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Roadside News: The Ides Of March

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Ricky Ranger, Crucified! | Tanks, But No Tanks | Pedal Car Carhenge | Public Protected by Pasties

Prairie Winter No Match For Unadilla Bill

Monday, February 1st, 2010

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, […]

Roadside News: January 12, 2010

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Nebraska Sea Monster – NE | Chilly Curator – PA | Flying Squirrels Evict Indian – VA | Fake Shuttle In Real Danger

2010: A Year To Remember

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

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.

Roadside News: April 2, 2009

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Computer From the 1800s – CA | An Indian Head in Every State | Monsters Play Soccer – NE | Our Canal Boats Are Secure – PA

Sparks Fly Over Nebraska Fry Chair

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

“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 […]

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