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Miami Is the World Capital of What?

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Lots of cities claim to be the world capital of something or other. Las Vegas is the world capital of gambling. Nashville, the world capital of country music. New York can be called the world capital of finance, media, and culture.

But what about Miami? Well, the most common answer is "world capital of Latin America." Fair and true enough, but that's not all we've been called "the world capital of." We trolled Google for some more answers by entering that starting phrase and seeing what others have declared us, and, well, most of the other choices aren't quite so flattering.

Photo by Achim Schleuning via Wikimedia Commons
Rum
"The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, an event that will make this city the world capital of rum with more than 200 brands that are recognized and a program that includes tastings and seminars." - KCBA

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Photo by George Martinez
Electronic Dance Music
"Miami as it becomes the world capitol [sic] for electronic dance music." - MixJunkies.com

via YouTube
Nouveau-ness
"When planning their family vacation this couple might rank, of all places, Miami at the top of their list, failing to recognize the town was considered possibly the world capital of nouveau-ness." - Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture, Lawrence R. Samuel

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Violent Crime
"Almost in spite of its reputation as a world capital of violent crime, drug trading, and ethnic conflict, southern Florida remains a major tourist destination for North and South Americans as well as increasing numbers of Europeans and Asians" - the LA Times

via YouTube
Douchebags
"Superficial, materialistic, self-serving, rude, uncaring douchebags plus fun that revolves around drugs, alcohol, and sex = Douchebag Capital of the World" - CityData.com Message Board

photo by Liné1 via Wikimedia Commons
Artisan Cheese
"Miami will be the world capital of Artisan Cheese in March 2011." - Bloomberg


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168 comments
Charles Jones
Charles Jones

Immigrants that have lived here for decades that still cannot speak English

Charles Jones
Charles Jones

A. Fraud committed by immigrants Drugs peddled by Immigrants

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

I answered this already!, Miami is the CAPITAL OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN. Now, go on kids, have fun.

Ellen Andrews-Eydt
Ellen Andrews-Eydt

Hey! Youre talking about my home town! Move away and you'll miss the choice in ethnic restaurants, theatre, music and art opportunities, and ok the wild politics and headlines....we miss "Only in Miami" :)

Nelsonian Oliva II
Nelsonian Oliva II

Cocaine, Pitbull appreciation, shit drivers, and most croquetas per capita.

Zeljko Malinic
Zeljko Malinic

cocaine,prostituition.....big black bouncers...they wont let you in the club........(not me)..but evryone else(I used to live in Miami)...corrupetd police........

Bruno Linares
Bruno Linares

After reading all this posts Miami is the Capital of the World \U0001f30d. Thank to U all\U0001f44f

John Howe
John Howe

Miami is the capitol of identity theft!

Anibal Buch
Anibal Buch

Capital of no relevance and bad taste

John Benton Owen III
John Benton Owen III

they don't apply when they have a star on the flag, not a minute before.

Josh Colletta
Josh Colletta

Well, Cuba and Haiti both present reasons for immigration that have long been cause to welcome them. And Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, so they don't apply.

John Benton Owen III
John Benton Owen III

Cubans, Haitians, Columbians, Puertoricans (I'll admit that these are only pausing for some rest on their way to New York City), etc. Yes, I know those are islands. No, I don't count that as a difference.

Josh Colletta
Josh Colletta

No, the illegal South Americans come up through Mexico.

Josh Colletta
Josh Colletta

Miami is the Party Capital of the World. That's a fact.

Jason Steve Velasquez
Jason Steve Velasquez

What is the need for you to say negative things about Miami. Just because we do what we want and don't need anybody's approval?? You're just jealous Chris Schaaff. You smoke your dabs and you don't see us hating on you. You should learn something from your smoking sessions about negative vibes and your paranoid state of mind. You go eat dicks

Christine Shelton Baker
Christine Shelton Baker

It's the most wonderful melting pot of people in the most amazing climate. I don't think there's any one thing to pull from. It's eclectic.

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

Eat a fucking bag of dicks Jason Steve Velasquez

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Money laundering?! Posers?!?! Aspiring celebrities?!?!

Kaitlin Poerschke
Kaitlin Poerschke

*rolls eyes* wow, at least we're not "boring" and yes, I've seen some hot girls in Miami.

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