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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.

Dust Up At The Action Figure Museum

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

How do you clean a collection of over 13,000 toys and action figures? At the Toy and Action Figure Museum, it’s a matter of logistics.

Happy Birthday Twine Ball Man

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

JFK – that’s James Frank Kotera, not John F. Kennedy – turned 70 on Groundhog Day, 2017. JFK is the creator and solitary roller of what may be the World’s Largest Ball of Twine.

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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