And bizarrely, this public sculpture by artist Brett Murray in South Africa features multiple versions of Bart's head protruding from all over its body, like a rash you'd get from eating too many Butterfingers.
Brett Murray"Don't have an outbreak, man."
A Small Town In Iowa Randomly Decided To Be Captain Kirk's Birthplace
For Star Trek fanatics who are looking for a real-world connection to the iconic TV series but don't want to put in the arduous work of becoming an actual astronaut or pay Elon Musk to jettison them into the final frontier, we have a solution. You can visit Riverside, Iowa, the quaint little town where Mr. Kirk will give Mrs. Kirk all he's got roughly 200 years from now.
Why is Riverside the birthplace of Kirk? Well, it was never referenced in the TV show. Nor in the movies. It wasn't even emblazoned on the side of an Eggo waffle. Since Kirk mentioned he was from Iowa, Riverside publicly declared that they were Jim Kirk's hometown after being persuaded to by a local Trekkie. Creator Gene Roddenberry didn't give enough of a shit to say no, so now it's canon, dammit (Jim). Visiting Riverside, you can check out the specific spot where Kirk will one day be born, complete with a bench so you can spend hours soaking in all the future rugged masculine vibes.
City of Riverside, IowaWe hope they plan to build a hospital there sometime in the next two centuries -- though honestly, the site of the world arm wrestling championship seems equally appropriate.