Lois Lane Statue Unveiled

Over the weekend Metropolis, Illinois unveiled the Lois Lane statue at this years Superman Celebration. Noel Neill, who played Lois Lane in the 1940s and ’50s tv show attended the unveiling of the Lois Lane statue. Shaky cam video after the jump!

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The Superman Museum

“Look, in a small town in Southern IL, it’s… giant Superman statue?…” But what about Smallville, you ask? Well, if Smallville is sooo great and truly is Superman’s hometown, why don’t they have a giant Superman statue in the middle of town or even a Superman museum? Metropolis does! In 1972, to increase tourism, the citizens of  Metropolis embraced the fact that the their town shared a name with Superman’s fictional city. So, they erected a giant statue of The Man of Steel next to the county courthouse and built a Superman museum to honor their hero’s past. The town’s newspaper is even called The Metropolis Planet. There is also the largest Dippin’ Dots, The Ice Cream of the Future, store, but that’s another story all together. The cool thing about Metropolis is that D. C. Comics is totally on board, declaring the town to be “Superman’s Hometown.” The town was even depicted in a few issues of the Superman Comics.

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Robot Hall of Fame – Roboworld

Carnegie Science Center provides the first look at experiences and exhibits in the
world’s largest robotics exhibition, opening June 13, 2009

PITTSBURGH, April 21, 2009 — Carnegie Science Center today revealed plans and exhibit details for roboworld™, the world’s largest and most comprehensive permanent robotics exhibition, opening June 13, 2009.

The $3.5 million exhibition will permanently occupy a 6,000 square-foot exhibit area on the second floor of the Science Center previously used for touring exhibitions and will feature several dozen hands-on, interactive exhibit stations focusing on the themes of robotic sensing, thinking, and acting.

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