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Time: No ‘Farting Dog’ but Dollywood is still weird

DSC_0243.JPGAmusement park fans looking for something weird to do this spring can find it right here at Dollywood, one of the 10 weirdest theme parks in the world, according to Time.com.

That’s right, Dollywood, the pride of East Tennessee, ranked among the weirdest parks on the planet.

Country music star Dolly Parton’s park is “a full-fledged amusement extravaganza with rides like Dolly’s Demolition Derby bumper cars and the Dollywood Express steam engine,” Time says.

If that’s not weird enough for you, grab your passport and book passage to Denmark. Near Copenhagen you will find BonBon Land, a park that Time describes as a “whimsical, wacky and vaguely disturbing theme park home to attractions like the “Farting Dog” and “Skid Mark” rollercoasters.”

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College basketball dorms good for business

Our neighbors to the north have tossed down a challenge that University of Tennessee basketball fans cannot ignore.

I’m talking about the coal industry paying $7 million for a new residence for the University of Kentucky’s men’s basketball team. UT cannot afford to fall behind the basketball lodge race. UT athletics are too important to the Tennessee economy to let the Wildcats have the upper hand.

Perhaps the country music industry will come to the rescue and fund a new residence hall for the basketball Vols. Or maybe the travel center industry, which is pretty much dominated by Knoxville’s own Pilot Flying J, could come up with a few million dollars.

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