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30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You’ll Hope You Don’t Live In One Of Them

If you’ve ever brought a date home to meet the family, you are probably no stranger to the idea of embarrassment. How many people do you know that can claim to be the one person that did something so astronomically stupid, that an entire city is world-renowned for that solitary act? I live in a small, po-dunk town and I could name off about a dozen people who probably should have made this list, but none of them ever have. Take a few moments to read through these cities crowning embarrassments, and then let us know about your friends that have done something equally stupid.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

1. New Orleans, Louisiana: That or it’s to keep the amateur pole dancers from attempting to perfect their art during Mardi Gras. But I don’t know, some people might think a greased pole sounds like a good thing.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

2. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: You’d think they would have come up with something better than that like “St. Eagles” or “Steel Eagles.” Steel Eagles would definitely work better with the war effort.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

3. Chicago, Illinois: Best place in the states to be a police officer? You decide!

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

4. Las Vegas, Nevada: Tax evasion at its finest. If I tried to do the same thing, I’d be locked up for 5 to 15.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

5. Kansas City, Missouri: You know you’re looking for some weird stuff when your Google history has Department of Homeland Security and Panty Raid in the same sentence.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

6. Jacksonville, Florida: 60 days? Most people living with their significant other would welcome the break. Just saying.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

7. Charlotte, North Carolina: That’s my kind of race… Minus the running part.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

8. Houston, Texas: I wouldn’t have wanted to be the security officer conducting that search. Needless to say, I’m sure someone got fired.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

9. Boston, Massachusetts: Well, that’s just a crappy break.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

10. Portland, Oregon: Water that’s been peed in or water that houses dead animals; I don’t want to drink either one.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

11. Baltimore, Maryland: After 20 years, I think it’s pretty much a habit. Do they have an AA type meeting for habitual lawn poopers?

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

12. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Was the basis of the arrest the mayo, or the fact that he was in the fountain?

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

13. Washington, D.C.: Now that’s a bit of historical irony.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

14. Tucson, Arizona: Excuse me officer, this is a life or death situation.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

15. Arlington, Virginia: And I thought it would have been a factory making jello pudding pops.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

16. Columbus, Ohio: Give me vanity or give me incarceration.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

17. Mesa, Arizona: Hey, Chief! Get the hell out of my barn.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

18. San Jose, California: Giant dog poop. Stay classy, San Jose.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

19. Denver, Colorado: Oh, those sneaky little stoners.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

20. Atlanta, Georgia: I wonder if that church is full of all the single ladies?

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

21. Seattle, Washington: Sounds like the same financing plan as they have on automobiles now a days!

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

22. New York City, New York: Segregation in the Big Apple? Who’d have thunk it?

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

23. Detroit, Michigan: This information would be helpful to tease my Detroit Lion’s fan friends, if I had any friends that were Lion’s fans.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

24. Tulsa, Oklahoma: Oh, the things that people do when they’re on drugs. I don’t know how I’m still surprised at their stupidity.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

25. Albuquerque, New Mexico: I see nothing wrong with this. Doughnuts are delicious.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

26. Denver, Colorado: Well, if the gangs would just quit using numbers. The thoughtless twits!

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

27. Fresno, California: Aw, crap. I guess attempting to drink God’s tears must be, in some way, blasphemous.

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

28. Memphis, Tennessee: This is just terrible..

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

29. San Francisco, California: I think their slogan is something like, “Come give us a helping hand, for charity.”

30 Facts About U.S. Cities That Are So Embarrassing, You'll Hope You Don't Live In One Of Them

30. Los Angeles, California: Yeah. The Milky Way has been there for a long time. We won’t be citing it for trespass today.

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These facts have got me shaking my head while I laugh and ponder these people’s actions. How bad do you have to screw up before you’re considered the embarrassment of an entire city? What do you have to do to motivate government officials to actually create new laws? Well, now we have the answers. Share your experiences with us in the comments section. I mean, um, tell us some of the crazy things ‘your friends’ have done.

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