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Latest Thrill: Taking a Dump in New Jersey

Monday, March 6th, 2017

For decades New Jersey was used and abused as a landfill by its urban neighbors, dotted with smelly, heaping, seagull-infested mini-mountains packed with everything from New York City’s garbage to Philadelphia’s dead mobsters.

Join the Battleship NJ Gun Crew (Look Out, Philly!)

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

No matter how you feel about guns, it’s hard to resist the urge to fire one that’s 66 feet long.

97 Million Years From New York City

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

The last time New York City saw a dinosaur — a roadside attraction dinosaur anyway — was in 1965, at the New York World’s Fair.

Looking For Screamers On The Jersey Shore

Friday, April 29th, 2011

“I loved that exploding toilet,” said Jack Morey, head of development and research at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey. “But it’s gone.”

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.

New Look For Oldest Vietnam Memorial

Friday, September 17th, 2010

War memorials are ubiquitous landmarks in almost every American town, large or small. If soldiers die in an officially endorsed conflict, someone will erect a heroic statue or solemn monument to remember their sacrifice.

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