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California Anoints Confusion Hill And Moon Junk

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

January 29 was a busy, busy day for the California Historical Resources Commission. First, it designated Confusion Hill in Piercy — a Mystery Spot where the forces of gravity go haywire — as an official California Point of Historical Interest. And then it declared that all of the stuff left on the moon by Apollo […]

Bowling Museum Opens in Texas

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The new International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame has opened in Arlington, Texas, part of the new International Bowling Campus and “a historic event that ushers in a thrilling new era for bowling.”

New Mayberry Addresses For Andy, Chang, And Eng

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Andy Griffith and his Siamese Twin townmates finally have a permanent roof over their heads.

Nitro Girl, Patriotic Nodder

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

It’s a gew-gaw that would look sassy on the dashboard of any Roadside fan: a Nitro Girl bobblehead, patterned after a star-spangled tire-clutching titan siren who stands outside a tire store in Blackwood, New Jersey. Ed Werbany Jr. owns the store, converted its classic Uniroyal Gal (purchased by his dad in 1965) into Nitro Girl, […]

Cypress Gardens To Be Legoland Florida

Monday, January 25th, 2010

The news fell on Florida like a ton of tiny plastic bricks. Cypress Gardens, known for its water ski shows and Southern Belles, will be turned into Legoland Florida in 2011.

God And Jerry Cardone: Art By Argument

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Jerry Cardone led an uneventful life.  Then he died, went through a tunnel of light, and met God — and that’s went the trouble started. Jerry Cardone is the yard artist who’s building the 7 Wonders of God Creatures along a roadside in Maine, only a couple of miles from the Canadian border.  “I started […]

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