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Nut Lady Sprouts Anew

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Retrospective on the late Elizabeth Tashjian, curator of the world’s only Nut Museum, including her nut paintings, drawings, and sculptures.

Rocky Taconite Bobbles On

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Rocky Taconite, the bulbous metalloid ambassador of Silver Bay, Minnesota, was unveiled as a 12-foot-tall statue in 1964.

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.

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