Home of various Public Contests such as Barnyard Olympics, Bean Bag Game, Beef Chili Cook-off, Family Rodeo for Kids, Bill Riley’s Talent Search, Children’s Tractor Pull, Hog Calling Contest, Hula Hoop, JCAA, Nickel Hunt, Mister Legs, Pie Contest,Sunflower Seed Contest,Rubber Chicken Throwing, Ugly Cake and Jingle Cross.
It was between 17°F and 18°F. There is a big hill. Some people ride up it. Lots of people don’t. Some people try to but can’t. Some people ride it one time but then can’t another. About three quarters of the way up it gets steep enough in one spot that you need to tick-tack.
- Pork – 7
- Veggie – 7
- Korean BBQ – 7
- Sriracha Chicken – 7
- Sampler (Four of Each Kind) – 20
Finest Ribs in Johnson County with Food From Around the Globe—We Proudly Serve French Fries
**Maggie’s Farm Wood Fired Pizza**
“Jingle Cross + pizza = bliss!”
- Water – 1
- Mt. Dew, Coca-Cola – 2
- Hot Cocoa – 2
- Hot Cider – 3
- Monster Cookies – 3
- Pie Slices – 3
- Whipped Cream – 1
- Pie Types: Apple, Cherry, Raspberry, Pecan, Pumpkin
**Coffee Mama – Brewed Unconditionally**
- Brewed coffee
- Iced Coffee
- Latte, served hot or iced
- Mocha, served hot or iced or blended
- Chai, served hot or iced or blended
- Smoothies – Strawberry and Strawberry Banana
- Red Bull – Regular & Sugar Free
(Located outside of “Food Court”)
Iowa City Facts
- Iowa City was the first capital of Iowa.
- Iowa City is a UNESCO City of Literature.
- Iowa City has 3,158 followers on Twitter. Sample Tweet: “As of 7 a.m. leaf crews will continue collecting leaves in route #5. Anticipated to enter into route #6 around mid-day today.”
- Iowa City in 2013 had a population of 71,591.
- Iowa City is the county seat of Johnson County and home to the University of Iowa.
- Iowa City’s unofficial hip-hop anthem is “I’m From Iowa City” by TayBeez Fasheez. Sample YouTube comment about the song: “This is terrible. Not only are you God awful at rapping but you are obviously have the brain power of a retarded sea turtle.”—MrBeefLips
- Iowa City was named the second-best small metropolitan area for doing business by Forbes.
- Iowa City and Stanford, Connecticut are tied for the highest percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher at 44%.
Notable People from Iowa City
- Brian Bell (guitar player, Weezer).
- Andy Haman (bodybuilding champion).
- Corine Mauch (Mayor of Zurich).
- Grand Wood (painter of “American Gothic”).
- Russel Stover (famed candy maker).
Top Five Things to do in Iowa City (According to Trip Advisor Readers)
- Visit University of Iowa AKA “Beautiful Campus.”
- Niles Kinnick Stadium AKA “Fun Place to See a Game.”
- Old Capitol Building AKA “A touch of Iowa.”
- Devonian Fossil Gorge AKA “A must if you like fossils.”
- The Englert Theater AKA “An intimate venue.”
Other Worthwhile Sites to Visit
Highest Rated Pizza in Iowa City (Per Yelp)
- Wig and Pen Pizza Pub, which sports a Union Jack as its logo.
Five Ways to Stay Warm in the Winter:
- Layer up!. Although you might think that big winter jumpers are the way to go, wearing layers of thin clothes will keep you warmer as they trap body heat. Another point to remember: the more skin that’s exposed to cool air, the colder you will feel. “When we get cold we conserve heat by reducing the blood flow to the skin,” says Nigel Taylor, Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong’s School of Health Sciences. Professor Taylor adds, women do feel the cold more than men. “When we say we’re cold, most of the information that determines that comes from the skin. If a woman’s skin is cooler it is perfectly normal for a woman to say: ‘I feel cold’, while a man doesn’t feel as cold.”
- Eat well and drink Mountain Dew! While having a hot tea or coffee may make you feel warmer, it’s more to do with the caffeine. That is because caffeine increases blood flow to the skin. You may feel warmer as a result, but your body is actually losing heat. Alcohol has the same affect. Try sticking to decaffeinated or herbal hot drinks instead. Eating regular meals will also help keep you warm. Healthy hearty foods such as soup and stews are great for warming you up. Try to include carbohydrates in your dishes too. Porridge and soup are great winter-warmers. Get some great healthy winter recipes here.
- Get moving! Working out in the cold may be the last thing you feel like doing this winter but it has the opposite effect too. As well as giving you a rush of endorphins which boosts mood, exercise will get the blood pumping around your body and, vitally, heat up your skin. “When we are hot we increase the blood flow to the skin. That is why people get red when they exercise – because we are trying to release heat – so the blood flow to the skin increases and your skin feels warmer,” Professor Taylor says.
- Stay social! With chilly, longer nights in winter, you might feel like hibernating at home than catching up with friends, but research shows the later might help with the warm and fuzzies – literally. Scientists from the University of Toronto discovered social exclusion makes you feel colder than if you were socialising and spending time with people, which warms you up. Try to keep an active social life this winter to help keep the cold at bay and boost your mood.
- Snuggle up with your teammate (see above)! Save on your electricity bills this winter and get cosy with warm blankets and doonas instead. Maybe even dig out your hot water bottle, although you should never use it in bed when using an electric blanket too. While sleeping, ensure you stay toasty by wearing pyjamas and bed socks to keep your feet from getting cold overnight. And while you’re all rugged up, knowing you are doing your bit for the environment (and wallet) by saving energy can leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling too!!!!