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March 19, 2007

Flying raccoon & frozen grain silos

Flying_racoon The story of Ricky the Flying Raccoon

The Raj in Fairfield, Iowa - Traditional Ayurveda rejuvenation treatments in French county-style hotel

Every winter, Climber Don Briggs hoses down some grain silos with water, and builds ice mountains in Cedar Falls

Iowa football players bobbleheads

"As early as 1992, students at Grinnell College, a small liberal arts school in Iowa, began receiving strange, anonymous letters in the mail. The letters contained homemade greeting cards with crudely drawn pictures—men crawling on the ground, toilets and trash cans, twin closet doors—and jokes that didn’t make any sense." Chasing the Duclod man. (With additional information on this Metafilter thread)

Punk rock in north-central Iowa, 1977-2007. (Also from Metafilter)

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Before it was a spa, in the early 80s, I believe Fairfield (Iowa) University became Maharishi University. They claimed to be teaching people to levitate, among other things.

Posted by: NancyJoy at Mar 19, 2007 4:45:22 AM

I was looking over the assortment of comments and saw the flying racoon and it gave me a good chuckle (I guess I am easily amused).

A few years ago, somebody showed me a picture of a guy ice-climbing on a silo. At first it semed weird, but then it made sense to do that if there are no natural ice mountains to practice on. Anyway, now I know there's a good chance it could have been in Cedar Falls.

Posted by: Gordon (aka Geezer Dude) at Jun 5, 2007 11:39:25 AM