I have been a fan of the DQ® system for decades, and grew up with a small walk-up store near my childhood Minneapolis home. During my lifetime so far, I’ve watched the brand evolve yet keep its nostalgic feel. It is a significant part of not only my history, but also the memories of many, many others. A DQ® restaurant operator in Franklin, Pa., has taken this history idea to a whole new level—there is a six-ton, genuine NASA space capsule right in the front yard of the restaurant. It seems NASA had a number of capsule “shells” constructed after an abortive 1961 Mercury mission. The ill-fated capsule’s hatch blew, leaving the craft to sink into the Atlantic Ocean before crews could retrieve it, although that spacecraft was recently recovered. After that, NASA used the extra capsules in training; they’d parachute them into the ocean so Navy frogmen could practice retrieving them. This particular space capsule came to be in front of the DQ® restaurant because the operator purchased it after he heard of it sitting at a U.S. government junkyard nearby. What unique or interesting items have you seen displayed in front of DQ® locations?