These outrageous and bizarre signs will leave you totally baffled


This hilarious neon sign in a nail salon in China instructed passers-by to ‘be a useless person but pretty’

From the Daily Mail: You would hope that a public sign would be able to point you in the right direction or give you useful information.

But people from around the world have shared the most outrageous and pointless signs that has collated into a hilarious gallery.

Among them is one hilarious neon sign in a nail salon in China, which was translated as saying ‘be a less useless person but pretty’.

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Across the United States, Vintage Motels Are Being Imagined for Modern Times


Motels grew out of a need for affordable and convenient lodgings alongside the advent of American car culture and the birth of two-lane highways. Here, visitors chat in the parking lot of the Riviera Motel in Bass River, Massachusetts in the 1960s. Aladdin Color Inc/Getty Images

From the Smithsonian Magazine: About halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles sits Cayucos, a sleepy little surf village that calls itself the “last of California’s beach towns.” This coastal community is known for its delicious blue corn tacos and brown butter cookies, a walkable pier that juts out into the Pacific Ocean offering some incredible sunset views, and a perennial summer fog that keeps the evenings cool. It’s also a place that’s brimming with old motels.

“There are pretty strict building moratoriums around here,” says Ryan Fortini, a Cayucos resident who co-owns the town’s Pacific Motel with his wife, Marisa Fortini. “If you really want to go after a creative project, you’ve got to reinvent something that already exists.” So in January 2020, the couple bought a run-down Cayucos motor lodge called the Dolphin Inn and then spent the next two and a half years transforming it.

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This diner was named the best in Arizona. Here’s how to try it plus other spots to visit

Delgadillos Snow Cap

Juan Delgadillo built the Snow Cap Drive In restaurant on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona, using scrap lumber in 1953 using scrap lumber. It became a Route 66 institution and is still operated by Juan’s kids. Roger Naylor/Special For The Republic

From AZ Central: Breakfast, burgers, milkshakes and pie — what’s not to love about a good old-fashioned diner?

One diner in particular was named the best in Arizona by the LoveFood blog in February 2024, and it’s not in the Phoenix area.

Diners typically have an assortment of American comfort foods to fit your cravings from breakfast through dinner and dessert. All while providing a cozy at-home atmosphere and charming customer service.

LoveFood determined which diners made their list of “the best diners in every US state” based on “genuine user reviews, awards and accolades, and the first-hand experience of our team.” Its article states that the page is regularly checked and updated as well.

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Three local greasy spoons dish up diners’ delights


Rendering of the proposed building behind the diner on Bank Street.

From the Peekskill (NY) Herald: What do Guy Fieri, the Stamford Diner, and Peekskill have in common? Aristidis Thanos, the restaurateur who recently acquired the Westchester Diner, and revamped the restaurant’s look and menu. (The Stamford Diner was featured on Fieri’s show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”.)

Two other local diners are also getting “the works”: Burger Diner plans on reopening soon after a devastating fire last year, and the Prime Diner (formerly Center Diner) is poised to be reopened as part of a larger development project.

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South Dakota Stockgrowers building receives historic designation


The iconic neon sign that sits on top of the Stockgrowers building. SDSGA / Courtesy

From SDPB: The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association building, a key feature of downtown Rapid City, has officially received designation as a historic state landmark.

SDSGA executive director Doris Lauing said they’re awaiting the same designation from the National Historic Preservation Society – administered by the Department of Interior.

“They said ‘you know, yeah, it’s a brick building – but it’s the organization, it’s the history of the organization, and the history of that sign that sits on our roof.’ That sign was created as our trademark in 1958,” Lauing said.

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