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Aspiring Artists & Politicos: the Best Way to Disseminate Your Message is to Bury Yourself in an Open Casket and Charge Admission

testingAspiring Artists & Politicos: the Best Way to Disseminate Your Message is to Bury Yourself in an Open Casket and Charge Admission

Dying is bad enough, what with ending your life, saying goodbye to loved ones, no more Starbucks; but there’s also a good chance that your life’s work will disappear into oblivion. If you’re a tax auditor, that may not hurt so much, but if you’re an artist or idea person, you’ve put a lot of […]

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Did You Know that there are MULTIPLE Largest Balls of Twine?

testingDid You Know that there are MULTIPLE Largest Balls of Twine?

Let’s give a hoo-rah for competition! Let’s give another for the drive to be in the Guinness Book of World Records. And THAT’S why there are four different balls of twine that can lay honest claim to being the largest. Largest sisal twine ball built by one person (Darwin, Minnesota) Largest sisal twine ball built […]

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Why Do People Make Large Things?

testingWhy Do People Make Large Things?

Well, there’s ego of course. And because they can. But often it’s either unintentional or romantic–not love-romance, but sentimental-romance. Take the largest stack of empty oil cans in Cassleton, North Dakota. A gas station just tossed them in a pile starting in the 1930’s and it grew. When the town also grew and it was […]

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When You Think of Kansas, Do You Think of Art? You Should.

testingWhen You Think of Kansas, Do You Think of Art? You Should.

Kansas, as it turns out, is ranked third in the country for “outsider” art. You won’t find outsider art in a museum, unless, well, it’s a museum dedicated to outsider art. These are folks who are self-taught, some would say quirky beyond the typical perception of an artist, and use household objects to create their […]

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Why is the Grass on the Tallgrass Prairie not Actually Tall?

testingWhy is the Grass on the Tallgrass Prairie not Actually Tall?

It turns out that “tall” is relative. Think of the grass in your yard at home–then think of the grass on the prairie (which clearly you visit daily). The neighborhood association would never let the grass grow this tall, ankle-high all the way up to thigh-high. Aside from that aesthetic, there are natural reasons why […]

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