On Groundhog Day, most eyes turn toward Phil the Groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. But it’s a big country, and Phil’s prediction may not apply to all parts of the U.S. Additional weather-forecasting critters have appeared in recent decades (some of them far less serious than Phil) to take up the slack. Unadilla Bill, for example, […]
With the new year comes the promise of new wonders, yet unborn, that will dazzle our eyeballs into the distracted-driver danger zone. Here’s a brief look at some of the anticipated highlights for 2010 — and remember that every year also brings dozens of unexpected new attractions.
“Well, what do you do with a used electric chair?” That was the question that Duane Tappe of McCook, Nebraska, asked himself. He knew that his state capitol, Lincoln, had an electric chair that it wasn’t planning to use any more. And Duane thought, Why not bring the chair to McCook? It would make a […]