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Title: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 01, 2007, 07:34:58 PM
I thought it might be fun to play a game where you name one odd TRUE fact about the (state/province/whatever Europeans have) that you live in.


Nebraska has the only Unicameral State Legislature in the United States.

Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: RVR II on August 01, 2007, 07:41:56 PM
South Carolina:
It was the first state to secede from the Union to found the Confederate States of America (from the original 13 states)..
Hence; the Birth of Modern Day Redneckism! :D
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Junkyard on August 01, 2007, 07:48:39 PM
Wisconsin voted McCarthy back in AFTER he was more or less revealed to be a drunken skumbag. He spent the rest of his term a lame duck, ostracised and restricted from all congressional groups and organizations.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 01, 2007, 07:50:53 PM
Nebraska's state capitol building is nicknamed "The Penis of the Prairie".
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on August 01, 2007, 08:01:40 PM
Texas:

In a nod to astronauts, Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.



Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Bob on August 01, 2007, 08:02:04 PM
Nebraska's state capitol building is nicknamed "The Penis of the Prairie".

I SO want to call no way on this!
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Bob on August 01, 2007, 08:02:56 PM
Texas:

In a nod to astronauts, Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.





I plan on taking advantage of this loophole some day.    Good old Houston.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 01, 2007, 08:04:51 PM
Texas:

In a nod to astronauts, Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.

You're certain Florida doesn't allow that?
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 01, 2007, 08:07:11 PM
Nebraska's state capitol building is nicknamed "The Penis of the Prairie".

I SO want to call no way on this!

No sir, this is a fact.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/USA_ne_lincoln_capitol.jpg/250px-USA_ne_lincoln_capitol.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/USA_ne_lincoln_capitol.jpg/250px-USA_ne_lincoln_capitol.jpg)
Because of its somewhat phallic nature, the structure is most commonly nicknamed as The Penis of the Plains [2][3] , although others use the less common The Tower of the Plains
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: acoletterose on August 01, 2007, 08:17:14 PM
In New York it is illegal for children to pick up cigar and cigarette butts.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sideswipe on August 01, 2007, 08:19:49 PM
Maine:

Our state bird is the black fly
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 01, 2007, 08:23:23 PM
Malcolm X was born in Nebraska.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Junkyard on August 01, 2007, 08:24:18 PM
Ohio, my birth state:
America’s first hot dog came from Ohio, in the early 1900s.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: RVR II on August 01, 2007, 08:28:03 PM
Side note:
My Birth City; Buffalo, NY, is Home to The Anchor Bar: Birthplace of the World Famous Buffalo Wings (Been There!)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 01, 2007, 08:31:12 PM
Both Pat Boone (Jacksonville) and Jim Morrison (Melborne) were born in Florida.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: eclipt1c on August 01, 2007, 08:52:54 PM
Virginia - I think we're the only state whose governor is limited to 1 term, so he's virtually useless.

Also, our official title is the Commonwealth of Virginia, so I don't even think we're a state.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sideswipe on August 01, 2007, 08:54:29 PM
Well hello Mr. Fancy Pants
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Principal_Skin-trade on August 01, 2007, 10:05:10 PM
The odd fact about my State is that you're only leading two things: Jack and Shit, and Jack left town.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sharktopus on August 01, 2007, 10:09:00 PM
Al Lewis (Grampa on the Munsters) ran a Quixotic campaign for Governor of New York in 1998 for the Green Party ticket. He got 52,533 votes, coming in fifth.

Also, there is no such thing as Grand Central Station. It's Grand Central Terminal, you stupid out-of-towners. ;)

Well hello Mr. Fancy Pants

 :D
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 01, 2007, 10:30:28 PM
Also, there is no such thing as Grand Central Station. It's Grand Central Terminal, you stupid out-of-towners. ;)

Joan Crawford's character in Clair Luce Booth's The Women calls it Grand Central Station....

Or is that movie just filled with a lot of native New Yorkers who are stupid?   (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Smileys/thnana.gif)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Moose on August 01, 2007, 11:09:29 PM
Luton, in Bedfordshire, was voted the most crap town in the UK.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sharktopus on August 01, 2007, 11:16:25 PM
Luton, in Bedfordshire, was voted the most crap town in the UK.

