When Andy Warhold predicted that everyone would get their 15 minutes of fame, he was on the money. Everyone from skateboarding dogs to rapping grandmas to small town welcome signs seem to get a moment in the spotlight, and in many cases the weirder the temporary fame is, the more memorable.
While big cities across the world have expansive reputations that draw visitors from near and far, smaller towns still get their 15 minutes of fame, often in the most random ways.
I live in a small town in Central Scotland between Glasgow and Edinburgh. It's a nice working class town, but it's not very big. There have been a few things that have 'put it on the map' so to speak.
Last year Brad Pitt was in town filming a scene for World War Z. You can see it in the official trailer for about 1 second at 1:06 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwTxRuq-uk (Camper van driving down a road).