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    What's your home town famous for?

    Interested in this because when people think of Belfast they think of one thing. The "Troubles." But things are now so different in the city it got me thinking about other things Belfast is famous for.

    1. C.S. Lewis, author of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe was born here.

    2. George Best was born and grew up in Belfast. The most talented footballer of his generation who didn't even come close to fulfilling his potential.

    3. The Titanic was built here.

    4. The friendly welcome we give to visitors from all over the world.

    So what is your home town famous for, good or bad.

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    Singapore (a country) too small, hence I'll just consider it at my Hometown , famous FOR:

    1. Banning Chewing Gum
    2. World Largest Fountain *the fountain of wealth* (Guiness Record)
    3. Best Airport
    4. Cleanest Country (a few years ago, in the record)
    5. Chicken Rice (good local dish)
    6. Still does capital punishment "by hangings"
    7. Some schools still use the canning for punishment methods (but it's quite rare now)
    8. Good business Hub (internationally)
    9. Singapore aka Asia's port

    All I can think of for now, might post some later (when they come to mind)

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    My hometown, where I spent most of my life (not birthplace) is Eagle Pass, Texas, a smallish city in South Texas that borders Mexico. It's known for:
    *having the most corrupt politics in Texas
    *the location of two major films (Like Water For Chocolate, Larry McMutrey's Lone Star)
    *our International Bridge spans the cleanest stretch of the Rio Grande
    *the birthplace of nachos. Local restauranteur Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya had the snack of chips, melted cheese, beans and jalapenos labeled with his nickname after he became known for serving them to patrons who were impatiently waiting their orders at his restaurant. He eventually sold the concept to a larger corporation who massmarketed a simpler version. The Anayas gave me a Pekinese when I was a kid ;D
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    My hometown of Holland, Michigan, is known (of course) for the Tulip Time Festival, which is ranked the #1 small town festival in the US, and at one point in the 90's was rivaling Mardi Gras in attendance.

    http://www.tuliptime.com/

    You know it's big when a town of 30,000 people gets 200,000 visitors for a week.

    We also have a higher "billionaires per capita" ratio than any city in the US. We have 4 billionaires living in our town of 30,000 people. I guess all that means is that the city won't have to worry about going broke for a while

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    Albuquerque is known for:

    The Annual International Balloon Fiesta which is pretty amazing - you should try to be here the first week of October if you ever get the chance!

    Being in a Partridge Family song and a Glen Campbell song (he actually lived here and sang on my dad's radio show)

    Having the airport closest to Santa Fe!

    I can think of other stuff that's cool once you get here, but nothing that I'd say we're famous for.

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    My hometown of Denison, Texas, is the birthplace of Dwight Eisenhower, though he never really claimed it because his family moved to Kansas when he was an infant. The home is a museum now. I've never been there, even though I've lived in Denison since 1969.
    Well I was born in a small town
    And I can breathe in a small town
    Gonna die in this small town
    And that's prob'ly where they'll bury me

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    Jacksonville Fl:

    Home of the 2005 Superbowl & Home of the Jaguars
    TPC Sawgrass
    Filming Location for G.I. Jane & the Devil's Advocate
    Famous residents: James Weldon Johnson, Pat Boone :rolleyes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Limp Bizkit
    Featured in John Grisham's "The Brethren"

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    My hometown of Homer, Alaska was home to three relatively famous people:

    1. Jewel (the singer)
    2. Tom Bodett ("We'll keep the light on for you.")
    3. Me

    OK, maybe I don't count YET. But I'll get there.
    When you're ten years old and a car drives by and splashes a puddle of water all over you, it's hard to decide if you should go to school like that or try to go home and change and probably be late. So while he was trying to decide, I drove by and splashed him again. - Jack Handey

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    My hometown is Cairns, Australia.

    Its famous for:

    -Being the 12th and 13th leg in The Amazing Race 4
    -Being only a 2 hour drive from where Survivor - Australia was filmed.
    -Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
    -Considered the cyclone (hurricane) capital of the state of Queensland.
    I rather lurk than post.

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    My hometown is one of the suburbs of Flint, Michigan. Flint is known for

    1. Michael Moore
    2. General Motors factories
    3. Abundance of violence
    4. 4 colleges in area (University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College, Baker College, Kettering University)
    5. Very high unemployment rate

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