Remember the road that played the William Tell Overture
when driven over at 55 mph? The Honda
marketing ploy kept neighbors awake at night, so the city paved over it. Now, in another great example of "small town comes up with oddball tourist attraction," the city of Lancaster, California got hundreds of phone calls requesting they save the road. So not only has the city devoted $35,000 to putting the road in another location, they've even been approached by other companies that want to subsidize the cost or pay for it entirely in return for publicity. Why? Because, in the words of the Lancaster mayor, "It will be a tourist attraction. It will pull people off the freeway." Since we've been to Lancaster and know that there is nothing else to do, we might believe it. And yet again, William Tell lives to ride another day...