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Truth or Consequences -- be prepared for more than the usual puffery from an "official" page), locally called T or C and formerly known as Hot Springs, is a town in New Mexico in the United States of America. It gets its curious name from a 1950s-vintage television show that offered to film an episode in some little town far from Hollywood, if that town would change its name to match the show's. Hot Springs, New Mexico needed an economic boost, agreed to the deal, and has gained notoriety and consequently tourist business as a result.

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  1. Originally named Hot Springs, the city changed its name to "Truth or Consequences", the title of a popular NBC Radio program in the 1950s.
  2. Truth or Consequences is known for its abundance of hot springs.
  3. Truth or Consequences is a prominent location of major parts of the action in the 2015 episode "The Zygon Invasion" of the British TV series Doctor Who where the name of the town plays a role in the plot of the episode. But the scenes were shot in Fuerteventura.
  4. Truth or Consequences is between Elephant Butte Reservoir and Caballo Lake, two artificial lakes built mainly for flood control and water management.

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