Your home town's claim to fame

biGBum333

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the first and only thing to come to my head would be a death metal band called psycroptic, for a death metal band they're actually pretty well known. them and martin bryant... *shudder*
 

Qulan Gal

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Brøndby, outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark.

We got what used to be the biggest soccer team in Denmark. This year? Nope, not even close.

Aaand then we also got famous soccer players like Michael Laudrup and his brother Brian Laudrup.

EDIT: Loads of hooligans too
 

davros3000

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my home town is cardiff. Its claims to fame include;

1) Is the capital city of a country with a dragon on its flag, a country who's oldest text predates the creation of english by about 1500 years.
2) Is home to the most intense sports stadium ever. Unlike the bowl style of most places its enclosed 70K+ stadium that has a roof, and is shaped like a cauldron (with all tiers stacked on top of each other). The roof keeps the noise in. Its just amazing.
3) Just a great place to go on the lash.
 

snowfi6916

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I'm from Washington, MA. James Taylor and Arlo Guthrie live here. Although Mr. Taylor still says he lives in Lenox, his property is in Washington.
 

Auninteligentname

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The_Splatterer said:
Am i the only one who went through this entire thread to see if anyone on here lived where i live?
You're not the only one. I've seen no-one from my hometown, but I think I've seen 3 from Norway.

OT: My hometown is famous for Sildajazzen, The Norwegian International film festival and The Amanda award.
 

robotam

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Comber Northern Ireland

Thomas Andrews, the guy who designed the Titanic was from here.
 

Benni88

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Epsom, Surrey. Home of the Derby, whey! Best day of the year in my town. A chance to get close and personal with the unsavoury types who come to bet on the horses and get really pissed up on the Downs. Happy days...
 

Belaam

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Mule Capital of the World

Though oddly, there is another town that makes the same claim. We need to have a Mule Off.
 

sage42

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Our town is known for it's pot. Yup Google my town's name, nothing but a bunch of marijuana related stories.
 

Juho-matti Kallio

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Only international claim (term used lightly) is that ice-hockey player Jarkko Immonen (Formerly NY Rangers now Kazan in KHL) was born and lived there. Considering the population of 2000 people that's something I guess.
 

Alfred Chicken

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I live in St Neots UK which is just outside Cambridge. My town's sole unique claim to fame is that the man who shot the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated was born here.
 

Anjel

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Coventry, UK. Lady Godiva rode naked through town in defiance of her evil husband. Turns out it probably never happened but it is quite a famous story. Also, we were hit pretty hard in the Coventry Blitz during WWII due to the large volume of factories we had. We're also know for the phrase "sent to Coventry" which from what I understand - and cannot be bothered to research - was something to do with immigrants being sent here and were poorly treated by the locals.

Last, but by no means least, we have the largest quantity of prostitutes in the world, all currently converging in the carpark outside the back of my house every single night - huzzah! Okay, we don't have the largest quantity of prostitutes in the world - I made that bit up, but there are a large number of prostitutes using the carpark out the back of my house and dammit the Super Soakers only deter them for a little while.
 

Thrillho

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Penicuik (Near Edinburgh) was the home of Burke from the well-loved comedy duo known as Burke & Hare.

Did I say well-loved comedy duo? I meant notorious grave-robbers.