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What is a Henge? A “Henge” is an oval or circular earthwork structure built during the Neolithic Period, often in the form of a rock circle or monument. Not all henges are rock monuments like Stonehenge, but most henges are located in England. In England, the Neolithic Period occurred circa 7000—1700 BC. During this time, [...]
The United States government was the first national government to set aside land for management, preservation, and public use. Explorer George Catlin and activist John Muir both noted the need to protect America’s hot springs, natural areas, and Native America cultures as they traversed the continent during the 19th Century. In 1832, the first public [...]
Personalities such as Boy George, RuPaul, and even J. Edgar Hoover have introduced cross-dressing, or transvestism, into the mainstream in recent history, as have movies like Psycho, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Mrs. Doubtfire. Although women such as Joan of Arc and Hua Mulan cross-dressed centuries ago in order to join the military, modern [...]
Everybody loves a good ghost story. Some are classics. We first heard them around a campfire or at a sleepover, the storyteller’s features distorted by the light and shadow caused by a Sears flashlight. Or we read them in a book in the school library when we were supposed to be studying the Declaration of [...]
Strange roadside attractions are an American phenomenon that followed mass production and widespread use of the automobile, after the America highway system made long-distance road travel popular in the 1930s. Bizarre roadside attractions were meant to catch the eye of travelers, luring them in to stop and spend money. While many roadside attractions are free, [...]
Trimspa, Hydroxycut and Meridia Trimspa worked for Anna-Nicole Smith, right? But then she died…(Too soon?). Trimspa is still available, but there are concerns about its safety. Hydroxycut was pulled off of shelves for causing liver damage. Another problem with both pills is that they’re just a blend of caffeine, and a bunch of other ingredients to [...]
American roads and road travel are a rich part of U.S. history, as we first built west-bound wagon roads, and later highways, in order to fulfill our manifest destiny. The modern American highway comes complete with rest stops, historical sites, roadside attractions, and government-preserved natural spaces. Sadly, the American interstate system made many of America’s [...]
One of the hallmarks of being human is the desire—and some may say the need—to try and fool ourselves and each other. We’ve even set aside a special day—April 1st—to celebrate this aberration in human nature, making the quest to offer fiction as fact a never ending roller coaster ride. Of course, sometimes these innocent [...]
Not too long ago, we did did a post on legendary female sex symbols, and we felt like we were really leaving out a lot of eager eyes. So, here is a list of legendary male sex symbols throughout the ages. Since any “measurements” we’d include would be downright pornographic, I’ve gone ahead and found [...]
You’ve heard of pop art. Now, meet pop-able art. Balloons are taking off as a medium of expression worldwide (and in a variety of ways).