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Bear Hair and Emu Oil | Only in New England

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Each winter, the bears at Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln, New Hampshire, build up thick, woolly coats just... Read More »

Berlin Dictionary | Only in New England

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As a native of Berlin, New Hampshire, Rachelle Beaudoin knows the difference between fesses and foufounes. She jokes... Read More »

Cold Turkey Plunge in Nantucket | Only in New England

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It’s admittedly counterintuitive, calling the sensation of wearing almost no clothing in 20° to 30° air and 38°... Read More »

Dead Frog Circus at the Wistariahurst Museum | Only in New England

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Kate Navarra Thibodeau becomes visibly exhausted when discussing her museum’s most popular artifact. As curator of Wistariahurst Museum... Read More »

Fetchstix Dog Toys | Only in New England

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When we first heard about Fetchstix, the initial question that came to mind was: “Is this an example... Read More »

Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony | The Mad Scientists’ Ball

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Often the smartest person in the room is also the weirdest, a fact that is rarely more evident... Read More »

International Cryptozoology Museum | Only in New England

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There’s nothing more persuasive than a skeptical believer. Of course, Loren Coleman, founder of the International Cryptozoology Museum... Read More »

New England Landmarks | Only in New England

New England Landmarks | Only in New England

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CONNECTICUT 1. Boothe Memorial Park & Museum in Stratford is home to a strange collection of buildings, including... Read More »

North Adams, Massachusetts | The Stupidest Thing We Ever Said

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How much rope do you need to hang yourself? About nine words’ worth, apparently. “North Adams is still... Read More »

P. T. Barnum, The Showman | Only in New England

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The first thing of note P. T. Barnum accomplished was getting thrown in jail. As a young newspaper... Read More »

PEAK Death Race | Only in New England

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By the time Joe Decker lumbered to the finish line at last year’s PEAK Death Race, an ultra-endurance... Read More »

Providence’s Annmary Brown Memorial

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At the heart of Gothic literature is love–doomed love, perhaps, but love nonetheless. Just ask Edgar Allan Poe,... Read More »

Yankee Humor | A Field Guide to New Englanders

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Researchers in the field (hay mostly, but occasionally they wandered into the corn) have identified 10 distinct varieties... Read More »

Yankee Humor | Welcome to Your Really Old House

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Congratulations! As the proud new owner of a vintage New England home, you can look forward to many... Read More »

Yarn Bombing | Only in New England

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In downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, there’s one tree that looks particularly well prepared for winter. A colorful stockinette sweater... Read More »



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