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“One down, one to go,” says Joe Taylor, curator of the Mount Blanco Fossil Museum in Crosbyton, Texas. He’s referring to the stuffed Chupacabra that’s now on exhibit in his museum. It was found in July 2009 in a small town outside of Houston, poisoned in a chicken house. Chupacabra U.S.A. differs markedly from the [...]
Some towns call attention to themselves with statues of cartoon cats. Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, is celebrating its heritage by unveiling a bronze statue of a doomed man about to be hanged.
Astoria, Oregon is not only “the former canning capital of the world” but also has a claim to fame as a movie location for many scenes in the 80′s kid adventure film The Goonies. Now Astoria is looking to cement its place in pop culture history by hosting a 4-day festival commemorating the 25th anniversary of this tale of treacherous, trap-infested treasure hunting.
A life-size Loch Ness Monster that briefly appeared last year in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is now poised to become a full-time resident. The 100-foot-long, 20-foot-tall, five-humped water monster floated in the Grand River in the fall of 2009, part of a Grand Rapids public art contest. It was built of styrofoam and wood, and designed [...]
Pilgrim’s Pride is moving. Pilgrim’s Head is not. That’s the news from Texas, where Pilgrim’s Pride (the chicken company) is packing its corporate headquarters and moving it to Colorado.
Interspace, an attraction that will break ground later this year, will have the largest indoor simulated Mars environment anywhere on the planet.« Previous Entries
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