Drag queens take to the streets of our nation's capital in a mad high-heeled race down three city blocks. Find out how this outlandish tradition began.
Americans' imaginations run wild in the nation's oddest celebrations. From cross-dressing drag races in DC to fantasy medieval battles in Virginia, from the coolest biker party in South Dakota to the hottest chili cook-off in Nebraska, no party is too wild or too wacky.
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