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Friday Facts: Charlie’s Angels Lunchboxes, Roadside Cabbage, Fake Squid

Friday Facts: Charlie’s Angels Lunchboxes, Roadside Cabbage, Fake Squid

:: A City Council ordinance passed on this date in 1975 expressly prohibited the “display of images of a licentious, erotic, salient or pornographic nature, or which otherwise arouse the prurient interest for the sole purpose of titillation” on children’s metal lunchboxes. :: The Seventh of the Eight Great Zoo Hoaxes was committed on this…

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The Eight Great Zoo Hoaxes

The Eight Great Zoo Hoaxes

It’s for no small reasons that our fair city is often called “The Home of Zoo Hoaxes.” What follows are the Eight Great Zoo Hoaxes, as determined by the Board of Directors of the Zoo Hoax Historical Society, an informal group that keeps track of this odd aspect of our city’s heritage. A Zoo In…

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Friday Facts: Circles, Cameras, Stamps

Friday Facts: Circles, Cameras, Stamps

:: Road agent Peter Pascucci reports that construction crews will be working on the Canal Street rotary through the weekend. Motorists are reminded that, once completed, the rotary will be a traffic circle and no longer a roundabout. The changeover will occur at midnight, Sunday, after which entering vehicles no longer have to yield to…

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The Underground Winter Zoo

The Underground Winter Zoo

Winter is coming to the Pullman Zoo. Nowadays that doesn’t mean much. The gibbons and lemurs have moved to indoor enclosures, and many of the zoo’s other inhabitants– the bison, and llama– simply grow thicker coats. When Sheffield’s Vinyl Mfg. and many of the city’s other key industries closed down in the mid-80’s and took…

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