Silly America Pit Stop – March 16, 2009
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Silly America Pit Stop – March 16, 2009

Starting today we’re welcoming a new feature here on Silly America — Pit Stop. This is a chance for me to take a break from my normal postings and feature news about roadside attractions, odd events, crazy happenings, and silly things from the U.S.A. and around the world!

Here are this week’s Pit Stop features:

A Colonel Sanders statue was pulled from river in Japan after 24 years

The World’s Biggest Birthday Barbie Cake was unveiled in Australia

A fire guts Totonno’s, the legendary Coney Island pizzeria

Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti wins a the Stroehmann Sandwich Slamm corned beef on rye, eating championship by downing 16 3/4 sandwiches in 10 minutes

Alliance proposes establishing Route 66 national monument

And I can’t help but share this amazing map I came across today by illustrator Linzie Hunter

Linzie Hunter roadside attractions map

I just love it!

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.