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The problem with robot animatronic dummies has always been the -atronic part. Cams whir, connecting rods clank, and you’re always waiting for a belt to seize and flames to explode out of Abraham Lincoln’s head. Now a company in New Jersey has advanced the mad science of the pseudohuman host with what it calls the […]
The list of rub-a-dub body parts for tourists just got a little shorter. According to an article in the Warrenton Journal, a Missouri man named Matthew Burgoyne has been arrested for ripping the plaque off of the burial monument of Daniel Boone in Defiance, MO, cutting it into pieces, and selling it to local scrap […]
Ever since the “Lindbergh of Mexico” went down in Tabernacle, NJ in 1928, Mount Holly American Legion Post 11 has conducted an annual ceremony to honor and remember him.
We tracked reports of the Independence Day incineration of the Grants Pass Caveman back in 2004, and followed up on his eventual, better-than-ever resurrection. But an article in the Rouge River Press sets out new details about John Stripling, the man who saved the statue, which grabbed our attention like a Neanderthal grabbing at a […]
It’s not often that we have a chance to buy pieces of a beloved roadside attraction. It’s rarer still that we have the opportunity to buy not only the attraction itself, but the entire town that surrounded it. That’s the case, however, with the Million Dollar Museum and its accompanying family-owned mini-town, White’s City, New […]
The Western world isn’t ready for another Adolf Hitler — even one immobilized in wax. July 5th, on the first day at a new Madame Tussauds museum in Berlin, Germany, a man savagely decapitated a controversial wax figure of Hitler. The man was arrested, and the statue and head were carted off from public view. […]« Previous Entries Next Entries »