To help celebrate the annual festival of broken necks, the town of Bassersdorf in Zurich, Switzerland holds a parade featuring some of the most ridiculous floats you’ve ever seen, including one with a working roller coaster that Hollywood stuntmen would pass on riding.
One of the coolest sites on the internet is Tulane University's Louisiana Research Collection of Mardi Gras costume and float designs. Here, thousands upon thousands of pieces of concept art detail parade pageantry dating back to the mid-1800s.
It wasn't the R&B madness of Marvel Comics' 1980s parade floats, but the 1986 Masters of the Universe rig did an admirable job showcasing such crowd favorites as Mosquitor and Snout Spout. Does anybody know what Snout Spout's doing these days? I'd love to interview that guy. Dolph Lundgren narrated this performance …