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Here are something funny about Hawaii, what about your place?<br><br><br><br>
--- Professors dress suit/tie to classes-----wearing slippers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
--- Chopstick is more popular than spoon/fork<br><br>
--- Birds prefer walking over than flying<br><br>
--- No snake<br><br>
--- McD serves rice and spam<br><br>
--- Plants are greener in the "winter"
 

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Folks tie their old sneaker together by the strings and throw them over the power lines. I call it outdoor urban decor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Oh, and we have a natural snow machine....it's technically called lake effect snow. And we also have a snow belt (the area of northern Ohio that gets hardest hit when the snow machine kicks it into high gear).<br><br><br><br>
The lake gulls aren't afraid of people. As a matter of fact, back years ago I was eating a hot dog downtown at lunchtime off of one of those hot dog vendors...I know, I took my life in my own hands. Anyhow, I was half way done when one of the gulls swooped down and took the rest of the dog right from my hand. Friggin' crazy man. These birds don't play <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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St. Louis:<br><ul><li>Highway interchanges were mostly added after areas were built up; as a result, we don't have cloverleaves exchanges or exchanges that follow any kind of pattern--very confusing for people who are not familiar with the area.<br></li>
<li>All the native St. Louisans are convinced that the winters here are awful. Hah!!! They are very mild. However, no one knows how to drive in the snow.<br></li>
<li>Native St. Louisans "place" each other, socio-economically, by the high school attended. Therefore, one of the first questions they ask, upon meeting a new person (no matter what age) is "Where did you go to high school?"<br></li>
<li>Many local place names are French. However, local pronunciation of those names bears absolutely no resemblance either to French or to the actual spelling of the names.<br></li>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by MsRuthieB</i><br><br><b>The lake gulls aren't afraid of people. As a matter of fact, back years ago I was eating a hot dog downtown at lunchtime off of one of those hot dog vendors...I know, I took my life in my own hands. Anyhow, I was half way done when one of the gulls swooped down and took the rest of the dog right from my hand. Friggin' crazy man. These birds don't play <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></b></div>
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That's so funny. In junior highschool, my marine biology class took a trip to Sea World. I was eating a churro and after about two bites, a sea gull swooped down and stole it from me. It then landed on a nearby rooftop and ate it. I swear it was laughing at me. When I met up with the rest of the class, several other kids were talking about the same thing happening to them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Blackpool/Lancashire, England:<br><br><br><br>
We have a huge carnivalesque tower, which dominates the blackpool landscape. This is the only building which stands out. Yet we apply to be a city almost every year.<br><br><br><br>
The local dish is lancashire hotpot, which you can't get at a lot of lancashire pubs<br><br><br><br>
Blackpool is at war with a town called Preston. (Also in lancashire) Mainly due to football teams, but also regarding te fact that when blackpool applied to be a city, preston won.<br><br><br><br>
In some parts of the fylde district, between st annes and Thornton is the only place where people pronounce the word "there" as "there" and not as "thure"<br><br><br><br>
Blackpool residents are desensitized to callous acts of puking, drunkenness and sex before they reach seven years old, because it's what happens on the streets of blackpool.<br><br><br><br>
Blackpool is actually a tourist destination. Even though there's sh*t all over the beach. (You think I'm joking, don't you?)<br><br><br><br>
Because rich people didn't want to go on the beach and get covered in sh*t, three piers were built. Over the years, they've changed from bein ga hiding for the rich to a commoners place. One is falling down, one has a big wheel on it, and the other is like a theme park on a jetty.<br><br><br><br>
one pier had a helicopter landing pad on it. Then it fell apart.<br><br><br><br>
Almost everyone is addicted to something. Half the town smokes. most poeple take drugs, and gambling problems are prevalent.<br><br><br><br>
Despite these gambling problems, Blackpool governors are pushing to build casinos all over Blackpool.<br><br><br><br>
It is rumoured that one of these govenors sons has a gambling problem.<br><br><br><br>
i wouldn't be surprised if the others had families with gambling problems.<br><br><br><br>
Blackpool is home to the pleasure beach, which is a crappy theme park with some great rides and soem not so great rides. It is argued that some of the best rollercoasters on earth, such as the grand national, reside here.<br><br><br><br>
Animal rights protestors show up in Blackpool every saturday. I tried to give them cookies. They refused.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Well, that's Blackpool for you, and also lancashire. Oh yeah - And lancashire and yorkshire never got over that war. even though Richard III was killed years ago.
 

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Cincinnati, Ohio<br><br><br><br>
We say "pop" instead of "soda." Apparently this is odd to some people. It drove my roommate in college crazy (she was from Pennsylvania).
 

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They call shopping carts "buggies" here! It annoys me to no end!<br><br>
And some of the accents have people pronouncing "th" as "d".<br><br>
Get me outta here!
 

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We have hollywood-type letters on the big hill overlooking downtown that originally said SAINT JOHN 2000, but they change the last letter to reflect the year... as if anybody would forget.<br><br><br><br>
People pronounce "sure" as "shore."
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by allibaba</i><br><br><b>Cincinnati, Ohio<br><br><br><br>
We say "pop" instead of "soda." Apparently this is odd to some people. It drove my roommate in college crazy (she was from Pennsylvania).</b></div>
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I say pop also, I'm also from Ohio.
 

