Ohio Oddities

Ohio Oddities

Ohio Oddities 2nd Edition
A Guide to the Curious Attractions of the Buckeye State

Format: Softcover, 216 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Illustrations: 122 black-and-white photographs
ISBN: 978-1-59851-047-8
Price: $14.95

Ohio—a bland and ordinary Midwestern state, right? Ha! You must never get off the highway. The Buckeye State has no shortage of strange, silly, goofy, quirky, eccentric, and just plain weird people, places, and things—if you know where to look.

And no one has looked in more places for Ohio’s oddities than Neil Zurcher, the popular Fox8 TV travel reporter who makes his living on the road seeking out unusual destinations. This book collects the most remarkable things he’s found in and about the Buckeye State, including:

– Mysteries. Like the “bottomless” Blue Hole of Castalia and the amazing floating island.
– Big things. Like the World’s Largest . . . Crystal Ball . . . Gathering of Twins . . . Easter Basket . . . Cuckoo Clock . . .
– Peculiar claims to fame. Like the “Oldest concrete road in America,” the “World’s fastest pumpkin carver.”
– Strange collections. Like the Objects Swallowed by Citizens of Lima; the nation’s only vacuum cleaner museum; and the world’s largest collection of popcorn poppers and peanut roasters.
– Notable citizens. Like Balto the Wonder dog, cheesemaking firewalker Komar the Magnificent, and Buckeye Chuck, the weather rodent.
– And the just-hard-to-explain. Like the Wellington ATM shaped like a Victorian horse and buggy or Ohio’s strange attachment to the bathtub from the U.S.S. Maine.

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5 thoughts on “Ohio Oddities”

  1. To: Neil Zurcher
    %Gary & Company, Publishers

    I just saw a copy of your book, Ohio Oddities, and see that I missed your second edition.. In case you have a third edition you might want to consider that Ohio has the world’s largest steam engine here in Cincinnati.
    Let me know if you have questions.
    Kind regards,
    Lee Hite

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