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    My hometown of Sudbury, Ontario Canada is famous for:

    Being formed by an asteriod 1.85 billion years ago. We refer to it as the Subury Basin - or the Nickel Basin. The asteroid 6 to 12 miles in diameter slammed into Earth, "The moment of impact was so great that it carved out an area 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) deep,"
    *The space rock rolled through the area and cracked our planet's crust, producing a mother lode of nickel, copper and platinum.
    *10% of the world's nickel is extracted right here in Sudbury.
    *In 1938, some of Sudbury's nickel was used to help construct the Statue of Liberty. Some was used to build a roof for the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C
    *in 1963 NASA was trying to re-create the surface of the moon for Apollo astronauts to use for their training... they did it right here in Sudbury (the landscape has changed since then)
    * In the 1970s, the town had the reputation as the biggest producer of acid rain-causing chemicals in North America.
    *The Sudbury Neutrino Labratory (a joint effort between the US, UK and Canada) is located here .. 6800 feet underground in an old mine.SNO
    I can't think of any famous people that come from here
    Michelle Wright (country singer) did spend her teenage years here, but that's about it.

    oh! I almost forgot the most embarassing thing!!


    Big Nickel Fast Facts
    The Big Nickel is the largest coin in the world.
    It was constructed in 1964.
    It is an identical, enlarged replica of the 1951 Canadian nickel.
    Heads is King George VI, Canada’s monarch in 1951.
    Tails is a stylized nickel refinery with one large stack.
    The Big Nickel weighs close to 13,000 kilograms (approximately 13 tons).
    It stands nine metres (30 feet) high.
    It is 61 centimetres (24 inches) thick.
    It is about 64,607,747 times the size of a Canadian nickel.
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    Vancouver BC

    3rd Largest City in Canada
    The original home of The X-Files
    The Vancouver Canucks
    Former home of one of two Canadian NBA teams, The Vancouver Grizzlies :rolleyes
    Being one of the most Multicultural cities in the world.
    Been ranked as the best city in the world to live for a number of years.
    Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
    Home of EXPO 1986

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    My hometown, Kajaani, Finland is known for the possibility to flyfish right in the heart of the town by the old Kajaani castle ruins. Yeah, the guys really stand there casting in downtown, and it seems like the tourists find this very exotic.
    Also, Kajaani is the hometown of the president UKK (he was president for 25 years, no wonder I thought he was the king when I was a kid), and one of the most important poets of our country (Eino Leino), and the writer of our national epic (Elias Lönnrot, Kalevala). Quite a lot of important Finnish literature has been written in my neighborhood, perhaps because there was nothing else to do in the wilderness during the long winter nights.
    ps. This is just my opinion in the matter.

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    Charlevoix, Michigan

    Home of the World's Largest Cherry Pie - no kidding. don't know if we still hold the record, but in the mid 70's we did (there something to be proud of huh?)

    The Castle - which use to put on lots of great concerts.

    Now Home to John-Benet Ramsey's parents.

    Also know as Charlevoix the Beautiful (it really is!)

    And a terrific place to grow up!

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    My hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

    Let's see
    Mardi Gras
    24/7/365 party
    French Quarter
    Bourbon Street
    New Orleans Saints
    Food, Food and more great Food
    Potholes in all the streets
    Flooding with every rain shower lasting more than 20 mins.
    Heat/Humidity
    Elevation of city is below sea level
    Jazz

    the list goes on and on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt64
    Vancouver BC

    3rd Largest City in Canada

    The Vancouver Canucks
    Being one of the most Multicultural cities in the world.
    Been ranked as the best city in the world to live for a number of years.
    Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
    Home of EXPO 1986


    I was born in Surrey, B.C.:
    Know for the girls nicknamed around here the "Surrey sluts" we stay away from them
    Has the most stolen cars out of any city in North America

    I now live in Abbotsford, B.C.:
    Has the most churches per capita in the world
    Famous Rotary Stadium which has held many big events
    Has a big hockey tournament every year where guys like Forsberg have played in
    Offers nothing for people my age
    I want to get the hell out

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    The only thing in my hometown that I've ever heard anyone mention was probably known only to Middle Georgians... a really big mill outlet for socks and underwear
    Come on folks, there weren't outlet malls on every corner in the early 60's!
    I have found the Truth and it doesn't make sense.

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    Asheville is famous for being the 'Freak Capital of the US' a few years back. That and we're apparently known because we're a retirement community. Interesting mix, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clipse


    I was born in Surrey, B.C.:
    Know for the girls nicknamed around here the "Surrey sluts" we stay away from them
    Has the most stolen cars out of any city in North America

    I now live in Abbotsford, B.C.:
    Has the most churches per capita in the world
    Famous Rotary Stadium which has held many big events
    Has a big hockey tournament every year where guys like Forsberg have played in
    Offers nothing for people my age
    I want to get the hell out
    This is obviously only funny to other people in the Lower Mainland because we know where Surrey and Abbotsford are in relation to one another.. I just think in that context all 3 of the bolded sections are extremely hilarious.

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    My hometown is famous for:

    A John Cusack movie of the same title ("Grosse Pointe Blank").
    The Ford Estate
    The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex take place there...

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