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Intelligent Mail Dog Becomes An Intelligent Stamp

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

We’ve long had an affection for Owney the Railway Mail Dog, even though he likely wouldn’t have returned the love.

Pinball on the Rebound

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The recent opening of the new National Pinball Museum in Washington, DC marked the fruition of America’s latest and most elaborate tribute to the classic coin-operated arcade attraction.

DC: Don’t Know What It Is, Take A Picture Anyway

Friday, February 26th, 2010

According to the National Park Service, many visitors to Washington, DC, “simply don’t know what they’re looking at” when they see the monuments on the National Mall. The Park Service wanted to install title signs to help the puzzled tourists (“Lincoln Memorial”) but the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts rejected the idea as unattractive.

Roadside News: April 13, 2009

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Confusion Hill Bypass – CA | Hard Rock Park – SC | Nearsighted Eyeglass Statue – MA | Wax Michelle Obama – DC

Roadside News: April 8, 2009

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Moogseum – Prog Rock Mecca? – NC | It’s a Bloody Replica – DC | Most Magnificent Elvis – TN | Stonehenge-By-The-Sea – MA

Medical Museum Displays Iraq Splatter Slab

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

In the latest of many unique exhibits, the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, DC, is displaying part of a U.S. military tent “trauma bay” that used to be in Iraq. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a concrete slab that was under an operating table on which countless battlefield operations were performed. […]

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