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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. 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...
8. White Soda: The soda referred to as "White" soda is NOT 7-Up, Sprite, Lemon/Lime. It was used interchangably in most recipes th...  
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. Blatz: A cheap, gross beer brewed in Milwaukee as part of the Pabst Brewing Company. Blatz is also the sound a person make...  
15. Notsoberfest: "Notsoberfest" takes place the last weekend of September, kicking off La Crosse's famous Oktoberfest celebration. P...  
 
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Honolulu's (as well as the rest of Hawaii's) area code is 808. People will sometimes say "representin' the 808" to identify themselves as Hawaiians.

Although it sounds like something made up by a seventh-grade boy, "Show and Blow" is the official name of the new alcohol-related policy for the student section at Wisconsin Badger football games. A student who is ejected for alcohol-related reasons must come to each subsequent game sober if underage or legally sober if of age. Apparently this policy was implemented last year (2007) but I only learned of it this year when the Dean of Students sent a letter to all season ticket holders that explains some changes to the Show and Blow program. Now, after a student is ejected, his or her ticket will be electronically tagged. In subsequent games the holder of that tagged voucher (NOT the person who was previously ejected) will be ushered to a Show and Blow area upon entering the stadium. This has implications for the student ticket resale market, as the electronic tag will be tied to all the vouchers in the season ticket packet in question, and not the offending person at the game.

There's a sign at the edge of town that dubs Yakima the "Palm Springs of Washington," alluding to the sunnier weather with respect to the rest of the state.

A coffee crawl is like a bar crawl, but for coffeehouses. A local tour company, Seattle By Foot, stages these crawls on weekends, offering the opportunity to experience Seattle's coffee shops, which constitute ground zero for many coffee enthusiasts. And, yes, there's more than just Starbucks on the tour!

1. Mid-City is one of the largest of New Orleans' 73 neighborhoods, and one of its most diverse. The neighborhood extends roughly from the Pontchartrain...

2. The famous Treme neighborhood is a sub-district of Mid-City