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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:52 PM Edited by gtamad8, 03 August 2013 - 07:09 PM.

Post what your hometown is famous for! If there's nothing then go up to county and if somehow nothing there either go up to country, same goes if you're uncomfortable posting where you live, also if you do post something noteworthy about where you live don't do something so obvious. For example if you live in L.A don't say "The HollyWood sign is here, I live in LA" post something more discreet and interesting. Feel free to post pictures/videos/links too!

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

Sarasota is famous for being an art town, a mecca for retirees, and the circus.

The first car in America was built in my hometown of Kokomo. It also hosted the largest KKK rally as well.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:06 PM

Theme parks (especially Disney World), being a huge technology and business center, having the president of Food Not Bombs arrested for feeding people in a park, and for being the home of some sh*tty form of breaks music (DJ Icey can stick a pike up his ass).

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

Albert Einstein lived here.
Monika Seleš, the worlds former No. 1 Tennis player grew up here.
The German name for my town is 'Neusatz'.
One of the worlds biggest music festivals, EXIT FEST, is organised here.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:11 PM

My town is the home of hurling,

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:16 PM Edited by natethegreatforlife, 03 August 2013 - 07:22 PM.

My city (Cleveland, Ohio) is internationally renowned for it's illiterate citizens, urban decay, and terrible sports teams. We also had the tallest building in the world outside of New York for a couple years.

Edit: And Ariel Castro.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:18 PM Edited by RoadRunner71, 03 August 2013 - 07:21 PM.

Bilbao. Guggenheim Museum.

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It also helped the city leaving back the industrial crisis and focusing in the tertiary sector, like the tourism.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:18 PM

Bangladesh is known as the only nation that actually actually fought for their mother tongue. As most of you know prior to 1971 my country was known as East Pakistan. In 1948 Pakistan's first Governor-General declared in Dhaka that "Urdu, and only Urdu" would be the common language for all of Pakistan. This led to a huge controversy and eventually war in 1971 between East and West Pakistan. East Pakistan's victory led to gaining independence and established the sovereign nation of Bangladesh.


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE (natethegreatforlife @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 19:16)
My city (Cleveland, Ohio) is internationally renowned for it's illiterate citizens, urban decay, and terrible sports teams. We also had the tallest building in the world outside of New York for a couple years.

Can't forget about Ariel Castro.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:22 PM

QUOTE (EscoLehGo @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 14:18)
QUOTE (natethegreatforlife @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 19:16)
My city (Cleveland, Ohio) is internationally renowned for it's illiterate citizens, urban decay, and terrible sports teams. We also had the tallest building in the world outside of New York for a couple years.

Can't forget about Ariel Castro.

Fixed it.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:26 PM

The 1916 Easter Rising which led to the Anglo-Irish treaty which ultimately led to Ireland's Independence. The bullet holes are still visible on the pillars of the GPO to this day.

http://en.wikipedia....i/Easter_Rising

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:30 PM

Warrenpoint ambush. We also have a famous cellist living here.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:40 PM Edited by Werebot85, 03 August 2013 - 09:30 PM.

I currently live in Pretoria, South Africa. I had to wikipedia because I know nothing about this city lol. lol.gif

The only interesting thing I could find, is that the post grunge / alternative metal band Seether hails from Pretoria

I didn't even know that they were south african silly me

Anyway, I remember one of their songs is in Burnout Paradise...



Btw, I tried to post the original music video, but for some reason I can't. Blocked in my country according to youtube confused.gif

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:59 PM

Manchester is the birthplace of the industrial revolution.

The Industrial Revolution marks a major turning point in history; almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way. In particular, average income and population began to exhibit unprecedented sustained growth. In the words of Nobel Prize winner Robert E. Lucas, Jr., "For the first time in history, the living standards of the masses of ordinary people have begun to undergo sustained growth ... Nothing remotely like this economic behavior is mentioned by the classical economists, even as a theoretical possibility."

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:08 PM

Mines famous for the Space Needle. Even though it's a joke. It's a restaurant with high prices. And over priced ticket fees and a overrated view.
And you do not want to go up there on a hot day, bloody hell they don't use AC at all. It is like really blasted hot there.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:13 PM Edited by Sleepy187., 03 August 2013 - 08:20 PM.

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This. Petra, the old old city, one of the seven wonders of the world.

And the Dead Sea.

(Jordan btw)

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

Well, Germany is most famous for cars, beer and especially the N word (ya know what I mean eh) tounge.gif

As for my city, Hamburg, let see, it's the Port of Hamburg, and the Beatles whom launched their carrier here. The best of british music has it roots in Germany, and we are the bad guys, tea bags lovers. colgate.gif

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:59 PM

QUOTE (Zotak @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 20:57)
Well, Germany is most famous for cars, beer and especially the N word (ya know what I mean eh) tounge.gif

As for my city, Hamburg, let see, it's the Port of Hamburg, and the Beatles whom launched their carrier here. The best of british music has it roots in Germany, and we are the bad guys, tea bags lovers. colgate.gif

And FC St Pauli!

