15. It’s really dark at night, on purpose
Maricopa County’s Dark Sky Ordinances prohibit visible bulbs or lighting that shines upward. A dark sky is a starry sky! And that’s good for all the peeps out there spending their Saturday night romancing a telescope.
16. Our pronunciation needs work
For a city so close to the border, our Spanish accent sucks: the city of Casa Grande is pronounced “Casa Grand,” not GRAHN-day like you learned in Spanish 101. Oh, and that shady getaway up North is PRESS-cut, not the more WASP-y pronunciation of Prescott.
17. We have suicide lanes, and they’re terrifying
You should really pay attention to the traffic signs on arteries like 7th St and 7th Ave during rush hour: in the morning, the center lanes run South; in the afternoon, they run North; and they’re a damn free-for-all the rest of the day. Assuming head-on collisions aren’t a hobby, stay in your lane.
18. We don’t really have the most plastic surgery in the country
Jeez, guys, we’re not that superficial. We have the fourth-most plastic surgery in the country (behind Miami, San Francisco, and Beverly Hills).