Pittsburgh April 19, 2017
15 Undeniable Things That Only Happen In Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh lays claim to some pretty unique traits. Part of that uniqueness is a direct result of the eclectic people and personalities that make up the fabric of our beautiful city. And, of course, there are some things that only happen in Pittsburgh. Here are 15 of them.
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1. Wave towels to cheer on the Steelers.
Steelers fans faithfully wave the Terrible Towel to cheer on their team. And, those from the opposing team who dare make fun of the Terrible Towel, often find themselves on the losing end of the game.
2. Stop in front of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels.
It's a well-known yet little understood phenomenon. We stop in front of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels. Some have surmised that perhaps a monster resides within the tunnel and that's why drivers inch through.
3. Speak Pittsburghese.
Yinz going dahtahn to see the Stillers? Pittsburghers speak Pittsburghese and we can always spot a fellow Pittsburgher when we meet them when we're on vacation or see them on TV. It's the distinct accent.
4. Watch Pittsburgh Dad.
Love him or hate him, you've got to admit that Pittsburgh Dad pretty much sums up many of the experiences we Pittsburghers had growing up.
5. End dinner with a smiley cookie.
Dinner just isn't complete when we visit Eat 'N Park until we've had a smiley cookie.
6. Celebrate pickles.
Heinz is the official ketchup, mustard, and pickle of Pittsburgh. We celebrate all things pickle at the annual Picklesburgh festival each summer.
7. Cheer as the ball goes up on New Year’s Eve.
Sure, the rest of the world may send their New Year's Eve ball toward the ground but Pittsburgh shoots its ball toward the stars in the promise of prosperous days ahead.
8. Find protractors glued to spots all over the city.
No one knows who's gluing colorful protractors to spots around the city - or why - but it's become one of Pittsburgh's great mysteries in recent years.
9. Visit local farms to pick pumpkins for Halloween.
Autumn doesn't officially arrive until we visit our local farm for a little pumpkin picking, to get lost in a corn maze, and to feel the crisp fall air against our skin as we enjoy a hayride.
10. Eat fries and coleslaw on sandwiches.
We top our sandwiches with French fries and coleslaw. What else would we use?
11. Ride the trolley in Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.
Many of us grew up with Mister Rogers Neighborhood and have, at one time or another, sat on the Neighborhood Trolley at Idlewild Park.
12. Drink in a church.
One of Pittsburgh's most beautiful restaurant's - Church Brew Works - also happens to be a former church.
13. Wear shorts all year around.
Snow doesn't scare us. If the sun is shining, you're sure to find some Pittsburghers outdoors in shorts.
14. Drive past driverless cars.
Pittsburgh's a hub of innovation so seeing driverless Uber cars doesn't really surprise us.
15. Own more clothing that is black and gold than any other color.
What other colors does a wardrobe need - especially when you live in Pittsburgh - beside the all-important black and gold?
Let’s add to this list! What other things only happen in Pittsburgh? Share below! Pittsburghers might also agree that these are
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