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Facts about Topeka
« on: June 21, 2010, 01:25:31 PM »
Topeka, in some sort of native american language, means "a good place to plant potatoes"


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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 01:28:31 PM »
Topeka once had a Continental Basketball Association team named the "Topeka Sizzlers". 



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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 01:29:49 PM »
Topeka:  Capital of Kansas


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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 01:31:13 PM »
Has extraordinarily lax standards for 8th grade AAU teams.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 01:34:01 PM »
I am from Topeka.  Didn't grow up there, but was born there.  Thankfully, I had the common sense (as a toddler) to GTFO of there.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 01:34:08 PM »
Topeka was home to the 3rd ever "Hypermart", which are now commonly referred to as Wal-Mart Super stores, which combine grocery and general merchandise under one store.  

In fact, many Topekans still call the Wal-Mart on Wanamaker a Hypermart.  That is one of the best ways of telling whether you are talking to a true Topekan or not.
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 01:36:41 PM »
June 8th, 1966, Topeka was ravaged by a tornado that would have been an F5, had the fujita scale been invented then.  Manhattan was also hit by a Tornado that day, but produced much less damage.
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 01:48:50 PM »
Topeka is the largest city in Western Kansas.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010, 01:49:17 PM »
The World Famous Topeka Zoo was the first place in which Golden Eagles were successfully bred in captivity.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010, 01:50:20 PM »
Vanna White was present for the opening of West Ridge Mall.
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2010, 01:51:47 PM »
Topeka is a stink pit that KC residents drive through on their way to Manhattan.  FACT.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2010, 01:53:38 PM »
Vanna White was the present for the opening of West Ridge Mall.

Dude, that mall was a gigantic upgrade from the old one.  Raintree, maybe?  White Rain?  Can't remember but that mall sucked, hard.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2010, 01:56:01 PM »
Topeka is home to Go Fourth! perhaps the finest fireworks display in the state of Kansas (or any where else).  One year it ended just scant moments after it began as a large shell exploded while still on the ground, and the operators deemed it unsafe to continue.  On another occasion a rapidly approaching thunderstorm caused enough concern that roughly 15 minutes of fireworks were exploded in about 30 seconds. <- amazing spectacle 

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2010, 01:56:27 PM »
Vanna White was the present for the opening of West Ridge Mall.

Dude, that mall was a gigantic upgrade from the old one.  Raintree, maybe?  White Rain?  Can't remember but that mall sucked, hard.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2010, 01:56:58 PM »
Vanna White was the present for the opening of West Ridge Mall.

Dude, that mall was a gigantic upgrade from the old one.  Raintree, maybe?  White Rain?  Can't remember but that mall sucked, hard.
White Lakes.

They are going to tear White Lakes down eventually and try to build something there.  May not be the best of ideas.
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2010, 01:57:32 PM »
Topeka is home to the controversial Westboro Baptist Church.  :fatty:
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2010, 01:57:50 PM »
At one time there was a great strip club on the city's west side called Caberet USA.  I may or may not have picked up a stripper and put her over my shoulder and began carrying her out one fourth of July around 2pm after drinking approx 30 or so scotches.  


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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2010, 01:59:07 PM »
Vanna White was the present for the opening of West Ridge Mall.

Dude, that mall was a gigantic upgrade from the old one.  Raintree, maybe?  White Rain?  Can't remember but that mall sucked, hard.
White Lakes.

They are going to tear White Lakes down eventually and try to build something there.  May not be the best of ideas.

Damn, I knew that.  My grandparents are in a retirement community somewhere around there.   Always get lost trying to find it though.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2010, 02:00:15 PM »
Snowball fights are illegal in Topeka.

"Fines for violating the law can be up to $499 and jailed for 179 days, which also prohibits stones and "other missiles."

Read more: http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/topeka-ks-snowball-ordinance-thawed-by/#ixzz0rW1xEDNx"

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2010, 02:01:37 PM »
At one time there was a great strip club on the city's west side called Caberet USA.  I may or may not have picked up a stripper and put her over my shoulder and began carrying her out one fourth of July around 2pm after drinking approx 30 or so scotches. 
Now called "Club Orleans"
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2010, 02:04:14 PM »
My favorite Topeka lake?  Sherwood Lake.


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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2010, 02:06:36 PM »
My favorite Topeka lake?  Sherwood Lake.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2010, 02:09:46 PM »
Gotta go w/ Shawnee. 
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2010, 02:13:34 PM »
some really bigtime topeka lake n00bs showing up in this thread :lol:


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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2010, 02:14:54 PM »
"Eat this not that" Topeka Local Dining edition:

Burgers: Annies Place (Gage Center)
Pizza: Giovannis, Glory Days (10th and Quincy/29th and Wanamaker)
Italian: Paisano's (Fleming Place)
Chinese: Hunams (29th and Fairlawn)
Mexican: Tequila's (Brookwood)
Steak: Northstar (HWY 24 and Rochester Rd)
Ice Cream: G's Frozen chicken nuggets
Indian: Globe Indian Cuisine (10th and Quincy)
Thai: Tuptim Thai (South Kansas Ave)
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