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I was born and raised in New Mexico; I wonder how widely this story is know:


(First two paragraphs of wikipaedia article):


Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States.[1]

In 2012, the population was 6,411. It is commonly known within New Mexico as T or C.


Originally named Hot Springs, the city changed its name to Truth or Consequences, the title of a popular NBC radio program.


In 1950, Ralph Edwards, the host of the radio quiz show Truth or Consequences, announced that he would air the program

from the first town that renamed itself after the show. Hot Springs won the honor. Edwards visited the town during the first weekend of May for the next fifty years.


This event was called "Fiesta" and included a beauty contest, a parade, and a stage show. The city still celebrates Fiesta each year on the first weekend of May. The parade generally features area celebrities such as the Hatch Chile Queen. Fiesta also features a dance in Ralph Edwards Park.

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North Carolina contains a nice sequence of town names, even if not lined up in fit geographical propinquity:





High Point


Bushy Fork :D


And of course the now well known Lizard Lick.

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler. If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" Einstein


"The Universe is not only queerer than we imagine; it is queerer than we can imagine." J.B.S. Haldane


"If the idea is not at first absurd, then there is no hope for it." Einstein

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