Our entire show is based on the idea that we might say something interesting enough that it might get you to perk up your ears, figuratively speaking. Or, as a team at Saarland University has found, maybe not so figuratively speaking. Plus: a sculpture garden in Dublin, Ohio pays tribute to ears of a different kind.
By now I should know better than to keep tweeting, right? I keep getting into situations.
Today marks one hundred years since the community of Enterprise, Alabama, put up a very special monument in the middle of town: a statue of a Greek woman holding a boll weevil, an invasive pest that had ruined the local cotton crop. Wait, what? Plus: meet the most destructive holiday force ever, Treezilla!
A mission to Mars would take years of travel - but today's space food doesn't last long enough. Scientists at Washington State University are working on a way to sterilize and pack food that can last 3-5 years, which is good for astronauts and for any of us who want to survive the zombie apocalypse. Plus: why a man in Vermont just put up a large wooden statue of a raised middle finger.
The city of South Milwaukee is now home to a statue of a professional wrestler, which is pretty awesome. And fitting.
The statue's right arm is up toward his chest, as if he'd been holding something in his hand. He had - until someone stole his glasses.
Here's a theory for you: of all the American presidents, the one most like British superspy James Bond is the 20th president, James Garfield.
Of all the sites that celebrate the Gipper's Illinois years, Dixon deserves bragging rights, for having the one, true Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home. Out of a bunch.
McKinley's statue is across the street from a KFC. But if you think it's weird seeing the President and the Colonel together, well, think again.