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Cake Museum Finds a Lair in New Orleans

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The Kuyper Cake Collection has risen once again! The quaint display of 150 examples of the decorative dessert arts has been displaced many times since Francis Kuyper established the initial exhibit in her Pasadena garage in 1994.

Fame! Too Much of it is Killing Fireman Statue

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

In 1970, two young firemen built a statue outside the Central Fire Station in Lafayette, Louisiana. It’s a fireman, stripped to his undershirt, bent over a hose that’s writhing like a giant snake, pointing toward an unseen inferno with a dramatic gesture.

Dime Museum Rises From Grave

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

We were crestfallen when Dick Horne’s American Dime Museum closed in Baltimore in 2007. It was a unique showcase of the rare and ghastly. We thought we’d never again see priceless relics such as a Petrified Minotaur, or Abraham Lincoln’s Last Bowel Movement.

Roadside News: May 23, 2009

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Bonnie & Clyde Ambush 75th Anniversary | Annoying Neighbor Butt Sculptor Out of Prison – FL | First KFC: Missing Secret Spice? – Kentucky | Visit America’s Grave – Virginia

Roadside News: March 13, 2009

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Chicken Empathy Museum – LA | Giant Buddhist Goddess – OK | Meteorite Comes Home – AZ | VA is for Lovers of Large Bladders – VA

The Paraplex – Paranormal Ghost Attraction

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

We’ve been to attractions that are haunted, and we’ve been to spook houses that capture you on video while you’re being scared. But The Paraplex in New Orleans, Louisiana, is something new.

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