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Alnwick Poison Gardens – These Plants Can Kill You – Weirdness Wednesdays July 3, 2019

I was strolling through Atlas Obscura earlier today and found a strange entry that I thought qualified for Weirdness Wednesdays – Alnwick Poison Gardens – These Plants Can Kill You – Weirdness Wednesdays July 3, 2019: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/alnwick-poison-gardens. Some of the … Continue reading

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National Park Service (NPS) Passport Stamps

I was not familiar with this program – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Park_Passport_Stamps (see also – https://www.eparks.com/store/content/923/Mobile-App/ – mobile apps for Apple and Android devices) offered by a nonprofit – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_National see also http://easternnational.org/, that partners with the National Park Service (NPS) – . I … Continue reading

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Spacecraft Cemetery – Space Saturdays May 4, 2019

In looking for Weirdness Wednesdays this week, I came across Spacecraft Cemetery: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/spacecraft-cemetery. I decided that this was a better fit for Space Saturdays so I saved it for today. It’s a spot in the Pacific Ocean close to New … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Killer Bee Statue – Weirdness Wednesdays May 1, 2019

In poking around Atlas Obscura for weird stuff today after I posted the earlier Weirdness Wednesdays post this morning, I found ‘World’s Largest Killer Bee’: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/worlds-largest-killer-bee. PUN ALERT in quote! Hidalgo was the only place that honored their arrival with … Continue reading

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Found: The Goofiest Crab That Ever Lived – Atlas Obscura

I signed up for e-mails from Atlas Obscura – https://www.atlasobscura.com/. In today’s e-mail, I saw this article – Found: The Goofiest Crab That Ever Lived – https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/found-the-goofiest-crab-ever. It has the legs of a sea scorpion, the body of a lobster, … Continue reading

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Woman Who Married a Ghost Announces Marriage Is Over – Weirdness Wednesdays April 24, 2019

I would link to the articles or blog posts about this topic, but the ones I found tended to involve mature themes. The announcement was made mid-December 2018 from the various articles and blog posts I found. The “bride” made … Continue reading

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Big Brutus Electric Shovel – Kansas Tuesdays April 23, 2019

Updated April 23, 2019: added missing link to Tripadvisor which WordPress appeared to eat. I have never visited Big Brutus, http://www.bigbrutus.org/, the largest surviving electric shovel still in existence. It wasn’t the largest ever built, but there are no larger … Continue reading

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The Battle of Castle Itter: When the US and Germany Fought Together in WW2 – YouTube Video

I saw this as a suggested video on YouTube yesterday: The Battle of Castle Itter: When the US and Germany Fought Together in WW2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRx7KkrT1QU (around 17:54 minutes long). Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter. Amazon book link: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Battle-German-Soldiers-Joined/dp/0306822962/ (not an affiliate link) … Continue reading

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Sub-Sub-Sub Island on Victoria Island, Canada

This island was an unusual find for several reasons: Sub-Sub-Sub Island on Victoria Island – https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/subsubsub-island-on-victoria-island. First, it wasn’t discovered until 2007. Next, it’s an “an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island” (third … Continue reading

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Wamego LSD Missile Silo – Kansas Tuesdays April 9, 2019

Note: This is private property so get permission before trying to visit it. I was aware of the history of the old missile silo, Atlas E, before I found it on Atlas Obscura – https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/wamego-lsd-missile-silo. It’s on my Bucket List … Continue reading

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