I can't help but wonder who conducted that poll.  :D

Also, there is no such thing as Grand Central Station. It's Grand Central Terminal, you stupid out-of-towners. ;)

Joan Crawford's character in Clair Luce Booth's The Women calls it Grand Central Station....

Or is that movie just filled with a lot of native New Yorkers who are stupid?   (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Smileys/thnana.gif)

New York, like most major urban areas, is chock full of stupid people. It's best not to make eye contact.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Tripe on August 02, 2007, 06:26:25 AM
Luton, in Bedfordshire, was voted the most crap town in the UK.

Was that from The Idler Magazine?

I'm going to have to have a long think about interesting facts about the following places:

Swindon, where I was born
Cork, where I'm really "from" (my mother happened to drop the sprog while in one of the dullest cities in England)
Warwickshire where I mostly grew up (left Cork aged 2)
Winchester, Where I went to college
and finally
Michigan, where I'm living.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Hebs on August 02, 2007, 07:18:28 AM
Also, there is no such thing as Grand Central Station. It's Grand Central Terminal, you stupid out-of-towners. ;)

Thank you, Mr. Vanderbuilt ;)

Can I list a few instead of one?

Massachusetts :
 ++ Just over a small hill from the house I grew up in,  Robert Goddard successfully launched the first liquid-fueled rocket.  It's now a golf course.
 ++ Subsequently, the town changed its basketball team's name from "The Auburn Dandies" to "The Auburn Rockets."      Wise choice.
 ++ Harvey Ball, the man who created the smiley icon in the 60s is from Worcester, and was intensely bitter about Wal-Mart taking the logo with no    royalties, or even a single payment to him.
 ++ Denis Leary went on the David Letterman Show a few years back for the "Top Ten US Accents"  and he represented Worcester.  Woot. 
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 02, 2007, 11:10:12 AM
Well, since the thread is called One Odd Fact...., you are disqualified.  Please leave.  No just kidding.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Nunyerbiz on August 02, 2007, 11:23:21 AM
Massachusetts kicks ass! They turned the first liquid fueled rocket into a friggin golf course!

Speaking of golf courses... my home state of Michigan, despite being a nasty place to play the game at least half the year, has the third most golf courses in the country. (and the most golf courses per capita.)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: YoohooRiffer on August 02, 2007, 12:09:22 PM
Illinois: ummm...Lincoln?...Chicago?...Barack Obama?...Wait I got one.

Illinois' State Fossil is the Tully Monster which is a fossil that has only been found in IL.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ec/Tully_Monster.jpg)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: BEERxTaco on August 02, 2007, 12:51:41 PM
Ohio, my birth state:
America’s first hot dog came from Ohio, in the early 1900s.

I was born in Dayton, and lived several formative years of my life in Columbus, however I call St. Louis home and I must take issue with this claim. While there is plenty of controversy surrounding the invention of the hot dog, here in St. Louis we've always taken credit for it, and there seems to be some evidence to back it up, but I have never seen Ohio mentioned.

Quote from: Wikipedia
Claims of "invention" of the hot dog are difficult to assess, because different stories assert the creation of the sausage itself, the placing of the sausage (or another kind of sausage) on bread or a bun as finger food, the mass popularization of the existing dish, or the application of the name "hot dog" to a sausage and bun combination.

