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Dave Experiences a Hurricane Simulator [VIDEO]

So now I can say that I have experienced an ACTUAL hurricane (Ike, September 2008) and a SIMULATED hurricane (mall in Paducah, June 2014).

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Jamie Rector/Getty Images
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Why Do Gas Prices Around Here Have to Be So @#$% High?

I was driving back from Nashville Sunday evening and stopped at a little place just north of the city--but still likely in the Nashville metro--to get gas.

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Friday Night Fireworks at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are celebrating Friday Night Fireworks at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari by giving you the chance to win tickets every Friday through August 1st.  Last Friday, I went over to Santa Claus to broadcast live and catch the fireworks for myself.  Check this out!  I happened to capture the grand finale and it was absolutely awesome!

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Category: Family, Travel, Videos
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Mystery Surrounds Major Announcement at Holiday World [Video]

The truth is out there.  Somewhere.  And just about every coaster enthusiast and amusement park buff has a theory about what Holiday World's big announcement is going to be.  Yep!  In May, the park launched a brand new website called 66 Days at Sea and that website serves as a countdown to Thursday, July 24th, when officials at Holiday World are set to make a MAJOR announcement.  But, so far, they are only giving extremely vague hints as to what that announcement may be.  But check out this video.  Two Indiana teenagers named Jordan and Alec have poured over every detail of every single clue and they think they're onto something.

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Visit Indiana via YouTube
Visit Indiana via YouTube
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Honest-To-Goodness Indiana: New Visit Indiana Song [Video]

This is GREAT!  Visit Indiana has just released a brand new music video to promote the Hoosier State.  Check it out.  You'll hear some hometown shout-outs in the lyrics and you'll recognize some very familiar tri-state places in the video.

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RoadJourneys via YouTube
RoadJourneys via YouTube
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Chad’s Travel Nightmare: The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada [Video]

You thought that Bates Motel was a freak show?  You haven't seen anything yet!  Over the weekend, my friend David Smith taunted me on Facebook with a link to a story about Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada.  I am horrified.  Traumatized.  Nearly speechless.  And All I can think to say are three words.  Oh.  Hell.  No.  Check out the video I found about this place!

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Category: Humor, Travel, Videos
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
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Blue Bridge Traffic Restrictions to Begin Tuesday

It seems there isn't a quadrant of Owensboro that's been untouched by some sort of roadwork or road construction. On Tuesday, we'll add the Blue Bridge to the mix.

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66 Days at Sea: A Mystery Brews at Holiday World

The voyage officially began May 19th, 2014.  That's the day Holiday World launched its new 66 Days at Sea website.  At first look, it appears that the site is merely a companion piece to the park's brand new swinging ship ride, The Mayflower.  But is it? 

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Chad and Brett Join 350 Roller Coaster Enthusiasts at Holiday World’s Holiwood Nights [Photo]

They literally come from all over the United States and the world.  350 roller coaster enthusiasts were in Santa Claus, Indiana this past weekend for two days of chills and thrills at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari. And Brett and I got to join the fun!

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Theme Park Review via YouTube
Theme Park Review via YouTube
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New Olympic-Themed Roller Coaster Thrills in Germany [Video]

I love the Olympics and I love roller coasters.  And the Germans have found the perfect marriage between the two.  Check out this amazing-looking new roller coaster called "Olympia", which sends its riders upside down in five gigantic Olympic rings!

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Category: Travel
Google Self-Driving Car Project via YouTube
Google Self-Driving Car Project via YouTube
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How Far Away Are We from Self-Driving Cars? [VIDEO]

Here's my question...will self-driving cars, should they go mainstream, ALL look like that? Because THAT is one ugly car. I mean, will they make Camaros, Mustangs, and Challengers that self-drive? What about trucks?

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Dave Spencer
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Magnet, Indiana Civil War Memorial the Perfect Discovery on Memorial Day Weekend [VIDEO]

I've mentioned many times my affinity for hitting the road and discovering new places. Give me any old back road and I'm pretty sure I'll want to see where it leads.

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