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Wacky Science Museum Named After Ross Perot

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

H. Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire businessman, was known during his two failed bids as a presidential candidate for dancing with his wife to the song Crazy by Patsy Cline. It was his way of acknowledging that people considered him a little nuts.

Bronze JFK: Alive In Fort Worth

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Those familiar with the John F. Kennedy assassination know that the President flew into Dallas, Texas, on Air Force One, then was picked up by a motorcade and promptly driven to his doom.

Twilight Epiphany SkySpace: This Is Your Brain On Drugs

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Enter Twilight Epiphany Skyspace, a multi-million-dollar grassy pyramid on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas

Wild West Glockenspiel: Guns, Ja! Lederhosen, Nein!

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

The tower glockenspiel, a huge clock with little animated people that move around beneath its dial every hour, is usually found in medieval downtowns in Bavaria and Switzerland. Rarely built in the U.S., most of them are in spots trying┬áto channel schnitzel and sausages…

Nut Title Regained by Texas – It Took 30 Years

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

1982 was a rough year for Seguin, Texas — the year that it lost bragging rights as the Home of the World’s Largest Pecan.

Aquarena Springs DVD – Ralph the Diving Pig

Monday, November 28th, 2011

It’s hard to find an American tourist attraction more legendary than Aquarena Springs, San Marcos, Texas. Where else could you see a pig swim with mermaids, or Glurpo the Clown smoke underwater?

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