The city of Vienna traces the lineage of the hot dog to the wienerwurst or Viennese sausage, the city of Frankfurt to the frankfurter wurst, which it claims was invented in the 1480s; the hot dog has also been attributed to Johann Georghehner, a 17th century butcher from the Bavarian city of Coburg who is said to have invented the "dachshund" or "little-dog" sausage and brought it to Frankfurt.[1]

Around 1870 on Coney Island, a German immigrant named Charles Feltman began selling sausages in rolls.[2][3][4]

Others have also been acknowledged for supposedly having "invented" the hot dog, including Anton Ludwig Feuchtwanger, a Bavarian sausage seller who is said to have started serving sausages in rolls at the World's Fair—either the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago or the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St Louis[5]—because the white gloves he gave to customers so that they could eat his hot sausages in comfort began to disappear as souvenirs.[6]

The association between hot dogs and baseball may have began as early as 1893 with Chris von der Ahe, a German immigrant who owned not only the St. Louis Browns, but also an amusement park, beer garden and brewery near Sportsman's Park, where he sold his beer.[7]


Missouri Odd Fact: The Ku Klux Klan participated in the "adopt-a-highway" program here, much to everyone's dismay, but there was no legal recourse to prevent it. The powers that be countered by renaming that stretch of I-44 near Eureka (Home of Six Flags Over Mid-America) to The Rosa Parks Highway. Nice touch!
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: BEERxTaco on August 02, 2007, 01:05:31 PM
Quote from: Wikipedia
The association between hot dogs and baseball may have began as early as 1893 with Chris von der Ahe, a German immigrant who owned not only the St. Louis Browns, but also an amusement park, beer garden and brewery near Sportsman's Park, where he sold his beer.[7]


BTW, does he sound like a fun guy or what?
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 02, 2007, 01:11:41 PM
Ohio, my birth state:
America’s first hot dog came from Ohio, in the early 1900s.

I was born in Dayton, and lived several formative years of my life in Columbus, however I call St. Louis home and I must take issue with this claim. While there is plenty of controversy surrounding the invention of the hot dog, here in St. Louis we've always taken credit for it, and there seems to be some evidence to back it up, but I have never seen Ohio mentioned.

Quote from: Wikipedia
Claims of "invention" of the hot dog are difficult to assess, because different stories assert the creation of the sausage itself, the placing of the sausage (or another kind of sausage) on bread or a bun as finger food, the mass popularization of the existing dish, or the application of the name "hot dog" to a sausage and bun combination.

The city of Vienna traces the lineage of the hot dog to the wienerwurst or Viennese sausage, the city of Frankfurt to the frankfurter wurst, which it claims was invented in the 1480s; the hot dog has also been attributed to Johann Georghehner, a 17th century butcher from the Bavarian city of Coburg who is said to have invented the "dachshund" or "little-dog" sausage and brought it to Frankfurt.[1]

Around 1870 on Coney Island, a German immigrant named Charles Feltman began selling sausages in rolls.[2][3][4]

Others have also been acknowledged for supposedly having "invented" the hot dog, including Anton Ludwig Feuchtwanger, a Bavarian sausage seller who is said to have started serving sausages in rolls at the World's Fair—either the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago or the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St Louis[5]—because the white gloves he gave to customers so that they could eat his hot sausages in comfort began to disappear as souvenirs.[6]

The association between hot dogs and baseball may have began as early as 1893 with Chris von der Ahe, a German immigrant who owned not only the St. Louis Browns, but also an amusement park, beer garden and brewery near Sportsman's Park, where he sold his beer.[7]


Missouri Odd Fact: The Ku Klux Klan participated in the "adopt-a-highway" program here, much to everyone's dismay, but there was no legal recourse to prevent it. The powers that be countered by renaming that stretch of I-44 near Eureka (Home of Six Flags Over Mid-America) to The Rosa Parks Highway. Nice touch!

Now if you had a pic of the signage from the Highway where it said "Rosa Parks Highway" "This stretch adopted by the Klu Klux Klan" that would be awesome.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Tripe on August 02, 2007, 01:15:56 PM
(http://www.evergreen.edu/library/govdocs/hotopics/rosaparks/images/a01kkk.jpg)

This was the best I could find. They stopped picking up the litter and so the agreement was terminated.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 02, 2007, 01:27:17 PM
That's awesome.  I'll just use my imagination with the Rosa Parks sign.

