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Dr. Mütter: Surgeon Behind the Specimens

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum started as the ultimate cabinet of curiosities, and for all the right reasons. Review of a biography of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, pioneering surgeon and doctor of the monsters.

Welcome Back Velveteria, The Museum Of Velvet Art

Friday, December 13th, 2013

After four years wandering in the wilderness, Velveteria has reached the Promised Land: downtown Los Angeles, California.

Evolution of the Cow Chip Toss: Wisconsin

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The twin villages of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, proud as they are of their annual Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival, admit they were not the first to celebrate the bovine natural resource.

Legend of Hermann the German: Footnote in History?

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

New Ulm, Minnesota, has for years been enticing tourists with its Germanic attractions: a glockenspiel, beer pubs, and a really big statue of Hermann the German (Third largest copper statue in the U.S.).

Hats On To Stonewall Jackson, Defender Of Lexington

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

May 10, 2013, was the 150th anniversary of the death of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson (His arm was dead and buried seven days earlier).

Beefcake of Roads: New Home For World’s Largest Muscleman

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Schwarzenegger was once a Mr. World, but even in his prime he was no match for Zuverman.

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