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Origins of a Cursed Pyramid

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Memphis was the capital of Ancient Egypt, but it didn’t have giant pyramids (Egypt’s famous pyramids were miles away in Giza).

A Uniter, Not A Divider

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

In a time when Americans yearn for someone to bring them together, David Bakara knows who that someone is.

Vacation of a Lifetime

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

For a generation of roadside fans, the movieĀ “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983) defined the horror and wonder of the American road trip.

Florida Forbids: Anthropomorphic Alligators

Monday, April 21st, 2014

We were gator-fighting riled when we first read of one of the new April 2014 “rule tweaks” by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

2014: Giant Pegasus And Revolutionary Robots

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Aside from the 50th anniversary of the New York World’s Fair and the enshrinement of the Flying Paper Boy of the Guadalupes, what do we have to look forward to in 2014?

Some National Museums Beyond National Bickering

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Fear not, nervous roadsiders. No matter what the politicians in Washington do to the federal government, the National Yo-Yo Museum will remain open.

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