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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.

East Coast Cicadas: Attractions They Couldn’t See In 1996

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Bug scientists tell us that this is the summer of the 17-Year Cicadas. From North Carolina to Connecticut, an estimated 30 billion of these big, noisy insects will crawl out of the ground — where they’ve been since 1996 — swarm, mate, and die.

Is My Museum Lying To Me?

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

The Chicago Sun-Times has published a muckraking report suggesting that the Lincoln stovepipe hat currently displayed in the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, may not be Abe’s at all.

It Pays To Ask Around (or: Hanging Tough on Hanging Rock)

Monday, October 15th, 2012

In an age of GPS/mobile map convenience and on-demand attractions, travelers are occasionally hasty in advising us that an obscure sight is “Gone!” or “Not there!” It may well be gone, but it also might be behind a bush 50 ft. down the road, or dragged into a basement until the local tornado advisory is over.

Hydrogen Bomb vs. Twine Ball: Which is Scarier?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Museums, by tradition and by design, are places to safely view civilization’s deadly achievements and excesses.

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