Now if you could get a picture of the Klu Klux Klan picking up trash in front of the sign saying Rosa Parks Hwy, that would make me cry.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: BEERxTaco on August 02, 2007, 01:29:36 PM
Yup that's it... I've never seen both signs together, but here's the Rosa Parks sign. And I made an unforgivable error speaking about this from memory. The Rosa Parks Highway is on I-55 (not I-44) located between I-270 and Butler Hill Road, before the Meramec River. It's about 10 minutes from my house, I should be ashamed...
(http://www.beerxnascar.net/taco/kkk.jpg)
(http://www.beerxnascar.net/taco/rph.jpg)

No Standing... lol.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sharktopus on August 02, 2007, 05:33:29 PM
My hometown is "proud" to claim author James Patterson as a native son. He fled and never came back, but I can't really blame him. Mr Hilfiger, teacher at South Junior High, is fashion magnate Tommy's brother.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sideswipe on August 02, 2007, 05:51:45 PM
My birthplace, Houlton, Maine is the northern end of Interstate 95.  It is also the county seat of Aroostook County, the largest county east of the Missippi river.  It was the location of the first transatlantic Radio Intelligence Station.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sharktopus on August 02, 2007, 10:13:58 PM
My hometown of Newburgh nearly ended up with that giant ugly statue of Columbus that's currently rusting in pieces in Puerto Rico. Thankfully, the local Unico chapter complained that it would overshadow the perfectly good life-size statue of Columbus they erected on the waterfront in 1992. Why we even need one satue of Columbus overlooking the Hudson River is beyond me...
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Tripe on August 03, 2007, 05:18:36 AM
OK here's a good one about Michigan:

It's called the Wolverine state and you find Wolverines all over the place as symbols but until a single sighting in 2004 there hadn't been proof of there actually being Wolverines in the state for about 200 years.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Moose on August 04, 2007, 05:12:36 AM
Luton, in Bedfordshire, was voted the most crap town in the UK.

I can't help but wonder who conducted that poll.  :D

Was that from The Idler Magazine?

It was.
In 2003 they did a list of crap towns just based on their own opinions, and Hull came first.
Then, because so many people complained that it wasn't fair, in 2004 they did it again, but this time they opened it up to a public vote.
Luton came first. The people have spoken.

Despite that, Luton is still the chosen airport that the national football (soccer) team fly out from, and back to, when playing abroad.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Chaos on August 04, 2007, 11:56:27 AM
Nova Scotia, where I live now, is bordered on one side by the Bay of Fundy, which has the world's largest tidal distance (the vertical distance that the water recedes between high and low tides). The highest recorded tidal distance in the Bay of Fundy is over 15 meters (45 feet). There are places where, for about a 1-2 hour stretch during low tide, you can actually walk along the bottom of the ocean, all the way across the bay to the land on the other side (I've done it).

There are some really spiffy rock formations that you can see just poking out of the water at high tide, and at low tide they are massive towers of rock, some of which have little caves under them that you can walk around in. It's faboo.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x197/ChaosFromOrder/FundyLow.jpg)

I'll have to dig around a little to find something weird/interesting about my birthplace (Huntington Beach, California).
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Kzinistzerg on August 04, 2007, 07:57:20 PM
The state I live in? You mean denial?

Philadelphia's suburbs are one of the few places in America wherein the grid laid out is rotated 45 degree off of roads actually going n-s e-e. This makes it really freaking annoying to try to go, actually, south, because you usually end up ramming into a tree.

EDIT: and the other fact about pennsylvania: PA is actually a suburb of New York
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sharktopus on August 04, 2007, 10:34:46 PM
There are some really spiffy rock formations that you can see just poking out of the water at high tide, and at low tide they are massive towers of rock, some of which have little caves under them that you can walk around in. It's faboo.
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x197/ChaosFromOrder/FundyLow.jpg)

That is very cool. Chaos wins the thread!

Philadelphia's suburbs are one of the few places in America wherein the grid laid out is rotated 45 degree off of roads actually going n-s e-e. This makes it really freaking annoying to try to go, actually, south, because you usually end up ramming into a tree.

Argh, tell me about it. The greater Philly area is the most aggravating driving I've ever done.

