10 Things You Have to Explain to People Who Aren't From Phoenix

Phoenix isn't quite like other American cities — like when you have to slam on the brakes because there's a coyote in the road.

Below, find 10 things about Phoenix you'll have to explain to people who aren't from here:

10.) What a javelina is

It's not actually a pig; it just looks like one.

9.) Taco Bell is not Mexican food


This is the equivalent of Michael Scott getting an authentic New York slice.

8.) Yes, it does get hotter

Whenever it cracks 95 degrees, a newbie will ask, "DOES IT GET HOTTER THAN THIS!?"

Um, yeah, it does.

7.) What a haboob is

A big dust ball. Spoiler alert: People just call them dust storms.


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