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Even those of us who are landlocked can enjoy the silica splendor of America’s impressive and oddball inland dunes.
Visitors to Harvey the Giant Half-Human Rabbit (at Harvey Marine in Aloha, Oregon) may notice a small wooden board stretched from leg to leg between his knees.
Crime cannot escape the long arm of the law, so comic strip supercop Dick Tracy should be at home everywhere. However, unless the world has become a wide open sewer of copyright burglars and brand ‘nappers, that’s unlikely. Dick Tracy needs a legit base of operations. And that base has now become Naperville, Illinois, the […]
City council members in the Southern California town of Bellflower are hoping that the “fingers of God” will attract foot traffic to their downtown district this summer. They recently approved the temporary installation of Invitation/Decalogue, a 26-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture by Romanian artist Liviu Mucan, which is intended to represent God’s hands and The Ten […]
In the world of real, living gnomes, gigantism is a fatal defect. You’d get stuck crawling into your tree. You’d be easily spotted and either eaten by some forest carnivore, or captured and probed by some mad scientist or aspiring P.T. Barnum.
The attraction vortices of Branson, Missouri, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, have their cultural critics. But without them — landlocked meccas of God, Elvis, the flag, and toilet seat guitars — America would be without what are now its two largest Titanic museums, housed in lookalike giant replicas of one-half of the doomed luxury ocean liner. […]« Previous Entries