time: Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings  
6. more SoCo than thou: Phrase describing those who frequent the shops and restaurants along South Congress Avenue and are way cooler than ...  
7. Selahdor: This nickname for Dallas must be pretty deep "underground" because I have never heard anything like it for the city...  
8. Zebra's Head: You can find out more at www.thezebrashead.com . Store hours, location, even product listings with links! You shoul...  
9. Drowning Pool: Another hard rock band from Dallas, Texas that got signed to a large label. You've probably heard their song "Bodi...  
10. Dallasite: Term given to those that reside in Dallas.  
11. Corpus Christians: Not based on any religious affiliation, but rather what one is called that is from Corpus Christi.  
12. Driving Etiquette: Stay to the right if driving at or below the speed limit, since people in the spread-out city of Houston drive fast...  
13. NASA: NASA Johnson Space Center (think "Houston, we have a problem…") is open to visitors (bit a bit pricey-see the nearb...  
14. Keep Austin Weird: Keep Austin Weird was a slogan initiated by the Austin Small Business Alliance to help promote the city and its loc...  
15. Chopped and Screwed: A slower version of Southern hip hop that includes techniques like beat skips and record scratches, originating in ...  
 
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In 1998, Topeka Mayor Joan Wagnon renamed the Kansas capital "ToPikachu" for a day as part of a promotional event to mark Pokémon's debut in the United States. Even now, it's hard to think of Topeka without thinking of ToPikachu.

A bunch of crazies jumping into Lake Monona for the Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is an event for the benefit of the Special Olympics during which participants jump into a swimming hole in Lake Monona. Since the event takes place in late February (February 20th, 2010 at Olin Park), the lake is always frozen solid. Only the bravest (craziest) of souls dare jump. For many, sponsoring a "plunger" is the best way to participate in this very Wisconsinesque activity.

Some refer to CR as the City of Five Smells since the odor from various grain & food processing plants (Quaker Oats, Cargill, Ralston Foods, etc.) can be detected depending on the day & wind direction. See also: "The City of Five Seasons".

1. A nickname for Seattle that hearkens back to the Alaska Gold Rush, when prospectors would get outfitted in Seattle and then travel north along the Inside Passage to Alaska.

2. A (laughable) nickname for Seattle. Seattle is perhaps more aptly described as the Gateway to the Pacific.

A phrase referring to Peoria’s reputation as a famous test market because of its representation of the diversity of the country as a whole. During its vaudeville days up to the present, if a show, law, or product was popular in Peoria, it would work anywhere.