Iowa City Essential Info

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Iowa City is a city of just over 60,000 people in Eastern Iowa. It is primarily known as the home of the University of Iowa.

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  1. Iowa City is one of seven cities designated as a world City of Literature by UNESCO.
  2. Famous University of Iowa alumni include Gallup Poll founder George Gallup, Tennessee Williams, Gene Wilder, Tom Brokaw, Ashton Kutcher, and world-famous physicist James Van Allen.
  3. In Iowa City, kisses may last for no longer than five minutes.
  4. A man with a moustache is not allowed to kiss a woman in public in Iowa City.
  5. Hamburg Inn No. 2 in Iowa City, is a favorite campaign stop for political candidates. It was featured in a 2005 episode of the political drama The West Wing.

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