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Archive for October, 2008« Previous Entries
The exact location of an attraction on wheels is always problematic. Noble creations such as the world’s largest watermelon slice suffer for their mobility. They are often locked away in a barn or a municipal garage, hidden from the public eye. Thus it is with caution that we pass along news of the new home […]
super-rare corpse flower — one of only 140 in the world, according to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — is about to bloom at the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Scant days before a historic national election, we chat with the still-alive Nick Pahys, Jr.
When people grow to love a certain big rock, they can get a little possessive. And if someone tries to move that rock, look out! Three cases currently making headlines illustrate that point. In Des Moines, Iowa, stands a 16-ton boulder with a plaque honoring the first Iowan to die in World War I. Last […]
Mindful of the upcoming election, we decided it was timely to revisit the National Presidential Wax Museum.
Boy scout memorials often earn no merit badge for normalcy. The national one in Washington, DC, for example, features a scout flanked by scantily clad adults. Now we hear that Grand Rapids, Michigan, is erecting its second statue of President Gerald Ford as a boy scout. Ford continues to be America’s only Eagle Scout President. […]« Previous Entries
- Looking Forward: Walk-Thru Shuttle, Sidewalk Sea Monster
- Dr. Mütter: Surgeon Behind the Specimens
- The Do Nothing Machine
- Florida Forbids: Anthropomorphic Alligators
- Derek Costello: Hard-Working Master of Wax
- Toby Fraley’s Secret Life of Robots: Silicon Homebodies