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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.

1. 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, many students and other renters leave vast piles of unwanted belongings on the curb as they change apartments. These items are often taken home by others as the population garbage picks the piles. When someone asks where you got an item, you reply "Hippie Christmas."

2. Most leases in Madison, Wisconsin go from August 15th to August 14th of the following year. Many students are stuck in no man's land from noon on the 14th to noon on 15th while the owners are turning over the apartments. Some people camp out overnight guarding their earthly possessions. In the aftermath of this multiple-day circus plenty of rancid old pieces of furniture are left out on the curb for opportunistic hippies to snatch.

3. Whether it makes them hippies or not, many UW students wait for Hippie Christmas to furnish their new (but not very new) apartments. It costs a lot of money to furnish a place and college students are often strapped for cash. The trick is to find something that isn't drenched beyond repair. Many finds are quite salvageable.

In 1998, Topeka Mayor Joan Wagnon renamed the Kansas capital "ToPikachu" for a day as part of a promotional event to mark Pokémon's debut in the United States. Even now, it's hard to think of Topeka without thinking of ToPikachu.

The oldest coffeehouse in New Orleans, famous for beignets and chicory-laced coffee.

Nickname for Warren Buffett, the investing legend known for his disciplined value investing and gaudy long-term returns. The guy simply has a talent for picking good companies with real staying power. Buffett has experienced annualized returns of roughly 20% over a few decades. This is VERY hard to do. He works and lives in Omaha, Nebraska.