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1. SIT Graduate Institute: Formerly called the School for International Training (SIT), the SIT Graduate Institute was founded over 40 years a...  
2. Ben & Jerry's: Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield started Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream in 1978 at an old abandoned gas station in South Bur...  
3. Vermont State House: it is the third building, on the same ground as the second.
4. Leunig's Bistro: An old-world Paris-style bistro in downtown Burlington. The food is excellent and the prices are quite reasonable, ...  
5. Lake Champlain: The large freshwater lake that borders Burlington, and a major source of local lore, tourism and commerce.  
6. Champ: Lake Champlain's version of the Loch Ness Monster. People have reported seeing a monster in the lake for hundreds o...  
7. Flying Monkeys, The: If you look carefully skyward at the roof of the former Union Train Station in the area of what is now Main Street ...  
8. Ben and Jerry's First Store: While the original store is no longer anywhere to be found, a little plaque on a street corner in Burlington marks ...  
9. Church Street Marketplace: A four-block area in the downtown section of Burlington that comprises an award-winning outdoor shopping mall. In a...  
10. University of Vermont, The: Vermont's well-regarded research institution is situated on an exceptionally beautiful campus. The school offers an...  
11. Lake Champlain Chocolates: A gourmet candy maker that offers free tours of their factory. Their products, a line of fudge and a full selection...  
12. Magic Hat Brewing Company: A must-visit for beer-lovers; they offer free tours of their somewhat eccentric brewery, and plenty of free samples...  
13. Crow Bookshop: A discount bookstore in the downtown area that carries a wide variety of genres; they specialize in used books and ...  
14. Frog Hollow: A non-profit visual arts organization that hosts a gallery and a craft shop in addition to their community arts pro...  
15. Rasputin's: A popular nightspot with two bars, pool tables, several televisions and on some nights, a dance party with a live D...  
 
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In most parts of the world a sieve is a perforated instrument used to strain liquids, but at UW hockey games at the Kohl Center a sieve is the away team's goalie. After every Wisconsin goal the student section engages in a chant that likens the goalie to an instrument that lets things through its grasp.

A french-style doughnut, typically dusted with powdered sugar and accompanied by a cup of chicory-laced cafe au lait. Made famous in Cafe Du Monde, located in the old French Market on Jackson Square.

A person so transfixed by gambling machines that he or she becomes virtually oblivious to the rest of the world.

On July 30th, 2009, Harvard professor Robert Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crowley had a private discussion (and some beers) with Barack Obama at the White House after Gates' famous July 16th arrest. This meeting has been called the "Beer Summit" by amused onlookers.

Guy in midtown Atlanta who marches around, twirling a baton. An inspiration for many.