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The Do Nothing Machine

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The most oddball exhibit at the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum, Carlsbad, California, is its Do Nothing Machine, a gear-punk marvel of inventor obsession.

Brawny Men of San Francisco Bay

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

“The problem is that it doesn’t fit in his hands… you’d have to break the thumb off,” laments Bruce Kennedy as we ponder his wondrous and mysterious giant ax.

Tales from Trundle Manor

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Trundle Manor is the self-described “art house/tourist trap” — and home — of artists Mr. Arm and Velda.

Sweating to the Oldies (the World’s Largest Ten Commandments)

Monday, July 8th, 2013

America would be in far better shape if everyone visited the World’s Largest Ten Commandments in North Carolina. Not explicitly from its religious inspiration, but from all the stairs you have to climb.

Two Gallows, One Beatle: Good Times At The Old Jail

Friday, May 24th, 2013

“It was one of the top ten days of my life,” said Bob Rea, president of the Franklin County Historical Preservation Society in Benton, Illinois. He was referring to May 4, 2013, the day that he first laid eyes on the gallows that hanged Charlie Birger.

Curing Gnometropy: Rock City’s Statue Doctor

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

For over 80 years Rock City on Lookout Mountain, Georgia, has been surprising travelers with a mix of engineered/augmented natural beauty — and gnomes. And creepy fairy-tale figures in a one-of-a-kind black light cave.

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