Quote
EDIT: and the other fact about pennsylvania: PA is actually a suburb of New York

As a New Yorker, I feel that I should point out that everything is a suburb of New York.  ;D
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: acoletterose on August 05, 2007, 03:19:20 PM
My hometown of North Tonawanda, NY was once in the Guinness World Book of Records for having the most amount of bars in a one mile stretch. Of course that could be a random thing that we made up because I tried to look up how many there actually were and I couldn't find any. It would make sense though. We have had Bars in little cottages behind Bars. Bars on top of Bars. Bars completely surrounded by Bars. Most of them have closed down now. The town's too poor to keep them open.

If it isn't true then my hometown of North Tonawanda is probably the only town in the world that has managed to delude itself into thinking that it was in the GWBR for something as pathetic as having an inordinately high number of bars.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Hebs on August 06, 2007, 07:25:17 AM
As a New Yorker, I feel that I should point out that everything is a suburb of New York.  ;D

Saul Steinberg agrees with you, Shark :)
(http://www.dankohn.com/archives/images/20040126steinberg.gif)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 06, 2007, 07:39:51 AM
As a New Yorker, I feel that I should point out that everything is a suburb of New York.  ;D

Saul Steinberg agrees with you, Shark :)
(http://www.dankohn.com/archives/images/20040126steinberg.gif)

If only they saw the US that way.  Maybe they'd stay where they are.

Most popular bumper sticker in Florida: "Happiness is a Canadian heading north with a New Yorker under each arm".   ;)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: AmazingThor on August 06, 2007, 08:51:41 PM
To all football fans, the University of Oklahoma holds the record for the longest winning streak.

Also, I went to college with Carrie Underwood.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sharktopus on August 06, 2007, 10:25:06 PM
My hometown of Newburgh was the last encampment of the Continental Army in the closing months of the Revolution. In fact, it was while George Washington stayed here, at what is now the historical site known as Washington's Headquarters:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/Washington%27s_Headquarters%2C_Newburgh.jpg)
...that he received and vehemently rejected the Newburgh Letter, which proposed in writing that Washington be King of the United States. This is why we have a Washington Street, a Washington Road, a Washington Avenue, a Washington Place, a Washington Boulevard, a Washington Terrace, a Washington Way, a Washington Circle, a Washington Heights, a Washington Point, and a seriously inept postal service.

I've just discovered that Newburgh has its own Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newburgh_%28city%29%2C_New_York), which is full of interesting facts, some of which I was not aware of, such as having the highest ratio of houses of worship to residents of any city in the country. I'm not sure what to think of that... And in 2004 New York State declared it one of the state's five most "stressed" cities, based on a mix of statistics like families headed by single mothers, abandoned buildings, unemployment, residents under the poverty line, and adults without a high school diploma. Home, sweet home. 8)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Pak-Man on August 07, 2007, 01:03:26 AM
The city of Albuquerque, inspired by the episode of the Simpsons where the Isotopes were being secretly bought by Albuquerque, actually named their baseball team the Isotopes.

http://www.albuquerquebaseball.com/
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sharktopus on August 07, 2007, 01:10:23 AM
The city of Albuquerque, inspired by the episode of the Simpsons where the Isotopes were being secretly bought by Albuquerque, actually named their baseball team the Isotopes.

That is very cool.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Hebs on August 07, 2007, 07:20:34 AM
The city of Albuquerque, inspired by the episode of the Simpsons where the Isotopes were being secretly bought by Albuquerque, actually named their baseball team the Isotopes.

That is very cool.

That's funny - I was once passing through Kentucky and just like in the Monorail episode - "Ogdenville" was really on the map ;)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Tripe on August 07, 2007, 07:28:21 AM
The city of Albuquerque, inspired by the episode of the Simpsons where the Isotopes were being secretly bought by Albuquerque, actually named their baseball team the Isotopes.

That is very cool.

That's funny - I was once passing through Kentucky and just like in the Monorail episode - "Ogdenville" was really on the map ;)

Think that's funny Detroit actually has the monorail (http://www.thepeoplemover.com/WE-LL-TAKE-YOU-THERE!.id.2.htm)

Tee hee "The People Mover - WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE" (not sure why they have to shout that last part) as long as "there" is a distinctly centralized bit of the city.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on August 07, 2007, 10:30:14 AM
Okay. I'll play along.

