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It Really Is All About The Benjamins

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

The problem with robot animatronic dummies has always been the -atronic part. Cams whir, connecting rods clank, and you’re always waiting for a belt to seize and flames to explode out of Abraham Lincoln’s head. Now a company in New Jersey has advanced the mad science of the pseudohuman host with what it calls the […]

One Less Nose To Rub: Daniel Boone’s Luck Runs Out

Monday, July 14th, 2008

The list of rub-a-dub body parts for tourists just got a little shorter. According to an article in the Warrenton Journal, a Missouri man named Matthew Burgoyne has been arrested for ripping the plaque off of the burial monument of Daniel Boone in Defiance, MO, cutting it into pieces, and selling it to local scrap […]

Carranza’s 80th – Flight from Obscurity?

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Ever since the “Lindbergh of Mexico” went down in Tabernacle, NJ in 1928, Mount Holly American Legion Post 11 has conducted an annual ceremony to honor and remember him.

Caveman Statue Triggered Miracle In Oregon

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

We tracked reports of the Independence Day incineration of the Grants Pass Caveman back in 2004, and followed up on his eventual, better-than-ever resurrection. But an article in the Rouge River Press sets out new details about John Stripling, the man who saved the statue, which grabbed our attention like a Neanderthal grabbing at a […]

Summer Sale! Buy Your Own Museum!

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

It’s not often that we have a chance to buy pieces of a beloved roadside attraction. It’s rarer still that we have the opportunity to buy not only the attraction itself, but the entire town that surrounded it. That’s the case, however, with the Million Dollar Museum and its accompanying family-owned mini-town, White’s City, New […]

Wax Hitlers Wreak International Havoc

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

The Western world isn’t ready for another Adolf Hitler — even one immobilized in wax. July 5th, on the first day at a new Madame Tussauds museum in Berlin, Germany, a man savagely decapitated a controversial wax figure of Hitler. The man was arrested, and the statue and head were carted off from public view. […]

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