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    Walker Evans
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    The Columbus Foundation is seeking input on Columbus’ #1s for 2010.

    Awards, rankings, and votes that have placed Columbus at the top of National lists – not limited to nonprofit organizations, but including businesses, events, or places.

    We have much to be proud of in Columbus, and would hate to overlook any awards as we ‘Celebrate Our Community’. Thank you for helping us to remember and celebrate such #1 awards.

    Please post them below if you know of any. Thanks!

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    Like….. Middle West Spirits is Columbus’s first micro-distillery & they won a gold medal for their Oyo vodka in the International Review of Spirits competition?

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    Columbus is home to America’s largest tractor-pull association – the National Tractor Pullers Association.

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    Food Network voted Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream #1… ;o)

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    Bedbugs
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    Wife swapping

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    Isn’t German Village the nations largest privatly funded historical district?

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    man, maybe this should go in pet peeves thread, but the obsession people around here seemingly have with where Columbus falls on someone-er-rather’s Top 20 list is irksome. Who gives a shit if some chump blog in Madison listed us as the #7 most social-media savvy city or some shit? gah. barf. rant over.

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    wife swapping? really? nationally?

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    Nitsud Regnifloh wrote >>
    wife swapping? really? nationally?

    Yeah, there was an article in the paper in June of 2008. We picked up the paper when we were first moving here. Westerville was the wife swapping capital of the nation.

    Or maybe it was ‘swinging’ capital. I forget and I’m not about to start googling that at work.

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    groundrules wrote >>
    man, maybe this should go in pet peeves thread, but the obsession people around here seemingly have with where Columbus falls on someone-er-rather’s Top 20 list is irksome. Who gives a shit if some chump blog in Madison listed us as the #7 most social-media savvy city or some shit? gah. barf. rant over.

    I don’t know if I’d call it an “obsession”, but it’s always nice to be recognized for doing something well, right?

    I do try to take most of these lists with a grain of salt though (especially Forbes), as their criteria for creating the lists is usually pretty non-scientific and they’re really just done as a way to draw attention and eyeballs to their publications.

    That being said, I’m pretty proud that our Library, Zoo, Science Center and University get consistently ranked as the best in the nation. Aren’t you? Or would that mean we’re both obsessed?

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    Number 1 sized city without passenger rail.

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    Core_Models wrote >>
    Number 1 sized city without passenger rail.

    Number 1 city with wahhhambulences.

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    World Capital of Somali Filmmaking.

    Walker wrote >>
    I’m pretty proud that our Library, Zoo, Science Center and University get consistently ranked as the best in the nation.

    I guess you already know about those! :)

    I compiled a list like this a while back, but it’s several years old now. We were Forbes Magazines’ #1 Up and Coming Technology City in 2008.

    We’re also the #1 Philosophy Meetup city, as in having been the first.

    And of course, Indie Arts Capital etc., etc.

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    Tenzo wrote >>

    Nitsud Regnifloh wrote >>
    wife swapping? really? nationally?

    Yeah, there was an article in the paper in June of 2008. We picked up the paper when we were first moving here. Westerville was the wife swapping capital of the nation.
    Or maybe it was ‘swinging’ capital. I forget and I’m not about to start googling that at work.

    “But, but, but… it’s research!”

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    Walker wrote >>

    That being said, I’m pretty proud that our Library, Zoo, Science Center and University get consistently ranked as the best in the nation. Aren’t you? Or would that mean we’re both obsessed?

    I’m proud of our zoo and library in their own right. I get no pride out of knowing that they made a list somewhere. The value of those rankings i guess is both dependent on the variable being ranked (tech city? so what. gets us nothing) and more importantly my level of respect for the ranker.

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