The Upstate New York village of East Aurora is well on its way to becoming an epicenter of eccentric signage. The small burg of 6,700 residents already hosts a number of over-sized sculptures that do double duty as smile-inducing landmarks and advertisements for local businesses.
Wars, without exception, are awful — but World War II honestly earned its world-class misery ranking as it tore its way through populations around the globe. Its death toll for military and civilians makes most post-World War II conflicts seem like inconvenient skirmishes (except, of course, to anyone in those conflicts).
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