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Last updated on 16 Oct 2008 01:00:08
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- One of Vienna's draws is the Bestattungsmuseum, a museum devoted to coffins and mortuary science.
- One of the bits of folk history underlying the Rogers Park district of Chicago is the Cabbage Head War.
- Pecherska Lavra, Kiev's celebrated cave monastery, dates to the 11th century and still contains the mummified remains of monks.
- The local civil servants in Macau are only allowed to enter the territory's casinos on the first three days of the Chinese new year.
- Bird Rock (Craig yr Aderyn), near Tywyn is the only site in Europe where cormorants nest inland.
- Goa, the former Portuguese colony on the west coast of India, has nearly a dozen discos, eight prominent art galleries, and nine museums.
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- The tallest flagpole in the United States of America is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and is nearly 340 feet tall. (destub)
- The town of Kristinestad, Finland has a road called Kattpiskargränden, which means Cat Spanker Alley.
- By tradition, the sand spit of Amanohashidate, one of Japan's Three Views, is best viewed upside down from between your legs. (de-outline)
- Northern Kentucky is home to the Creation Museum, which teaches the Book of Genesis as literal truth. (de-outline)
- The name of the Japanese town of Shiojiri means "Salt Butt". (destub)
- Mt. Angel recently built the largest glockenspiel in the United States. Also hosts a Bavarian-style "Oktoberfest" complete with traditional German bands every September (de-outline, wait for September, 2008 dates are Sep.11-14)
The following calendar-related items are "ready-to-go" criteria-wise and should be moved to the main queue at a date appropriate to the trivia featured:
- Menton Fête du Citron: There's a lemon party and you're invited! Lemon-related festivities over several days in February. (wait for Feb)