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Prince Edward Island Vanishes From Canada’s Maps

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Prince Edward Island in Canada is known as “the cradle of Confederation.” it’s a pastoral place that has only 0.1 percent of Canada’s land but produces 25 percent of its potatoes.

Latest Thrill: Taking a Dump in New Jersey

Monday, March 6th, 2017

For decades New Jersey was used and abused as a landfill by its urban neighbors, dotted with smelly, heaping, seagull-infested mini-mountains packed with everything from New York City’s garbage to Philadelphia’s dead mobsters.

Party’s Over On Post-Apocalyptic Highway

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Since the early 1990s, a three-quarter mile stretch of Pennsylvania Highway 61 has been closed – blocked with berms of earth at both ends – because the ground beneath it is on fire.

Palace On A Budget: No Bread For Corn

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Tourists who visit South Dakota’s Mitchell Corn Palace in 2017 may notice something familiar: the same outdoor Corn Palace murals that decorated the building in 2016.

Dust Up At The Action Figure Museum

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

How do you clean a collection of over 13,000 toys and action figures? At the Toy and Action Figure Museum, it’s a matter of logistics.

Happy Birthday Twine Ball Man

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

JFK – that’s James Frank Kotera, not John F. Kennedy – turned 70 on Groundhog Day, 2017. JFK is the creator and solitary roller of what may be the World’s Largest Ball of Twine.

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