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The Cave Doctor

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

Explorers and tourists in the past have abused caves, snapping off stalactites and other formations for souvenirs, leaving only stumps.

Is Taxidermy Dead?

Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Several recent news stories suggest that displays of animal taxidermy are becoming extinct at mainstream establishment museums.

In Pursuit of Prehistoric Photo Ops

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Admit it. If you could travel back in time, just once, it wouldn’t be to kill baby Hitler or buy Apple stock. It would be to ride a dinosaur. Selfie that thunderlizard!

Pandemic Post-Summer: Roadside Attractions Status

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Like a giant, shiny fishing lure on a cable attached to a construction boom, roadside attractions tempt us out from under our rocks, even in times of danger…. Certainly 2020 has been full of unparalleled danger, starting with the Covid-19 pandemic. International travel lockdowns meant no flitting off to Tuscany or Paris or Bali for […]

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.

Binocular Viewers: The Better To See You With

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

They’re called “Scenic Viewers” by some. The man who runs the company that builds the devices calls them “Binocular Viewing Machines.”

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