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this doesnt have to do with the place i live in but one time i asked for a pop at a resturant and they are like what ? ooo you mean soda ? ok light or dark ?<br><br>
hahaha i was confused<br><br>
all canadians call it pop not soda well at least most
 

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They call water fountains "bubblers" here. I grew up in Upper Michigan and never heard that until I moved here.<br><br><br><br>
My area is obsessed with bratwursts. Even when I ate meat, that was one meaty thing that I refused to eat. Blech. The city I live in actually has a "Bratfest". It's basically a festival where people eat a lot of brats, get stupid drunk and listen to local bands. I won't go near it.<br><br><br><br>
On any given weekend (even in the dead of winter), you can find a minimum of 10 brat fries trying to raise money for various things here. I can't go to the grocery store without being assaulted by the smell of frying brats. Even the local humane society does this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
Another odd thing around here is the polar bear club. Every new year's day, members of the club plunge themselves into the freezing Lake Michigan (one of the Great Lakes). Mind you now, the lake usually has several feet of built up ice on the shore. I like being warm too much to subject myself to this.<br><br><br><br>
Other than that, there just seems to be a large number (too large, IMO) of mullets and huge trucks. Sigh. We really need to move one day.
 

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Oh ya, one more thing. Just about every restaurant here has "deep fried cheese" on their menu. Talk about a heart attack on a plate!
 

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In Manitoba we have SOCIALS- usually a few months before the wedding, the couple will have a social in the town community center where anyone can come for $8-$10 and drink cheap drinks. It is a huge party so people who aren't going to the wedding can still hang out with old friends. Sometimes socials are for fundraising, or just an excuse to get drunk.<br><br><br><br>
We also call dumps/landfills "nuisance grounds"<br><br><br><br>
And we all eat perogies- my favorite food!!
 

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Subject: YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM MICHIGAN IF<br><br><br><br>
>1. You've never met any celebrities.<br><br><br><br>
>2. "Vacation" means going to Cedar Point.<br><br><br><br>
>3. At least 1 member of your family disowns you the week of the<br><br><br><br>
>Michigan/Michigan State game.<br><br><br><br>
>4. Half the change in your pocket is Canadian....eh?<br><br><br><br>
>5. You drive 86 mph on the highway and pass on the right.<br><br><br><br>
>6. Your idea of a traffic jam is 40 cars waiting to pass an orange barrel.<br><br><br><br>
>7. You know how to play (and pronounce) Euchre.<br><br><br><br>
>8. It's easy to get VERNOR'S ginger ale and SANDERS hot fudge sauce, and<br><br><br><br>
>Faygo pop.<br><br><br><br>
>9. You know how to pronounce "Mackinac".<br><br><br><br>
>10. You've had to switch on the "heat" and the "A/C" in the same day.<br><br><br><br>
>11. You bake with SODA and drink POP.<br><br><br><br>
>12. The movie "Escanaba in Da Moonlight" wasn't funny. You consider it a<br><br><br><br>
>documentary.<br><br><br><br>
>13. Your little league game was snowed out.<br><br><br><br>
>14. The word "thumb" has geographical, rather than anatomical significance.<br><br><br><br>
>15. You show people where you grew up by pointing to a spot on your right<br><br><br><br>
>hand.<br><br><br><br>
>16. Traveling coast-to-coast means driving from Port Huron to Muskegon.<br><br><br><br>
>17. You measure distance in minutes.<br><br><br><br>
>18. When giving directions, you refer to "A Michigan<br><br><br><br>
>Left."<br><br><br><br>
>19. You know that Kalamazoo not only exists, but isn't far from Hell.<br><br><br><br>
>20. Your year has 2 seasons: Winter and Construction.<br><br><br><br>
>21. Home Depot on any Saturday is busier than toy stores at Christmas.<br><br><br><br>
>22. You know when it has rained because of the smell of worms.<br><br><br><br>
>23. Owning a Japanese car was a hanging offense in your hometown.<br><br><br><br>
>24. You believe that "down south" means Toledo.<br><br><br><br>
>25. YOU ACTUALLY "GET" THESE JOKES AND FORWARD THEM ON TO ALL YOUR MICHIGAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY.<br><br><br><br>
Someone sent me this forward. It is true. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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officers in the airport speak Japanese. When I came to Hawaii from China, the officers who's supposed to check my passport and let me into this freeland started asking questions in Japanese !! I was like "Did I fly to a wrong country?"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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I can't think of anything for QLD or Australia... I'm sure there are some but maybe I don't think they're weird!<br><br><br><br>
Let me think, well, QLD and NSW have a huge rugby league rivalry (well, it does extend to other things). QLDers are cane toads and NSWmen and women are coc kroaches.<br><br><br><br>
QLD is the least progressive state yet ironically calls itself the smart state.<br><br><br><br>
You can only swim in the sea in winter in North Queensland. Summer it is considered dangerous.<br><br><br><br>
Dobbing someone in is often considered worse than what that person actually did.
 

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In the 80's there used to be a 20:1 sheep ratio... 20 sheep to every person, now sadly theres only 10 to 1.<br><br><br><br>
New Zealand's Head of State is Queen Elizabeth. 'God Save The Queen' and 'God Defend New Zealand' are New Zealand's two official national anthems. Although they have equal status, 'God Defend New Zealand' is sung at 100% of sporting occasions.<br><br>
(ok i just found out then that we have 2 national anthems, I dont even know the words to god save the queen... well i know the sex pistols one..)<br><br><br><br>
New Zealanders who go to Australia raise the IQ of both countries.... Ok so thats not fact but still!!!<br><br><br><br>
No part of New Zealand is more than 128 km from the sea.<br><br><br><br>
Less than 5% of the population of New Zealand is human.<br><br><br><br>
There are more Scottish pipe bands per head of population in NZ than in Scotland.<br><br><br><br>
They are the interesting ones.. but there are more at:<br><br><a href="http://flatrock.org.nz/topics/science/strange_nz_facts.htm" target="_blank">http://flatrock.org.nz/topics/scienc...e_nz_facts.htm</a><br><br><span style="color:#FFA500;">Danny</span>
 
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