21 Things Buzzfeed Says Philadelphians Are Afraid Of


Let me share this here, before you all inevitably do so on your Facebook walls. BuzzFeed has created a list of the “21 Things You’re Only Afraid of If You Live in Philly.” Winners include “The People of SEPTA,” bike-killing trolley tracks, and of course, North Philadelphia. Sure, I too am afraid of bike-killing trolley tracks. But before you go blasting this list around along with the words “soooo true” take a minute to realize that you too could have devised this exact list. Because the only qualification you need to write such a list is to have at one time or another lived in the City of Philadelphia.

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By the way, if you’re wondering why some of these items aren’t things that are scary at all, or even really make sense (“That you’ll get caught up in the wrong crowd”) keep in mind that “21” is one of Buzzfeed’s most popular numbers to use when compiling such lists. So they had to get there one way or another.

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  • GlassJawn

    Half the things on that list were ridiculous. First off to give a shout out to the People of SEPTA page is just promoting an exploitative site. The alcohol on Sunday is also a bit weird because Philadelphia is the only place in all of Pennsylvania where liquor stores are even open on Sunday. The reference to the Travel + Leisure article that the residents where the ugliest is also amusing because the city only ranked that spot one year. Plus it only includes the 25 best cities in America. Hence why places like Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Detroit didn’t make the list. Finally the over use of its Always Sunny…killed any credibility this list could have had.

  • wildmother

    City Council and Police and Communities Groups of the “perfect NW” will target you when you catch them in their corruption.

  • THX55

    Take it easy, guys…it’s just all in good fun. As an ex-Philly resident, this list just brought back a lot of fond memories and laughter.