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Sheldon Shows Columbus How It’s Done

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

There’s been some buzz recently about the Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio, which has opened a temporary exhibit titled “Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See.”

Giant Spiky Things Say “Hello, Iowa!”

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Have you ever driven from Omaha into Council Bluffs on I-80 — and been unaware that you’ve crossed from Nebraska into Iowa? That won’t happen again.

Gnome Toppled By Bigger Gnome

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

In the world of real, living gnomes, gigantism is a fatal defect. You’d get stuck crawling into your tree. You’d be easily spotted and either eaten by some forest carnivore, or captured and probed by some mad scientist or aspiring P.T. Barnum.

Mermaid To Order

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Greenville, Michigan’s Little Mermaid statue has caused nary a ripple since it was gifted to the city in 1994.

Roadside News: May 17, 2009

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Car Air Fresheners – FL | Webb’s City Revived in Musical – FL | Electronic Games – NY | Video Game Museum – IA

We Might Be (Cardiff) Giants

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Fans of phony biblical giants and sideshow hooey will be pleased to know that an exhaustively researched book about the Cardiff Giant has now been published.

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