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The Incredible Indian Head Transplant

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Big John, a giant Indian outside Pratt’s BBQ Barn in Kingsport, Tennessee, broke his neck in early April 2018.

Origins of a Cursed Pyramid

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Memphis was the capital of Ancient Egypt, but it didn’t have giant pyramids (Egypt’s famous pyramids were miles away in Giza).

Gatlinburg Tourist Attractions: Fire Resistant

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

A firestorm destroyed parts of the tourist town of Gatlinburg on November 28, 2016. It resulted in over a dozen deaths, was devastating for homeowners… but did it destroy Gatlinburg’s array of roadside attractions?

Junior Banks for President

Monday, November 7th, 2016

We were surprised to see that Junior Banks was a write-in candidate for U.S. President in 2008 as “Castleman” Banks.

The State vs. The Minister’s Tree House: Earthly Codes

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The good news is that the Minister’s Tree House will reopen. The bad news is that the Minister doesn’t yet know when that will be.

Monster Head Finds New Home, Stays In Tennessee

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

On January 5, 1989, a blueish, apelike creature was killed by a pickup truck on Sugar Flat Road outside of Lebanon, Tennessee. For some reason the body wasn’t preserved, but the head was.

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