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Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine for Sale

Ray’s Classics in California has a ’69 Dodge cargo van for sale with the iconic paint job of the Mystery Machine from the cartoon series Scooby-Doo! Dog not included. Link -via Laughing Squid

The Meanest Towns in the West

The following is an article from the book History’s Lists from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. From the archives of the Old West, we’ve culled a list of the most notorious places on the frontier. Here’s our countdown of the baddest of the bad, meanest of the mean, Wild West towns. Some historians say that the Wild West [...]

Grill Made from a 1939 Dodge Pickup

As a hobby, Willie Elder restores classic cars and trucks. So it wasn’t too difficult to come up with all of the parts from a 1939 Dodge pickup truck (and other vehicles) necessary to make a functional grill: The generous grilling area is encased in stainless steel resembling an engine block. It’s tricked out with valve [...]

The Quick 10: Billionaires Behaving Badly

One of the heirs to the Johnson & Johnson fortune was arrested this week. Not for a DUI or drug charges, as the arrests of other heiresses might cause you to suspect, but for theft. Shocking, but she’s not the only person about to come into millions (or billions) that has behaved badly. Here are [...]

Strange Geographies: the Little Town That Los Angeles Killed

There are lots of dry lake beds in California, and to the untrained eye, Owens Dry Lake is just like the rest. But there is one key difference: while most of the state’s stark, white alkali flats have been dry for thousands of years, Owens was an enormous, gem-blue lake stretching more than a hundred [...]