Monday, January 26, 2015

Wallet Card - A Toynbee Tile

Toynbee Tiles are an interesting urban mystery. No one knows who has imprinted these messages on the streets of various US cities, with their brief, cryptic messages - "Toynbee Idea - Movie 2001 - Resurrect Dead - Planet Jupiter". Wikipedia gives a pretty good overview of the theories behind these mysterious tiles which have been found on roads in the northeastern US since the late 1980s.

Though most of the tiles are in Philadelphia and nearby cities, they have been found as far as Boston to the north, Washington to the south and Kansas City to the west. Check out this map to see if there are any in your city, and where exactly they are.

Here's Donnie Wallet Card checking out the Toynbee tile at 35th Street and Broadway.

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