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The Donut Cops

Photo: Shutterstock A cop walks into a donut shop may sound like the start of a joke, but fighting counterfeit donuts is no laughing matter for Dunkin’ Donut. When they suspect that a franchise [...]

Two Rules Named After Deion Sanders

Today Deion Sanders is being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But even if the legendary cornerback weren’t enshrined in Canton, history would remember Neon Deion. After all, he has two rules named in his honor. Take Your Finals When Sanders was a college star at Florida State, he came up with a big [...]

William Swallow’s Excellent Adventure

Back when Australia was a penal colony, Macquarie Harbor, Tasmania, was the place that Britain sent criminals who were really bad… or really clever. On August 16th, 1829, one William Swallow — a former sailor who used a long list of aliases — led a group of convicts who talked their way out of manacles [...]

Canton Tower : The Longest Spiral Staircase Design In The World

Canton Tower formerly known as Guangzhou TV And Sightseeing Tower. is an observation tower near Chigang Pagoda, Haizhu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It was topped-out in 2009 and became operational on September 29, 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games. The tower is the tallest tower in the world, replaced the CN Tower at 553 m in [...]

A Yuletide Gift of Kindness

An anonymous benefactor in Canton, Ohio placed a newspaper ad near Christmas in 1933 and asked for people in need to contact him. At the height of the Great Depression, many were in dire straits and responded by mail. The mysterious “B. Virdot” sent $5 (a generous sum at the time) to 150 families. Virdot [...]

Firefly Hat Cosplay

This unknown cosplayer is dressed as a hat worn by Jayne Cobb, a character on the TV show Firefly. Oh, He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor. Stood up to the man and he gave him what for. Our love for him now ain’t hard to explain. The hero of Canton the man they call Jayne. via Great [...]