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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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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 21st, 2009 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.

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.

A nickname for Manitowoc for its location on Lake Michigan. I'm not sure why they it's capital with an '-ol' at the end--because I'm pretty sure Manitowoc isn't a building--but that's how it's spelled on the city's marketing literature, including the sign when coming into town.

The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.

White Castle is the fast food burger chain infamous for its hamburgers called "sliders". It was founded in Wichita in 1921, nearly twenty years before McDonald's got started. White Castle was catapulted into pop culture immorality while being featured prominently in the Harold & Kumar movie series, the first of which was "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle".