Arguably New York City's nicest borough, it boasts the the city's second largest population and only it's forth highest crime-rate. It also has the largest number of owner-occupied homes and two-parent familes out of the five boroughs of New York City. It creates equal oppertunities for minorities and immigrants as well. Which is evident considering that more than half of the blacks in Queens own their own homes. As a result Queens houses a good amount of the city's black middle class. It's also the city's most diverse borough, with almost half of it's residents being immigrants.
I learned some of these facts in an article named "Taxing NYC's Soul" by Steven Malanga.
The most beautiful and elite self-contained community of San Diego, home to such prestigious establishments as Scripps Institution of Oceanography, The Salk Institute, La Jolla Playhouse, and, of course, The Cookie Lady. The average La Jollan is wealthy and, in most cases, tan. Though La Jolla is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States, it is a surf town at heart.
Some believe La Jolla to be snobbish, but the community members are simply very dedicated to their community and its improvement. They love their home, and for very good reason.
Windansea and Black's are the best beaches, La Jolla Farms is the most expensive residential area, and the view from the top of Mount Soledad is to die for. La Jolla was voted "The Best Place To Live In America" in 2002.
A villain of the Batman universe, first appearing in Batman #1 (1940). He is considored to be the Caped Crusader's arch nemesis. His title is the "Clown Prince of Crime".
The Joker's real name is unknown, though according to the first movie starring Nicholson, it might of been Jack Napier. The catalyst of his insanity has different tellings:
Originally a failed comedian, coerced into crime after the deaths of his wife and unborn child. Disguised as the "Red Hood", he failed to steal from Monarch Playing Cards. Running from Batman, he fell into a waste pool by the Ace Chemical Processing.
Surving the accident, it coloured his hair green, bleached his skin white and deformed his mouth into a red smile. Using eccentric weapons like acid spilling flowers and static joy-buzzers, he sadistically amuses his victims before he murders them. Other schemes include bribery and terroism.
The sidekick and former pyschiatrist of The Joker is Harley Quin (a.k.a Harleen Quinzel). She accompanies and supports her love interest in his crimes in Gotham City.
The Show-Me State. The northern half of the state tends to be flat and fits in culturally with the Midwest. Northern Missourians say "Miz-zur-ree". The southern half of the state is defined by the Ozark Mountains and tends to identify with the South, rather than the Midwest. Southern Missourians say "Mizz-zur-rah" keeping in tradition with the original French pronunciation of the Indian word that was used as the basis for the state's name. Southern Missourians in the Ozarks tend to speak iwith an accent similiar to Tennessee.
Home to President Harry S. Truman, Walt Disney, and famed Generals John "Black Jack" Pershing and Omar Bradley.
Abe: "I can run faster than that black bear coming towards us."