Wisconsin Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff (3rd Edition)

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Badger State has to offer!• Meet the world's largest talking cow, a man who converted a pickup truck into a tree house, and the world record holder in cricket spitting.• Learn how Highway H becomes 2.5 miles longer in winter, where to find part of the Great Wall of China, and how a fifty-five-ton boulder ended up in the master bedroom of a house. • Experience a game of baseball on snowshoes, the Parade of Beef at the ...
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Overview

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Badger State has to offer!• Meet the world's largest talking cow, a man who converted a pickup truck into a tree house, and the world record holder in cricket spitting.• Learn how Highway H becomes 2.5 miles longer in winter, where to find part of the Great Wall of China, and how a fifty-five-ton boulder ended up in the master bedroom of a house. • Experience a game of baseball on snowshoes, the Parade of Beef at the annual Beef-A-Rama festival, and Mustard Day at the Mustard Museum.
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"Michael Feldman's incisive look at Badger State oddities finally allows Wisconsin to emerge from the long shadow of beer, cheese, sausage, and more beer."—Joe Queenan, humorist and author of Red Lobster, White Trash, and the Blue Lagoon
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762748181
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 771,223
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Feldman is the host of the popular public radio talk show "Whad'Ya Know?" that has been on the air since 1985 and is now heard in 310 markets worldwide. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Diana Cook is a researcher for "Whad'Ya Know?" and a contributor to The Wisconsin Almanac. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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