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Mind Your Mini-Golf

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

The New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York, recently launched a new astro-attraction: Rocket Park Mini Golf, a valiant educational effort that attempts to teach kids about physics through the joy of amateur putting (And we don’t mean discovering how time seems to stretch out into infinity when stuck behind slowpokes trying to […]

Turn Off, Tune In, Drop By

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Luckenbach, Texas was never a bustling metropolis. In 1904, its population peaked at a far-from-astounding 492. And by the 1960’s, Luckenbach was three citizens short of being a complete ghost town. Then, in 1970, a group of friends (Hondo Crouch, Guich Koock, and the normal-named Kathy Morgan) bought the entire kit and kaboodle for $30,000 […]

Roadside News: June 12, 2009

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Lady of Steel – IL | Obelisk Whisked – MS | UFO Clone Cult May Land in Vegas – NV | Carved For Your Examination – AZ

Cost in Space

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Plain old earthbound tourism has seen plenty of price-cutting and bargain hunting in recent tight-fisted times. But when it comes to Space Tourism, the price is skyrocketing! Russian Space agency Roscomos announced that it is nearly doubling the cost of a trip to the International Space station. If you want a seat on the Soyuz […]

The Inevitable Return Of Nothing

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

The zero-population town of Nothing, Arizona, which had been sold and abandoned in 2005, has a new owner.

Budget Woes For Less Than Literal Art

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

You can blame the economy, but even in a good year communities can be spending-averse when it comes to abstract sculptures for public spaces. Giant Teeth, Bedrock City, AZ Take Neptune Beach, Florida, for example. Its city council just voted down a $250,000 proposal for “Pathfinder,” a 26-foot-high series of metal rings that would swivel […]

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