The kangaroo seems like a mythical creature when you’re a kid, at least if you’re a kid who doesn’t live in Australia. You just jump in that cool pouch and it’ll hop you away from all your problems. It’s not until you’re an adult, if ever, that you learn that a kangaroo pouch is not big enough for a human child, and anyway it’s kind of a uterus halfway house, and furthermore kangaroos are kind of grumpy and more inclined to kick you to death than to hop you away from homework and that weird babysitter that smells like half-boiled potatoes. Ah, innocence! 2.1/5

Casey, Illinois


This village in the Middle of Nowhere, Illinois is home to the world’s largest rocking chair, the world’s largest wind chime, the world’s largest knitting needles, the world’s largest crochet hook, the world’s largest golf tee, the world’s largest pencil, the world’s largest wooden shoes, the world’s largest birdcage, and a disappointingly average-size McDonald’s. 4.0/5