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September 1, 2002

Toynbee Tiles

Wow! How could I have never heard about this? A posting today on the Psychoceramics list (that's the study of crackpots) describes Toynbee Tiles, mysterious plaques appearing in a dozen cities or more with no known explanation. CityBeat: Out of This World tells the story in Cincinnati and leads to What Is It?, the one-stop shopping site for information on the phenomenon. Looks like someone is either truly nuts or having fun tweaking our curiosity like the Andre the Giant postermongers. I'd like to think it's the latter.