10 Weird Side Effects Everyone Experiences From Growing Up In Cleveland

The sprawling City of Cleveland acts as a backdrop to many cherished childhood memories. As a child, tossing a lucky penny in the fountains at Tower City Center and doing somersaults in the Metroparks both felt equally adventurous. You felt (and still feel) dwarfed by the looming stone cathedrals throughout the city, and you were in awe of the mouthwatering desserts you picked out in Little Italy and AsiaTown.

While these childhood memories seems harmless enough, growing up in Cleveland has left us with some rather weird side effects.

As we native Clevelanders know, there is opportunity for weird and wonderful adventure around every corner and bend. What are your favorite memories of growing up in Cleveland?