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:40 PM

My town is Redding, CA and
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    Rick Bosetti(Retired Baseball player, and for some reason use to be our mayor), Kevin Rose, owner of Digg, and Kathleen Kennedy, who produced E.T and Jurassic Park cool.gif But she went to my rivial high school, so I don't care for her.

This town is bittersweet really. It's a chill place to live, but some of the people here....... dontgetit.gif
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:43 PM

QUOTE (TheBlackPeterParker. @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 21:40)
My town is Redding, CA and
    Sundial Bridge
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    2nd sunniest city in America
    Rick Bosetti(Retired Baseball player, and for some reason use to be our mayor), Kevin Rose, owner of Digg, and Kathleen Kennedy, who produced E.T and Jurassic Park  cool.gif But she went to my rivial high school, so I don't care for her.
This town is bittersweet really. It's a chill place to live, but some of the people here....... dontgetit.gif

There's a bridge similar to that at some kilometers of my parents' hometown.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:49 PM Edited by PerceptortheShootist, 03 August 2013 - 10:20 PM.

Santa Ana has a ghetto middle school and the city was the birth place to the following five celebrities:

Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Pfieffer, Drake Bell, Robert Webber, and Brett Halsey.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:53 PM

We had the worlds largest shopping mall until 2004

Wayne Gretzky played here

We have the most parkland for a city in North America, 22 times bigger than Central Park

You can see the Aurora Borealis here. We are also the most Northern city with a population over 1 million

Edmonton hosts over 30 festivals a year
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE (PerceptortheShootist @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 21:49)
Santa Ana has a ghetto middle school and was the birth place to the following five celebrities:

Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Pfieffer, Drake Bell, Robert Webber, and Brett Halsey.

They were born in the school?

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:19 PM

QUOTE (gtamad8 @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 14:11)
QUOTE (PerceptortheShootist @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 21:49)
Santa Ana has a ghetto middle school and was the birth place to the following five celebrities:

Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Pfieffer, Drake Bell, Robert Webber, and Brett Halsey.

They were born in the school?

I phrased it badly, my apologies.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:24 PM

Now I can't trust these facts 100% but here it goes.

Estonia is the least religious country in the world with only 14% of the population claiming any religious beliefs.

Estonia has the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world.
Estonia is the homeland of Skype, Hotmail and KaZaA.
Chess Grandmaster Paul Keres was born in Estonia. When he died in 1975, over 100,000 people attended his funeral (10% of the country’s entire population).
Estonia has a population of 1.3 million and one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:29 PM

Savannah, GA..

My city is known for a number of things;

Ghost Stories
First City established in Georgia
Juliette Gordon Low (Founder of Girl Scouts)
SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design)
The Pirate's House restaurant
Paula Deen (TV Cook)

alot of things Savannah is known for .. might name some more later.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE (GunWrath @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 22:29)
Savannah, GA..

My city is known for a number of things;

Ghost Stories
First City established in Georgia
Juliette Gordon Low (Founder of Girl Scouts)
SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design)
The Pirate's House restaurant
Paula Deen (TV Cook)

alot of things Savannah is known for .. might name some more later.

Isn't there a battleship or some kind of us navy warship called Savannah?

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE (PerceptortheShootist @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 13:49)
Santa Ana has a ghetto middle school and the city was the birth place to the following five celebrities:

Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Pfieffer, Drake Bell, Robert Webber, and Brett Halsey.

Santa Ana has a lot of ghetto everything. I would have went with the Airport named after John Wayne, though.

I feel like I've done this topic many times before, but I live in La Habra, California, and it's either best known as the city where Richard Nixon started his first law firm, or the place where Octomom moved to after she had her litter.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:08 PM

QUOTE (RoadRunner71 @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 17:43)
QUOTE (GunWrath @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 22:29)
Savannah, GA..

My city is known for a number of things;

Ghost Stories
First City established in Georgia
Juliette Gordon Low (Founder of Girl Scouts)
SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design)
The Pirate's House restaurant
Paula Deen (TV Cook)

alot of things Savannah is known for .. might name some more later.

Isn't there a battleship or some kind of us navy warship called Savannah?

Yeah, it was back in the 30's I believe, they restored it in the 60 or 70's. Don't think it's active duty anymore though.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:11 PM

QUOTE (PerceptortheShootist @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 22:19)
QUOTE (gtamad8 @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 14:11)
QUOTE (PerceptortheShootist @ Saturday, Aug 3 2013, 21:49)
Santa Ana has a ghetto middle school and was the birth place to the following five celebrities:

Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Pfieffer, Drake Bell, Robert Webber, and Brett Halsey.

They were born in the school?

I phrased it badly, my apologies.

Ohh right you confused me there for a second tounge.gif




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