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Dr. R. Flanagan Gray worked at the once-secret (now open for tours) Human Centrifuge in Warminster, Pennsylvania. He believed that water cushioning was the key to surviving high-speed travel. At first he used the “Blue Shoe,” a metal bathtub filled with water in which he would sit and ride the centrifuge. It was good, but [...]
When I was a kid, I was a member of the Bigfoot Fan Club,” said Mark Cline, recalling his misspent 1970s youth. “They sent you a record of his grunts.”
For the past seven years, David Farrell has wanted to build a giant Lincoln Penny. It would stand in downtown Springfield, Illinois, the city of many Abe Lincoln attractions. Despite his efforts, “Farrell’s penny,” as some call it, seems no closer to reality than it was in 2003. But that in no way dampens David’s [...]
A Rest Stop of the Future opens along busy I-95, with “an environmentally sensitive and sustainable design.” And waterless urinals.
Metropolis, Illinois, was officially declared “Hometown of Superman” by DC Comics in 1972. But it wasn’t until 1993 that the town finally got a decent, 15-foot-tall Superman statue. Now, 17 years later, Superman has been joined by a slightly less supersized Lois Lane.
The congregation of the Solid Rock megachurch in Monroe, Ohio, will have difficulty explaining it: a lightning bolt from heaven — favorite weapon of a wrathful god — has destroyed the church’s “Touchdown Jesus.” (Though if it is a “sign” of some sort… sorry atheists!) The giant Jesus was built in 2004, appearing to erupt [...]« Previous Entries
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