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Civil War Days, California-Style

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Last month, while wandering the backroads, we spotted a cheery banner advertising a 2-day event: “Civil War Days.” Bit of a shock, because we were on the northern California coast. Was there a famous battle here?

Toby Fraley’s Secret Life of Robots: Silicon Homebodies

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

If the word “robots” calls to mind a clanking metal horde bent on enslaving the human race, then Toby Fraley’s “The Secret Life of Robots” may cool your paranoia.

Evolution of the Cow Chip Toss: Wisconsin

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The twin villages of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, proud as they are of their annual Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival, admit they were not the first to celebrate the bovine natural resource.

Room With Askew: NYC Gravity Shack

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Mystery Spots are not generally an urban phenomenon. Nor are they a common meeting place for the culturally highbrow.

Mammoth Cave Wax Museum Auction – May 19

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Our favorite wax museums always seem to live on borrowed time. The characters and scenes haven’t changed for decades, awkwardly frozen in a bygone era.

2011 Mark Cline Prank: Dead Giant

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Mark Cline, creator of Foamhenge, views April Fool’s Day as his personal holiday, one that must be celebrated each year with an elaborate prank.

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