Truth or Consequences

wackiness

I just discovered that there is a city called “Truth or Consequences” in New Mexico. Really.

How would someone come up with a name like this?!

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  • Anita Rowland Jan 2, 2003

    They changed the name of the town as a publicity stunt for the radio quiz show (it was a tv show later). This came up in the news when a town voted on changing their name to match with some dot com or other.

    http://www.truthorconsequencesnm.net/ralph_edwards.htm

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2003

    it used to be called hot springs new mexico, but when the radio show, truth or consequences asked for a city to change their name, hot springs voted, and succesfully became truth or consequences.  new mexico doesnt get much publicity, i should know im from there, so this was a big deal. On may first of every year, a fiesta is held, this tradition was started by the announcer of the radio show who offered to host it.  and it just continued from there.

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