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Old 06-08-19, 11:39 AM
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People map of the US where city names are replaced by most wikipedia’ed resident

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A people map of the US, where city names are replaced by their most wikipedia’ed resident

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Albuquerque gets Jeff Bezos instead of Bill Gates.
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This deserves its own thread. It’s pretty amazing. Snoop Dogg winning for my home town of Long Beach is truly embarrassing. In 1993 I was in jr. High when my family left Long Beach for another town, and that Nothin’ But a G Thing song came out and I was so horribly embarrassed. And any time I had to tell kids where I was from everybody knew the song. And that was when he was small time! Then he totally blew up and I still can’t believe it.
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Jennifer Aniston takes Malibu!!?!?!? What an upset! I guessed Barbara Streisand.

How does George Lucas not win Modesto? That’s impossible.
Old 06-08-19, 12:57 PM
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The next two towns down the highway get the rock and roll hall of famer Bo Diddley and the serial rape/torture/killer David Parker Ray. That spans the possibilities, doesn't it?
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Salt Lake City gets Ted Bundy. Not Brigham Young or Joseph Smith? They must have split the vote.
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I live in the city where Paul Rudd lived during his teenage years so its no surprise there. Somehow Eminem is attached to Kansas City?? He's from Detroit, MI.
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Re: People map of the US where city names are replaced by most wikipedia’ed resident

My hometown just says “Joe.”
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I heard he shot his old lady down.
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Re: People map of the US where city names are replaced by most wikipedia’ed resident

Looking across Indiana for promiment names I see :
Axel Rose, Mike Pence, Steve McQueen, Larry Bird and Steven King
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Tom Cruise for Louisville. I would have guessed Muhammed Ali or even possibly younger with Jennifer Lawrence (both of whom cherish this town) Cruise has had zero to do with this city since he left.

Rest of KY:
George Clooney, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Depp, Phil Simms, Dwight Yoakam, Harry Dean Stanton, Diane Sawyer, Rebecca Gayheart, Ashley Judd, Nick Lachey... Pretty much a "who's the most famous person out of Random Smalltown, KY."

The surprising ones to me:
John Carpenter - Wiki lists his birthplace as NY, but hometown in Bowling Green, KY.
Steve Zahn - no hometown ties to KY that I can find, but he owns and lives on a 350 acre horse ranch near Lexington.
William Shatner - Same as Zahn. No ties that I know of, but owns a horse farm near Lexington
Robert Kirkman - Didn't know he was from KY

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That is pretty interesting. Obama being Honolulu entry isn't at all surprising and Michael Jackson for Vegas makes sense though I would have guessed Elvis or Mike Tyson.
I was surprised to see Eminem take Kansas City. I had no idea he was ever from there. Maybe I only knew his bio from 8 Mile but I always figured he was just a Michigan guy (and of course he wasn't famous when I moved away 25 years ago).
John Dillinger being Indianapolis most Wikipedia is pretty fishy IMO. How many people are doing a wiki search on him? More than Peyton Manning (who wins Denver, BTW)?

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My is Franseca Eastwood, Clint's daughter who born in my city. Kind of hoping it would be Jenna Jameson who was recovering from her drugs addiction by living with her father when he was living here.
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Why is Las Vegas Michael Jackson?
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Why is Las Vegas Michael Jackson?
He lived there (part-time) in his final years and I guess more people Wikipedia him than Mike Tyson, Elvis, Andre Agassi or Greg Maddox.
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I did not know that. He died in Los Angeles, right?
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Oh yeah, the other really weird one for Kentucky... Rumor Willis born in Paducah, KY. The hell? Was Demi Moore or Bruce Willis filming a movie near there about that time?
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Yeah, In Country
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I did not know that. He died in Los Angeles, right?
Yeah, courtesy of a Vegas physician.
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Mine is Courtney Love

Also, didn't know Rainn Wilson has a place in Sisters, Oregon.
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Re: People map of the US where city names are replaced by most wikipedia’ed resident

Howard Hawks and a few miles away is Willem Dafoe. No surprises there I reckon.
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Mine is not surprisingly, Vince McMahon.
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Checked my hometown. It’s Greg Germann. He’s the dude who was on Ally McBeal. Went to my high school.

Peyton Manning isn’t really a surprise for Denver.

Though a couple of hotties, Amy Adams and Melissa Benoist are also from Colorado towns that I’ve lived in at one time or another.
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At some level of magnification, Nebraska has:

L. Ron Hubbard
Buffalo Bill
Henry Fonda
Warren Buffett
Johnny Carson
Lucas Cruikshank

One of these things is not like the others.
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Yeah, In Country
Never heard of it. Must have totally flown under my radar. (I was only 14 at the time)
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Cardi B for the Bronx.
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No map for Canada, and I'm pretty sure that no one that famous came from our little town, but James Cameron grew up in a town 20 minutes away (met him once when he came home to visit), so I'm guessing he would be it.
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Interesting. I discovered a playwright I've never heard of (no surprise there) is from my hometown. He's only a few years younger than me, too.

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