Washington is the only state to have over 400 sasquatch sightings(411). Next closest: California, w/ 360.

The Western Washington Fairgrounds, where people from all over come to go to the Puyallup Fair was once known as the Japanese internment camp, Camp Harmony, which at one time, held around 7000 Japanese-Americans.

Seattle has the most worthless monorail ever. The one mile track has 2 stops: the Space Needle, and Pike Place Market.

The Hanford nuclear facility alongside the Columbia River in Richland manufactured the plutonium that was used in the very first Trinity A-bomb test, as well as the Nagasaki A-Bomb "Fat Man". Most notable was the discovery of a bong in a highly restricted area of the nuclear site.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Hebs on August 08, 2007, 05:22:41 AM
Well all this historical jibbahjabbah is cool, but does your town have a...

BUSTER CRAB?!
  (Get it?  Like Buster Crabbe?  Flash Gordon?  Eh?}
(http://www.worcestermag.com/archives/2005/06-09-05/current/images/sg_main0.jpg)
He hangs out on the roof of the Sole Proprietor in Worcester - a seafood restaurant if you couldn't tell from the lovely puns :)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2007, 05:51:53 AM
Oh it's a big thing competition you want eh? I see your crab and I raise you a big fecking tire!:

(http://www.agilitynut.com/p/detire2.gif)

Edit:

Just to clarify, that's not a random image it's right outside Detroit Metro Airport.

The nail is now gone, it was removed a few years ago and bought by a man in Warren, it tours country fairs ::)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Sharktopus on August 08, 2007, 05:53:26 AM
Well all this historical jibbahjabbah is cool, but does your town have a...

BUSTER CRAB?!
  (Get it?  Like Buster Crabbe?  Flash Gordon?  Eh?}
(http://www.worcestermag.com/archives/2005/06-09-05/current/images/sg_main0.jpg)
He hangs out on the roof of the Sole Proprietor in Worcester - a seafood restaurant if you couldn't tell from the lovely puns :)

That is the most punny post I've ever read that wasn't written by BBQPlatypus.

I was on the train once going through White Plains, past the big Domino plant and said, without thinking, "Hey, the Domino Sugar plant. Sweet." I deserve to be slapped for that.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Hebs on August 08, 2007, 06:02:40 AM
Oh it's a big thing competition you want eh? I see your crab and I raise you a big fecking tire!:

Call!

I was on the train once going through White Plains, past the big Domino plant and said, without thinking, "Hey, the Domino Sugar plant. Sweet." I deserve to be slapped for that.

[slp]Slaps Sharktopus[/slp]

Sometimes it can't be helped. 
Like when you use the word 'gander' to go look at the geese by the pond.  My official members card from the "Cool Kids Club" was revoked.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 08, 2007, 02:42:23 PM
I see your crap, and raise you this crap from Nebraska:

(http://www.ronsaari.com/stockImages/roadsideAttractions/carhenge.jpg)

Carhenge motherfuckers.  Eat it!
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Chaos on August 08, 2007, 03:51:01 PM
BTA wins for random junk!  :scared:

...unless someone has a trump card?
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2007, 04:39:47 PM
We've got a giant cow

(http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/mi/MICAScow_comstock.jpg)

and a two-story outhouse

(http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/mi/MICEDouthouse_jesse.jpg)
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Junkyard on August 08, 2007, 05:07:41 PM
Didn't see the picture, but I can assume you should avoid using the lower floor of that outhouse.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2007, 05:16:21 PM
What the hell? First my signature won't display now the pics of the two story out house and giant cow won't either? Yet the link is right there.
Title: Re: One Odd Fact about the STATE you live in
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 08, 2007, 05:48:25 PM
And also, Nebraska has a monument to the eradication of Native Americans, yeah!

(http://www.archway.org/TemplateImages/HomePage/Banner/banner.jpg)