List of places referred to as the Center of the Universe
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Several cities have been given the nickname "Center (or Centre) of the Universe". In addition, several fictional works have described a depicted location as being at the center of the universe.
Nicknames of places
- Perpignan (France) : Salvador Dali considered its train station as the center of the Universe
- Wolverhampton, UK : Sir Terry Wogan referred to Wolverhampton UK as the centre of the Universe because there, the bathwater goes straight down the plughole
- Hammersmith, UK : local historian Keith Whitehouse claimed it as the centre of the universe due to its history of radical politics and invention
- Kirmington, UK : Home of Guy Martin referred to as ‘Center of T’ Universe’
- Fremont, Seattle A suburb of Seattle is the official Center of the Universe - Sign at the Center of the Universe
- New York City (a nickname)
- Toronto, a term used derisively by residents of the rest of Canada in reference to the city; see also nicknames for Toronto
- Ashland, Virginia (the actual, cosmological center of the Universe, as declared by former Mayor Dick Gillis)
- John B. Lindale House in Magnolia, Delaware displays a sign proclaiming "This is Magnolia, the Center of the Universe around which the Earth revolves"
- Alumni Hall (University of Notre Dame), South Bend, Indiana
- The center of the Great Dome on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- In Albuquerque, New Mexico, a large sculpted-hallway structure with short corridors aligned to north-south, east-west, and up-down, at the main campus of the University of New Mexico is known as "The Center of the Universe"
- A concrete circle at the apex of a rebuilt span of the old Boston Avenue viaduct, between 1st and Archer Streets, in Tulsa, Oklahoma is known as "The Center of the Universe". The spot produces an acoustical anomaly and it is for which the Center of the Universe Festival and Ms. Center of the Universe Pageant are named
- A site near Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada has been referred to as a spiritual "Centre of the Universe"
- Teotihuacan, in modern-day Mexico was considered the center of the universe by many Mesoamerican tribes, including the Aztecs, and was a model city for the later indigenous civilizations. It was called the "birthplace of the gods" and heavily influenced the region despite being abandoned for centuries
- Bon Aqua, Tennessee Hickman county referred to as the center of the universe by country singer Johnny Cash
- Space Flight Operations Facility, the operations control center of the Deep Space Network
- The former interpretive centre of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada was once called the Centre of the Universe.
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Depictions of a "center of the universe" in fiction include:
- Azathoth, "The Blind Idiot God", in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos
- Eternia, the planet that is home to the Masters of the Universe
- Oa, a planet at the center of the DC Comics Universe
- Terminus, in the Doctor Who serial Terminus
- San Dimas, California, in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
- Nibbler's home planet Eternium, in Futurama
- Anyplace other than The Restaurant at the End of the Universe in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
- In the game Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii, Mario travels to the final area, named the Center of the Universe
- In the game Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time for the PS3, The Great Clock was said to be constructed at the exact center of the universe (give or take fifty feet)
- "Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou". China.com. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
- Cf. article La Gare de Perpignan
- "Why is New York City known as "the Big Apple" and "Gotham?"". Dictionary.com, LLC. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Sarah Moore (March 22, 2011). "Explore Manhattan Neighborhoods: The Center of the Universe (aka Times Square)". Her Campus Media. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- "Times Square The Crossroads of the World". TimesSquare.com. October 30, 2009. Archived from the original on August 13, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Rayburn, Alan (2001). Naming Canada: Stories about Canadian Place Names. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 978-0-8020-8293-0.
- "Randolph-Macon College at 'center of the universe'". Retrieved June 11, 2014.
- "Welcome to the Town of Magnolia, Delaware". Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Patrick Henry Winston. "Nightmare at the Center of the Universe". Retrieved July 19, 2011.
- "Centre of the Universe". tourismkamloops.com.
- Edidin, Rachel (14 November 2013). "Inside a NASA meetup, where science fans become space ambassadors". Wired. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- "Centre of the Universe - National Research Council Canada". Archived from the original on 2015-05-08. Retrieved Jan 9, 2014.
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