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When it comes to fun, Chicago ranked No. 3

Loop workers Kerry Powell 30 Chicago (left) MelissLuebbe 32 Chicago take advantage hewave by jogging along lakefront their lunch break

Loop workers Kerry Powell, 30, of Chicago (left) and Melissa Luebbe, 32, of Chicago, take advantage of the heat wave by jogging along the lakefront on their lunch break Tuesday, January 31, 2012. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

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Updated: May 26, 2012 8:15AM

Here’s something to chew on — when it comes to fun, we’re No. 3.

That’s right, Chicago is more fun than San Francisco and Dallas, and a better time than Los Angeles and Boston, according a study of “fun” commissioned by a chewing gum company.

Atlanta, of all places, topped New York City as the country’s fun capital, the Trident-sponsored survey says.

Random folks in big cities were asked how many days a week they had fun and how expensive it is to have fun in their town, among other things. The survey found Chicagoans — 91 percent of Chicago folks surveyed — consider themselves fun people. That’s more than any other city in the top 10.

America’s top 10 fun towns:

1. Atlanta

2. New York

3. Chicago

4. San Francisco

5. Dallas

6. Los Angeles

7. Washington, D.C.

8. Boston

9. Houston

10. Philadelphia

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