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Arm of the Unknown Soldier: A Friendly Wave

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

It’s been years since we last glimpsed the Arm of the Unknown Soldier, a grisly Civil War relic displayed in a box at the long-gone Antietam Battlefield Museum in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

New Home, Old Fans For Assassination Bullet And Human Hairball

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

There’s only one collection in the world that showcases both a human hairball and the bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln — and it’s also an official American National Historic Landmark.

A Knitting Tribute

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Handmade scarves began appearing around the necks of Rapid City, South Dakota’s downtown display of life-size bronze presidential statues. This cowl play was perpetrated by a mother/daughter duo of renegade knitters who elected to strike the “City of Presidents” with a form of cheerful transitory graffiti known as “yarn bombing.”

2010: A Year To Remember

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

With the new year comes the promise of new wonders, yet unborn, that will dazzle our eyeballs into the distracted-driver danger zone. Here’s a brief look at some of the anticipated highlights for 2010 — and remember that every year also brings dozens of unexpected new attractions.

Roadside News: Dec. 11, 2009

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Shoot Out Your Eye for Christmas: – OH | Junior the Barbarian – PA | Junk Towers – Skateboarder Turf? – CA | When Words Fail – MD

Flamingo Flap

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The proud pink flamingo which adorned a steel fire escape above Baltimore’s Cafe Hon has triumphed in its bureaucratic battle with city officials. Back in early October — after the decorative bird had spent about seven years minding its own business — city inspectors made a big stink over the giant pink waterfowl. A governmental […]

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