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Naked Climbing Sculpture - Silt, Colorado - 10-31-2009
Naked Climbing Sculpture - Silt, Colorado
Strange and Unusual Stuff

 

 

There's a lot of strange and unusual stuff out there that I just don't have a home for on my website. So, I've created this page as a kind "catchall" for things I find interesting but just can't categorize...

 

Strange Cake

Strange Cake photo by Roger J. Wendell - 03-23-2014 Strange Cake photo by Roger J. Wendell - 03-23-2014 Strange Cake photo by Roger J. Wendell - 03-23-2014 I found this strange cake in the grass at a trailhead for a popular hiking area just west of Denver. The cake was made of frosting (over a cardboard cone), raw eggs, and pennies. The note attached to it, in Spanish, said, "Andrea gets to work, sweeten your character and find love" (Para que Andrea consiga trabajo, endulce su caracter y encuentre el amor). I'd appreciate hearing from anybody who can tell me what this is all about - is it some kind of tradition, celebration, or what?

Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for a video of the strange cake...

 

Nude climber art in Silt, Colorado

Strange are in Silt, Colorado photo by Roger J. Wendell - 03-23-2014 Strange are in Silt, Colorado photo by Roger J. Wendell - 03-23-2014 Strange are in Silt, Colorado photo by Roger J. Wendell - 03-23-2014 In addition to having had friends in Silt, I also stopped there a lot for my regular commute between the Denver area and Grand Junction. In 2009 I couldn't help noticing (and photographing!) this strange bit of art in the turnabout immediately off Interstate 70 as I entered town. This bit of art also gained national attention as well - appearing in a number of news broadcasts and other media around the country at that time...

Arrow Pointing Right Click Here and Here for videos of the nude climber sculpture in Silt...

 

Some American History?

President Abraham Lincoln President John F. Kennedy
  • Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
  • John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
  • Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
  • John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
  • Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
  • Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.
  • Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
  • Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
  • Both were assassinated by Southerners.
  • Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

 

Assassin John Wilkes Booth Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald  
  • Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
  • Both Presidents were shot in the head.
  • John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
  • Both assassins were known by their three names.
  • Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

 

Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald  
  • Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford'.
  • Kennedy was shot in a car called a 'Lincoln' that was manufactured by'Ford'.
  • Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
  • Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
  • Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
  • Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
  • Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

 

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