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Tucson ranks high on 'crazy cities' list

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At one point or another everyone in Tucson has muttered, yelled or even just thought this city is crazy.

Now there's proof. Well, sort of.

Online news collaboration site The Daily Beast has ranked Tucson as the No. 8 on its list of America's 57 craziest cities.

The list uses four criteria - number of psychiatrists per capita, a city's stress level, its eccentricity and its issues with drinking - to determine the ranking.

Tucson is considered the fourth-worst when it comes to drinking, which can't in any way attributed to the tens of thousands of law-abiding students at the University of Arizona.

We're the 17th-most stressful city on the list, and our head-shrinker rate is 21st.

One thing Tucson isn't according to the list: very eccentric. The Old Pueblo is only 35th in that category.

Ranking ahead of Tucson on the overall list (from first to seventh) is Cincinnati, San Francisco, Providence, Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and New York City.


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