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This Is a Monument to the Boll Weevil

The boll weevil (anthonomus grandis) is an insect. During the 1910s and 20s, it devastated cotton production in the American South. Nonetheless, in 1919, the town of Enterprise, Alabama built a monument to honor the boll weevil and what it did to benefit the South. Why? Because the boll weevil forced people to change, adapt and [...]

Was Stonehenge a monument to unity ?

British researchers believe that Stonehenge was originally built as a monument to peace and unity. The famous stone circle is thought to have have bee…

Buzludzha Monument

A monument to communism sits in the middle of Bulgaria in Buzludzha National Park. Like many oversize Soviet-era constructions, it is falling into ruin. But what’s amazing about this building is that it is only 30 years old! Kuriositas has a look inside at the once-glorious architecture with its massive propaganda artwork and the poor [...]

Local Pride

The small town of Riverside, Iowa (pop. 1,008) is tremendously proud of its most famous son, James Tiberius Kirk. So the citizens erected a monument to mark the place of his birth. The local history museum, as you can see in the video, places a great emphasis on Kirk’s life and work. Who’s up for [...]

Soviet War Memorial Gets Americanized

A monument featuring a relief of soldiers stands in Sofia, Bulgaria to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Soviet takeover of Bulgaria. This weekend, street artists altered the scene with paint. Now the figures resemble Superman, Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus, the Joker, and other pop culture icons! See more pictures at io9. Link

The Skull Tower

In 1809, the Ottoman Empire wanted to warn the Serbian people not to attempt any more foolish rebellion*, so it created this macabre monument: Serbian forces dug new trenches under the local command of the Duke, Stevan Sindjelic. Since there was such a great defensive strategy between the Serbian leaders, Sinjelic found himself unprepared. He realized the [...]

Stonehenge Replicas of America

Photo by Luna It’s quite the coincidence that Roadside America has a list of America’s Stonehenges today, as I took a daytrip yesterday to the one here in Washington at Maryhill. It’s true that the ancient stone monument in Wiltshire County, England has inspired people all over, and the efforts to recreate the magic of Stonehenge [...]

Stonehenge one of world’s most threatened wonders

Britain’s famous prehistoric monument Stonehenge has become one of the most threatened wonders of the world. Traffic around the site as well as the ca…