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America’s Wackiest Summer Events

TripAdvisor has announced 10 wacky summer events in the U.S., as chosen by TripAdvisor editors. From the world’s largest mosquito, to a “slugburger” eating contest and bat costume competitions, these events feature off-the-wall fun for travelers seeking quirky pursuits as the mercury rises.

1. The Great Texas Mosquito Festival – June 26-28, Clute, Texas
2. Slugburger Festival – July 12-14, Corinth, Mississippi
3. World Chicken Festival –September 27-30. London, Kentucky
4. Humungus Fungus Fest – August 3-5, Crystal Falls, Michigan
5. Wausau Possum Festival – August 4th, Wausau, Florida
6. Batfest – August 25th, Austin, Texas
7. National Hollerin’ Contest – June 16th, Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina
8. Cream Cheese Festival – September 15th, Lowville, New York
9. Hope Watermelon Festival – August 9-11, Hope, Arkansas
10. Mattoon Bagelfest – July 19-21, Mattoon, Illinois

Dads are starting to feel the love on Father's day...

Families are closing the Father’s Day-Mother’s Day spending gap, with loved ones forecast to spend $117.14 on average, or 10 percent more than last year, according to the National Retail Federation. The spending estimate shows that the gap between Father’s Day and Mother’s Day spending has narrowed in recent years – shoppers expected to spend about $35 less for Father’s Day than for Mother’s Day this year versus a difference of $40 in 2007. Dad can expect to be showered with a special outing, such as golf or a sporting event, with consumers spending a collective $2.3 billion this year versus $2 billion last year, and electronic gifts, clothing and gift cards, each of the latter three expected to garner $1.7 billion in spending. More than one-quarter of mobile shoppers who own a tablet (25.2 percent) say they will use the tablet to make a Father’s Day purchase, and one in 10 smartphone owners will buy a gift through their smartphone. Overall, Father’s Day spending is expected to total $12.7 billion nationwide, up 14% collectively, from last year’s $11.1 billion.

Friday Toy Memory: Magic Potty Baby. Wha? I was in college when this toy came out but it amuses me. A much younger friend of mine mentioned this toy. It was a doll that came with a toilet and it would...uh, go potty. Ah, the 90's.

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06/08/2012 8:35AM
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