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The Incredible Indian Head Transplant

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Big John, a giant Indian outside Pratt’s BBQ Barn in Kingsport, Tennessee, broke his neck in early April 2018.

Traveling Sideshow Settles In Uranus

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

John Strong Jr.’s World’s Largest Oldest Traveling Sideshow becomes the permanent World’s Largest Sideshow Museum in Uranus, Missouri.

Prince Edward Island Vanishes From Canada’s Maps

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Prince Edward Island in Canada is known as “the cradle of Confederation.” it’s a pastoral place that has only 0.1 percent of Canada’s land but produces 25 percent of its potatoes.

Latest Thrill: Taking a Dump in New Jersey

Monday, March 6th, 2017

For decades New Jersey was used and abused as a landfill by its urban neighbors, dotted with smelly, heaping, seagull-infested mini-mountains packed with everything from New York City’s garbage to Philadelphia’s dead mobsters.

Party’s Over On Post-Apocalyptic Highway

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Since the early 1990s, a three-quarter mile stretch of Pennsylvania Highway 61 has been closed – blocked with berms of earth at both ends – because the ground beneath it is on fire.

Palace On A Budget: No Bread For Corn

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Tourists who visit South Dakota’s Mitchell Corn Palace in 2017 may notice something familiar: the same outdoor Corn Palace murals that decorated the building in 2016.

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