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61. Borracho: A stew-like dish made from beans, beer, pork, peppers.  
62. Empire CafĂ©  
63. Grand Parkway: Also known as State Highway 99 or the Outer Beltway  
64. Skate Trash: A Houston-based social organization for skateboarders  
65. Houston Hash House Harriers: An organization of runners who gather afterwards for drinking and other such social events.  
66. Heights, The: Known as the Houston Heights, it's a large community located in northwest-central of the city.  
67. Ice House, The: Short for the West Alabama Ice House, a Spartan but locally-frequented bar on Hazard Street  
68. Texas Caviar: A type of relish made primarily from peppers, beans and onions.  
69. Tejano: Tex-Mex folk music  
70. Texas Medical Center: A conglomerate of over a 40 different structures, the medical center is one of the highest densities of clinical fa...  
71. Johnson Space Center: Located in the center for human spaceflight activities, the space center is where astronauts are trained research i...  
72. Houston Museum District: Located in southern part of downtown, it is known for its reknowed exhibits and diverse venues.  
73. Theater District: located in downtown Houston, the district is home to Houston's nine performing arts organizations, the 130,000 squa...  
74. Astrodome: Also known as the 8th wonder of the world, the Astrodome was the home of the Houston Astros and the world first ind...  
75. Hurrican Rita: September 2005 hurricane which led to the largest municipal evacuation in US history.  
 
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1. ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were known as Tyme Machines instead of ATMs. They were notorious for "closing" with a sliding iron door coming down just when one needed to make a withdrawal. Visitors likely believed the worst of Madison's detractors when locals asked "Is the Tyme machine open?"

2. This is Madison speak for ATM. Many newcomers are puzzled when an old-school Wisconsinite asks them for a "Tyme machine."

3. It wasn't just southern wisconsin, it was most of if not all of the state. Before there were debit cards, there were Tyme cards!

4. The first ATMs were brought to Milwaukee through the M&I Bank. The president of M&I at the time was Dennis Keuster. He had the foresight to see that this would revolutionize banking.

Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings

1. Italian swear word used commonly, since most of the city is Italian. Let's just say it's an f-word.

2. New York Italian slang for the "f word"

Around the world people call them Buffalo wings. In Buffalo they're just "wings."

Nickname for Atlanta that comes from the generally sticky-hot weather in the city.