U.S. Towns That Are Self-Proclaimed "Capitals of the World"
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Being the world capital of a specific food, product, holiday, or even a mythical creature doesn’t require any official certification. Usually, a city or town will claim the bragging rights because of something special and specific to their community, such as the many reported Bigfoot sightings in Willow Creek, California, or the surplus of spinach in Alma, Arkansas. Whether the self-proclaimed status originated from a historical industry, a geographical quirk, or a local urban legend, here are 17 U.S. cities and towns that claim to be capitals of strange things.