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The Real Mix-up At Arlington: Where’s RFK?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

“Has anybody here, seen my old friend Bobby?” The AP reported that as many as 6,600 graves in the Arlington National Cemetery were misplaced or misidentified.

Twistee Tales – Ice Cream Cone Buildings

Friday, July 30th, 2010

If you’ve ever dreamed of making a smooth move in the real estate game, now may be the time to snatch up your very own soft serve structure. Two former Twistee Treat ice-cream-cone-shaped stands are currently up for sale. With interest rates low and interest in ice cream high, this could be an opportune time to acquire a highly desirable dairy destination.

A Higher Power (Line) Challenges Latest Giant Cross

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

After years of legal battles with its future neighbors, America’s latest giant freeway cross has soared heavenward, along I-10 north of Kerrville, Texas.

San Francisco Ripleys – Quake, Mermaid, Matchstick Spacecraft

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium had its grand-reopening at Fisherman’s Wharf on Monday. Nestled among souvenir shops and tourist restaurants, Ripley’s has been a Bay area sideshow for decades. The attraction’s collection and decor reboot promised to offer heightened interactivity, along with all the wonders today’s discerning freakniks really care about.

Parade Magazine: Handy Links

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Sunday’s Parade magazine selected a list of “American Originals” they discovered on RoadsideAmerica.com — fun roadside landmarks for their readers to visit this summer. Here are the links: 1. Seattle, Wash. World’s Largest Cowboy Hat and Boots 2. Crescent, Ore. Giant Grizzly Bear With Salmon 3. Inglewood, Calif. Giant Donut 4. Blackfoot, Idaho World’s Largest […]

The Road Ahead: Let’s Keep It Smooth

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Trimming expenses in tough times seems smart, like trimming your speed when an oncoming car flashes its headlights. But now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that counties in North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Ohio are deliberately grinding up their paved roads as a way to save money. Embarrassing? The idea of […]

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