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Old 01-14-2019, 09:53 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Current city: DC
  1. White House
  2. Lincoln Memorial
  3. Museums
  4. Capital Hill
  5. Amazon
  6. African Americans
  7. Howard
  8. Georgetown
  9. Congress
  10. lobbying/K Street
Those are what they would know, I think it is interesting to see what the avg person would not know, there's a number of interesting things people would learn.

1. DC is one of if not the fittest city in America
2. Very much a bicycling captiol of America
3. The home of "Black Broadway"
4. Hot bed for black comedians
5. DC has created two music genres yet will never receive proper recognition (Emo punk rock, and Go-Go)
6. DC had a (small) but existent Italian immigrant population in the late 1800's
7. The "7th inning stretch" began and first took place in Washington DC
8. The first telegraphic message was sent from Washington DC to Baltimore
9. The Half Smoke or Ben's Chili Bowl both unique to DC
10. The Internet was first tested and confirmed to work at DARPA in the DC suburb of Arlington

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Old 01-14-2019, 10:01 AM
 
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I don't expect the average outsider to know much, if anything, about Tyler, TX but just in case - here is what we're most famous for, in no particular order:

1. The Rose Capitol of the World
2. Great Tex Mex food - Taqueria El Lugar, home of the famous #7!
3. A church on every corner, including a Roman Catholic diocese and cathedral
4. The western edge of the South
5. Hot summers, mild winters
6. Crepe myrtles, roses, and azaleas are everywhere
7. The international "Adopt a Highway" program started here - wooohoooo!
8. Sandy Duncan was born and raised here.
9. David Koresh is buried here.
10. The space shuttle Columbia exploded over Tyler and many pieces of it, including human remains, were found here.



I know you meant well trying to educate us, but this is too much information (TMI) just prior to lunch. I guess I will stick to something vegetarian now.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:19 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I've never been to Albuquerque and know very little about it but I think this list is the epitome of what this thread is all about. Aside from The Pit (don't know what that is) I would list all of these things for Albuquerque based of my very limited knowledge.
Ethel Mertz was from Albuquerque. Now there's a claim to fame.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I know you meant well trying to educate us, but this is too much information (TMI) just prior to lunch. I guess I will stick to something vegetarian now.
Have at it! Sorry, but it's just the truth.

But I'm one of those people who can discuss a surgical removal of a cyst over a big ol' hamburger so there's that.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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Dallas:


1. Dallas Cowboys
2. "Dallas" the TV Show
3. Big Hair
4. Shopping
5. Mexican food (Tex-Mex) & Margaritas
6. Oilmen
7. Football (any level)
8. J. F. Kennedy assassination
9. Hot summers
10. Everything is big / spread out /vast


Bonus: 11. No scenery, but everyone wants to live here.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I know you meant well trying to educate us, but this is too much information (TMI) just prior to lunch. I guess I will stick to something vegetarian now.
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Have at it! Sorry, but it's just the truth.

But I'm one of those people who can discuss a surgical removal of a cyst over a big ol' hamburger so there's that.
Haha. There are 2 types of people in this world. I personally found that to be one of the most interesting facts of this thread!
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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I've never been to Albuquerque and know very little about it but I think this list is the epitome of what this thread is all about. Aside from The Pit (don't know what that is) I would list all of these things for Albuquerque based of my very limited knowledge.
Thanks! The Pit is the UNM basketball arena. It's famous for its design and intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams that has led to an 80 percent home winning percentage and lots of upsets over the years. The most recent was earlier this year when the sixth-ranked, undefeated Nevada WolfPack was defeated by the New Mexico Lobos.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pit_(arena)

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Ethel Mertz was from Albuquerque. Now there's a claim to fame.
Vivian Vance really was from Albuquerque, she got her start in acting at the Albuquerque Little Theater.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Thanks! The Pit is the UNM basketball arena. It's famous for its design and intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams that has led to an 80 percent home winning percentage and lots of upsets over the years. The most recent was earlier this year when the sixth-ranked, undefeated Nevada WolfPack was defeated by the New Mexico Lobos.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pit_(arena)
You lost me at basketball .
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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+++ agreed all around. Iíve heard the ATL argument before but never heard of giving hip-hop to LA... thatís a new one for me. I donít know if most people can name every borough, but Iíd think people would at least know Brooklyn, and maybe heard of Queens/The Bronx too. Staten Island I can see people not knowing though.

Also pretty sure that people know we have more than just Jewish people too. But speaking of Chinese, there was a thread on here a while back that made me believe that a lot of people are not aware of the large Chinese population, history, and influence here, which was really surprising to me. And I expect the people on here to be more informed than the average person.

Sometimes itís hard to know exactly what the average outsider knows about your city, but do you think that living in a different region of the country gives you a better idea of how much outsiders know? I imagine that telling people that youíre from NYC you must get some comments + questions from people sometimes which can give you a better idea of what people think/know.
I was born and raised there but don't live there at the moment (currently live in NC). Being raised in the Astoria\LIC area I was raised around multiculturalism. I grew up around Greeks, Italians, Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Jews, etc. I got to see all sides of NYC racially rather than just one or two races. I think the reason hip-hop was put in with LA because of Gangsta Rap which legacy still carries on with rappers glorifying the thug life. Chinese culture in NYC is pretty significant but they aren't as dominate sd they are in California but you'll mostly see then in Queens and of course Chinatown Manhattan.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Mobile, Al

Mardi Gras
Hank Arron
Satchel Paige
Tunneling oak tree street canopy
USS Alabama
Founded by the French
Creole heritage
Once was a Spanish colony
Humid
Tensaw - Delta
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