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Sputnik Crash Site
A metal ring in the middle of the road marks the exact spot where the Soviet satellite crash-landed in 1962.
Added by lewblank
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower
At the strike of each hour the doors open to reenact the legend of the heroic mayor who saved his town by drinking a gallon of wine.
Added by e1savage
All the World's a Puppet Show at France's Biannual Festival
The international event's roots go back to a puppeteer who entertained kids during the Nazi occupation.
September 22, 2017
An Oregon Town Welcomed Its Sister City's Festival Queen—3 Decades Late
Why do our cities have sisters, anyway?
August 15, 2017
A tribute to the furry local heroes who helped get residents through many tough times.
Added by lsbrown3501
EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh
One of the largest aviation events in the world brings half a million aircraft enthusiasts to Wisconsin each year.
Added by bmooretified
An Italian Priest Brought the Virgin Mary to Beachgoers in a Paddle Boat
August 01, 2017
The Controversy Over Five Tons of Imported Party Mud
Locals in New Zealand say it's like importing sand to the desert.
July 27, 2017
There's a Cheddar Theft Mystery in England
The best-in-show winner has been pilfered.
July 19, 2017
Atlas Obscura's Total Eclipse Festival Is Officially Sold Out
For those of you joining us, stay tuned for more details on the final lineup.
July 18, 2017
Video Captures a Gorgeous Chinese Lavender Bloom
Huocheng County celebrates the blossoms with an annual festival.
July 13, 2017
Hogueras de Alicante (Bonfires of Alicante)
A celebration of solstice followed by a fiery purging of evils.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
A State-by-State Guide to the Best 2017 Solar Eclipse Festivals Still Available
Haven't made plans yet to see this August's once-in-a-lifetime celestial event? Read on.
June 23, 2017
Central City, Colorado
Madam Lou Bunch Day
Central City celebrates its most famous madam by racing beds down Main Street.
Added by jamesboneill
The Druid Stone
An enigmatic natural rock formation with a manmade passage cut through the center.
Added by Capemarsh
Santa Bárbara D'Oeste, Brazil
Confederate Colony in Brazil
The Confederacy is still celebrated by descendants of the thousands of Southerners that fled to São Paulo after the Civil War.
Added by AaronNetsky
La Quinta, California
Big Metal Roadrunner
A giant desert bird that once swung music fans at Coachella now has a home in a nearby traffic circle.
Added by James Ricci
An astounding annual light display honors the victims of one of Japan's most devastating earthquakes.
Added by Aidan Djabarov
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