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Last updated on 01 Nov 2008 01:00:10


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  • The Puppenhausmuseum in Basel claims to own the world's greatest collection of teddy bears.
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio has only existed under that name since the year 2000, but it's already the fifth busiest of all United States National Parks, measured in annual number of visitors.
  • Helsinki's Tin Tin Tango is a combination of café, restaurant, bar, laundromat and sauna.
  • If you visit the Chinese city of Lijiang, make sure to pick up a comb carved from the horns or hooves of a yak.
  • Among the never-ending stream of adult oddities in Las Vegas is Bite, a show claimed to be a vampire-themed topless revue.
  • Bintan Resorts is a district of Indonesia, but most trade there is conducted using Singapore dollars as the preferred currency.
  • São Francisco de Assis Church in Belo Horizonte, Brazil has such out-of-the-ordinary architecture that the Catholic Church refused to consecrate it for a time.
  • The water tower in Vaasa, Finland plays host to a challenging indoor climbing wall.
  • The musical accompaniment to Mainz's culinary speciality of Handkäse mit Musik is produced by your own gastrointestinal tract.

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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)