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Belated Burials: Expired, Unidentified, and Famous!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Fans of bizarre tourist attractions saw their travel plans disrupted recently when it was announced that Stoneman Willie, a preserved corpse on display since 1895 in Reading, Pennsylvania, had finally been identified and would be buried under his real name. His imminent interment was teased to Reading when his casket appeared in a motorcycle hearse […]

Space Travel By Car

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

America’s 1950s-70s kids clearly had the wrong impression of when they’d be fitted for spacesuits.

Tips for Better Graveyard Enjoyment

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

A gravestone shaped like a parking meter. A winged goddess grieving for a forgotten President. The fake final resting place of Mr. Accordion.

William McKinley: Imperialist In The Crosshairs

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

He was once revered as a martyred President, assassinated in his second term. But modern McKinley fandom is in short supply.

Origins of a Cursed Pyramid

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Memphis was the capital of Ancient Egypt, but it didn’t have giant pyramids (Egypt’s famous pyramids were miles away in Giza).

A Uniter, Not A Divider

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

In a time when Americans yearn for someone to bring them together, David Bakara knows who that someone is.

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