Double-Barrelled Cannon (Athens, Georgia)

Based on the 1642 design of Florentine gun maker Antonia Petrini, this civil war era double-barreled cannon was (just like the Confederate States) a colossal failure based on ignorance. The American Civil War saw quite

UFO Landing Pad

UFO Landing Pad (St. Paul, Alberta)

Located in the center of the northeast region of Alberta, the St. Paul town motto “A People Kind of Place!” seems strangely out of tune with the fact that they have the Official World’s First

The Old Fresno Water Tower

Old Fresno Water Tower (Fresno, California)

Completed in November of 1894, the Old Fresno Water Tower, designed by Chicago architect George Washington Maher is a historic water tower listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of Fresno’s most distinctive

World's Largest Beaver

World’s Largest Beaver (Beaverlodge, Alberta)

In July 2004, the northwestern Alberta town of Beaverlodge unveiled a three-meter high beaver, known unimaginatively as the Beaverlodge Beaver, to mark its 75th anniversary. Located just off of Highway 43 in a small park

The Republic of Kugelmugel

The Republic of Kugelmugel (Vienna, Austria)

The micronation of the Republic of Kugelmugel is located entirely within the city of Vienna, Austria. The tiny Republic that declared its independence in 1976 is so small that it’s actually entirely within the Prater,

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