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Gotta See ‘Em All: Pursuing America’s Giants

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Joel Baker’s life changed in Dade City, Florida, on January 31, 2012. That was the day he visited his first Muffler Man.

Lanny Dean and His Merry Band of Tornado-Chasers

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Lanny Dean had a hoarse throat when we spoke. Maybe from screaming “Agggh! Tornado!!!” He said no, it was just from speaking to so many customers. Tornado season is his busy time.

Hydrogen Bomb vs. Twine Ball: Which is Scarier?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Museums, by tradition and by design, are places to safely view civilization’s deadly achievements and excesses.

Hollywood Wax Museum: No Waxy Buildup Allowed

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Like Florence, Italy, in the Renaissance, or Los Alamos at the dawn of the Atomic Age, the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is an incubator for radical ideas.

‘Tis The Season For Dark Art

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

It may be simplistic to describe two new, all-black, public outdoor artworks as creepy — but they are, and they’ve arrived just in time for Halloween. They are Non-Sign II and Geometric Death Frequency-141.

Twistee Tales – Ice Cream Cone Buildings

Friday, July 30th, 2010

If you’ve ever dreamed of making a smooth move in the real estate game, now may be the time to snatch up your very own soft serve structure. Two former Twistee Treat ice-cream-cone-shaped stands are currently up for sale. With interest rates low and interest in ice cream high, this could be an opportune time to acquire a highly desirable dairy destination.

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