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Archive for March, 2011

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2011 Mark Cline Prank: Dead Giant

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Mark Cline, creator of Foamhenge, views April Fool’s Day as his personal holiday, one that must be celebrated each year with an elaborate prank.

R.I.P. Wilbert Behn

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

On March 29, 2011, Wilbert Behn passed away, days shy of his 92nd birthday. He was the self-proclaimed world’s oldest lion tamer and the last living member of RoadsideAmerica.com’s Hall of Immortals.

Love Match: Man-Made Geyser, Heat-Seeking Clam

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The geyser “Old Perpetual” sits atop a geothermal basin in southern Oregon.

50 Years Of The Coin-Op Telescope

Monday, March 28th, 2011

We missed the Golden Anniversary of of the coin-op binocular in 1983, and we’re not sure how many people marked their calendars to celebrate 50 years of the coin-op telescope in 2011. But America’s tourists certainly should.

Monument Shows That America Is More Centered

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Ten years is a long time. But is it long enough to merit a monument? The village of Plato, Missouri, says “Yes!”

Gator Zip Lines: Let The Reptile Snack Rivalry Begin

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

It was only a matter of time before some entrepreneur saw the possibilities in combining an aerial obstacle course with a pit of toothy alligators.

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