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British Airways names Spokane top city with weird name

British Airways names Spokane top city with weird name

From Visit Spokane:


Once again, the hub of the Inland Northwest has gained notoriety simply because of its name.


British Airways has included Spokane in a list of "Seven U.S. Cities With Weird Names (And Why You Should Visit)." In fact, Spokane finds itself at No. 1 on the list.

Spokane special effects expert helps debunk Bigfoot hoax

It's a story that's gone viral with Spokane connections. A Texas man claimed he shot and killed Bigfoot, and has driven the body around the country charging people $10 to see it. A Spokane man is refuting those claims, because he built the Bigfoot prop the man is using.

"Step right up...they are going to see Bigfoot, and I am going to tell you it is a real Bigfoot," Rick Dyer told KSAT-TV in San Antonio outside of his trailer supposedly holding the beast in January.

Rick Dyer has claimed he shot and killed Bigfoot for a year and a half. In January, he was offering the public a chance to see the body for themselves.

"Come in and take a peak and listen to my story and see my evidence first-hand and you can make up your own mind," Dyer said.

According to multiple media reports, Dyer admitted last week the Bigfoot body was fake. Now, for the first time, Spokane artist Chris Russell can talk about it.

"I gave him what he asked for. He called and paid for it, and we put it on the board and did it, we made his body," Russell said.

Prank a pal by sending a goat

Prank a pal by sending a goat

Looking for the perfect  prank? Send a friend a goat!

Spokane Produce Incorporated is sponsoring the "Send a Friend a Goat" event from April 14-18. For a $50 donation to Wishing Star you can send a baby goat to an unsuspecting friend or coworker. The volunteers will playfully threaten to leave the goat unless they are paid off with any donation amount.

Think you're going to get a goat delivered to you? You can buy goat insurance for $100!

The program doesn't happen without the help of volunteers. Teams of 2 or 3 volunteers can choose one or more days during the week of April 14-18 to deliver the goats to unsuspecting recipients in the greater Spokane community. Volunteers are provided with lunch and a schedule, and will be out delivering 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Quirky museum goes up for auction

Quirky museum goes up for auction

It's the end of the line for Carr's "One of a kind in the world" Museum, one of Spokane's more quirky attractions that you may have never heard of.

The museum closed its doors after owner Marvin Carr passed away last year and, this weekend, all of the unique treasures from his museum are being auctioned off.

This Saturday is your chance to get your hands on some truly unique items like an alligator-sized warship or an actual alligator. Just about anything you can imagine -- and a few things you likely can't -- will be put on the auction block.

"Everything had a story and for Marvin that was part of the museum and just be able to tell that story and get that across to people how important some of these items were," Carr's close friend Jeff Owens said.

"Wonderful man, huge heart, and we hated to see him go. He was wonderful," Owens said in describing Carr.

Owens is an auctioneer and, naturally, the best person to find new homes for all of Marvin's worldly possessions, including a Tanzanian sculpture made from one solid piece of ebony.

Why 2013 was actually the Year of the Cat

Why 2013 was actually the Year of the Cat

From WSU News:


The Chinese Year of the Snake ended in 2013, but judging by all the tail swishing it shaped up to be the Year of the Cat.

 

Consider what took place:

Cat film festival comes to Spokane

Cat film festival comes to Spokane

Cats have taken over the internet and now they have their very own film festival. The Internet Cat Video Film Festival is coming to Spokane in January and an internet cat celebrity will be making a special appearance.


The Internet Cat Video Film Festival was started by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and drew 10,000 cat fans in its first year. Now in its second year, the festival was so large it had to be moved to the Minnesota State Fair. The festival is on tour through 2014 and will be showing at the Knitting Factory in Spokane on January 16th.

Spokane named one the most generous cities in America

Spokane named one the most generous cities in America

Spokane has been named one the most generous cities in America by Craftsy, a company that specializes in online craft courses. Crafty conducted a nationwide survey to determine which cities were most likely to gift handmade goods.