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The joy of weird water towers: I can’t explain the attraction

Sweetums and I love a water tower shaped like some sort of object, like fruit, or a ketchup bottle. So much so, we visited the World's Largest Catsup Bottle water tower on our honeymoon. You can read more about that here. We put together a few of our favorite quirky water towers from recent travels… Continue reading The joy of weird water towers: I can’t explain the attraction

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This has to be the most adorable memorial you’ll ever see – Smoky the War Dog

Would you make a detour to see a statue of a tiny terrier inside a soldier’s helmet? What if the subject of the statue were a war hero? Sweetums and I drove a few extra miles to see the bronze tribute to Smoky, aka Yorkie Doodle Dandy, who not only “served” in World War II… Continue reading This has to be the most adorable memorial you’ll ever see – Smoky the War Dog

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Yes, a politician really accused her opponent of writing ‘Bigfoot erotica’

It’s not often journalists get to write about Bigfoot erotica, a fact for which most of us are eternally grateful. Unless, like me, you’re a Weird News Reporter … and then you’re just screwed. So far, in the hours since the news broke at about noon Monday, no fewer than six people have shared with… Continue reading Yes, a politician really accused her opponent of writing ‘Bigfoot erotica’

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Weird Monument of the Day: Fictional lawyer memorialized as hero … until the sequel

In 2015, Sweetums and I visited Monroeville, Alabama, for the launch of “Go Set a Watchman,” the long-secret manuscript by Harper Lee that tells the iconic story of “To Kill a Mockingbird” from the viewpoint of an adult Scout. It is thought to have been Lee's first attempt at the novel but it was eventually… Continue reading Weird Monument of the Day: Fictional lawyer memorialized as hero … until the sequel

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If you’ve been wondering about the weirdest site I’ve visited …

You know it’s my job to seek out weirdness, right? I usually have plenty of oddities to choose from, some stranger than others. One of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen is a brightly colored, politically themed, 40-foot-tall mechanical pull toy sculpture, complete with yellow rope “tail.” Sweetums and I came across this bizarre sculpture… Continue reading If you’ve been wondering about the weirdest site I’ve visited …