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Hitler Head Trash Can: Spoils for USA

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

The National Infantry Museum has moved into a new, $100 million facility … The splashy highlight of the museum is its “Last 100 Yards” exhibit, where visitors can walk up a slope accompanied by attacking U.S. soldiers from the past 200 years.

Industrial Strength Sights

Friday, June 26th, 2009

A factory closing is a sad affair: breadwinners are left reeling, communities go shrinking, and the sight of an empty architectural behemoth hovering over the landscape reminds us daily of the less lovely side of capitalism.

Animal Magnetism: Roadside Poll Results

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

In a recent online poll, asked site visitors:

“Which taxidermy wonder would you travel farthest to see?”

We couldn’t present America’s full breadth of stuffed dead exhibits, so we chose a tiny sampling of more common oddities, and a few true rarities.

Furniture Fuels Roadside Funtasms

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

We’ve long been impressed with Jordan’s Furniture stores in Massachusetts, which offer mad mixes of water shows and Mardi Gras and thrill rides in places that sell, basically, furniture.

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 […]

Roadside News: June 22, 2009

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Amos Come Home – PA | Giant Head, Pot Head – SD | Air Runs Out for Moon Walker – OH | Middle 1800s American Idol – KY

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