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CNN's 5 quirky things about San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego is a veritable repository of the unique, the one-off and the rare.

This Southern California city is home to the world's largest lemon (the 10-foot-long fiberglass behemoth sits in Lemon Grove, a small town in metro San Diego) and also boasts the world's largest collection of memorabilia from the late Dr. Seuss, who was a longtime resident of the city's La Jolla community. And two products that couldn't be more different, the ubiquitous WD-40 lubricant and Dr. Bronner's soaps, both have roots here.

Check out five more quirky things unique to San Diego:

The new "Crossfire" on CNN: Three who are pro-equality vs. one who is Newt

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With Sochi Olympics ahead, a haunting lesson of Nazi Olympics

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Cartoon Network to air "The Bully Effect"

Cartoon Network continues its vital conversation with kids and families about speaking up against bullying with a special presentation of "The Bully Effect" on Sunday, April 28 at 5:30 and 8 pm.

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Anderson Cooper: Being gay is a "blessing" | VIDEO

Madonna presented journalist, author and talk show host Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York last night. In his acceptance remarks, Anderson said being gay is a 'blessing' and thanked his partner, Benjamin.

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VIDEO: Meet LGBT History Month icon Irshad Manji

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Irshad Manji is an award-winning Muslim author, feminist and advocate for Islamic reform. The New York Times described her as “Osama bin Laden’s worst nightmare.”

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VIDEO: Meet LGBT History Month icon Don Lemon

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story here in the Causes section.)

Don Lemon is a primetime national news anchor. He received an Edward R. Murrow award, one of the most prestigious honors for broadcast journalists.

CNN's Carol Costello challenges Bryan "The Nazis were gay" Fischer

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This is how Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) spins it on Twitter:

Carol Costello interrupted me more than Alan Colmes, which I heretofore thought was humanly impossible.

You be the judge:

VIDEO: Transgender woman named city manager in California

GREENFIELD, Calif. – The Greenfield City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to name Susan A. Stanton as city manager.

She will take over on Nov. 12.

Stanton made international news in 2007 for being fired after 14 years as city manager of Largo, Fla., after announcing plans to have a sex change. She was named Steven Stanton at birth.

Producer of inflammatory anti-Islam film arrested, ordered held without bail

Los Angeles -- Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man allegedly behind the inflammatory film "Innocence of Muslims," was ordered held without bail Thursday after being arrested in California and accused of violating his probation.

Handcuffed and chained at the waist, Nakoula appeared in a federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday for a preliminary bail hearing.

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