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1. Scanner Dan: Scanner is a fixture at the Memorial Union and State Street. While eccentrically amiable, Dan may rub the unacquain...
2. Virgin Vault: The virgin vault was the former all-female Elizabeth Waters dormitory at the University of Wisconsin. It has recent...
3. Freakfest: The official name for the downtown celebration of Halloween in Madtown. The event takes place on State Street. The ...
4. World's Largest Six Pack: Constructed in 1969, the World's Largest Six Pack belongs to the City Brewery in La Crosse, Wisconsin. According to...
5. Mock Chicken Leg: A favorite food of kids in the Milwaukee Public School System (MPS) and a Milwaukee classic! Pork shaped into a for...  
6. Leaky Beer: The culmination of all run off and spillage from the beer vendors at a Madison Mallards game. The extra beer runs d...  
7. White Soda: The soda referred to as "White" soda is NOT 7-Up, Sprite, Lemon/Lime. It was used interchangably in most recipes th...  
8. Hippie Christmas: This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time...
9. Bernie Brewer: The official Mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers. He bears an uncanny resemblance to Robin Yount. At the very least he ...
10. Bowser's Castle: Nickname given to the Red Gym on the UW-Madison campus for its close resemblance to Bowser's castle in the Super Ma...
11. Capitol Building: The tallest building in Madison (by local law) and the third capitol building since Wisconsin's statehood in 1848.
12. Madison Mallards: Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the Mallards are a Northwoods League baseball team. They play their home games at Wa...
13. Duck Blind: Officially called the "The Great Dane Duck Blind", this is of the ways you can watch the Madison Mallards baseball ...
14. Saukville Slam: A way of chugging an alcoholic beverage by holding it with your bicep and forearm. Named after the town of origin, ...  
15. Chad Vader: Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy ...
 
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Original nickname for the Syracuse University sports teams. No, it has nothing to do with crackers, but rather Syracuse's prominence in the salt trade. The Saltine Warriors then became the Orangemen, and then the more gender-neutral Orange.

A dish similar to the ceviche of South America that includes a marinade of lemon juice, scallions, and coconut. Kelaguen can be made with chicken, seafood, or raw beef. Just as with ceviche, beef kelaguen is "cooked" not by heat but the acid from the lemon juice.

Giles Corey utter these words during the Salem Witch Trials. Accused of being a warlock, Corey was arrested on April 18, 1692. At that time, a person could not be tried unless he entered a plea of "guilty" or "not guilty." When Corey refused to plea, he was tortured by the authorities, who laid a heavy board on top of him and placed large stones on the board. Every time they asked for a plea, Corey simply said, "More weight." Eventually Corey was crushed to death. Visitors to the Witch City can see Corey's grave marker, and the Witch Trials Memorial, in Salem Cemetery.

Dubbed "Touchdown Jesus" by Notre Dame alumni, "The Word of Life," constructed by Millard Sheets, is a mural on the face of the university's Hesburgh Library. Easily viewed from the football stadium, the piece features the looming figure of the resurrected Jesus with arms raised like a referee signaling a touchdown.

1. A quintessential Rhode Island treat, made with milk and coffee syrup. Believe it or not, coffee milk is in fact the official state beverage.

2. There's hardly anything more Rhode Island than coffee milk. Out-of-staters at Brown are often confused...