January 19, 2016

16 Things That Happen Only in St. Louis

Sure, we have the nation's best toasted ravioli and world-famous gooey butter cake -- but that's not all you can get #onlyinstlouis. This applies to many a sight, including MetroLink superheroes, nude cyclists (OK, fine, other cities have them -- but it's still out of the ordinary) and very, um, interesting clowns. Some may be funny, some slightly creepy and some just flat-out weird -- but nevertheless, you have to love the things that can only be found in the city we call home.

Sure, we have the nation's best toasted ravioli and world-famous gooey butter cake -- but that's not all you can get #onlyinstlouis. This applies to many a sight, including MetroLink superheroes, nude cyclists (OK, fine, other cities have them -- but it's still out of the ordinary) and very, um, interesting clowns. Some may be funny, some slightly creepy and some just flat-out weird -- but nevertheless, you have to love the things that can only be found in the city we call home.

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Sometimes a dinosaur happens to walk by.
Photo courtesy of Gina Dollinger.
Sometimes a dinosaur happens to walk by.
Photo courtesy of Gina Dollinger.
We have multi-functional restrooms. Gotta be prepared at all times for those twisters.
Photo courtesy of Instagram / nedwardson
We have multi-functional restrooms. Gotta be prepared at all times for those twisters.
Photo courtesy of Instagram / nedwardson
What, they don't weld naked in Kansas City?
Photo courtesy of Instagram / __mrschainsaw__
What, they don't weld naked in Kansas City?
Photo courtesy of Instagram / __mrschainsaw__
Self explanatory. Photo courtesy of Instagram / cat_caught_a_mouse
Self explanatory.
Photo courtesy of Instagram / cat_caught_a_mouse
A clown directing traffic at Page and Kingshighway. Seems legit. Photo courtesy of Instagram / 
industrialmama
A clown directing traffic at Page and Kingshighway. Seems legit.
Photo courtesy of Instagram / industrialmama
Where else can you get free entertainment on a train? Case in point: this guy breaking out his squats on the Metro. He has the right idea: it's cheaper than a gym membership. 
Photo courtesy of Instagram / big__judy
Where else can you get free entertainment on a train? Case in point: this guy breaking out his squats on the Metro. He has the right idea: it's cheaper than a gym membership.
Photo courtesy of Instagram / big__judy
Or you can see guys like this, decked out in a cape and tights. No wonder his fellow rider was so disturbed.
Photo courtesy of Instagram / preach01
Or you can see guys like this, decked out in a cape and tights. No wonder his fellow rider was so disturbed.
Photo courtesy of Instagram / preach01
St. Louis has naked people on bikes...
Photo by Holly Ravazzolo.
St. Louis has naked people on bikes...
Photo by Holly Ravazzolo.
...and partially naked people on really tall bikes. Casual.
Photo courtesy of Instagram / ally_sunshine_
...and partially naked people on really tall bikes. Casual.
Photo courtesy of Instagram / ally_sunshine_
Some parents loved this St. Louis beer staple so much that they named their kid after it. No wonder the guy already has a mugshot. 
Photo courtesy of Instagram / lovemyeblings
Some parents loved this St. Louis beer staple so much that they named their kid after it. No wonder the guy already has a mugshot.
Photo courtesy of Instagram / lovemyeblings