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The strange phenomenon causing gravity to "work backwards" on this hill has been blamed on the paranormal.
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Village of Twins
A village in India with a mysteriously high number of twins.
Added by Molly McBride Jacobson
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Rua do Amendoim
Cars mysteriously roll uphill on this street.
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Littleton, North Carolina
Cryptozoology & Paranomal Museum
Bigfoot prints, Feejee mermaids, and haunted dolls on display in a tiny North Carolina town.
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An auroral research program that superheats the ionosphere
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Los Angeles, California
Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil
High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil
Added by Rachel
Edison's Last Breath at the Henry Ford Museum
Housed in the Henry Ford museum is a test tube said to hold Thomas Edison's last breath
Added by Dylan
The only remaining collection of flayed figures made by French "madman" Honoré Fragonard
Added by mbison
Electric Ladyland: The Museum of Fluorescent Art
The world's only museum devoted to the wonders of fluorescence.
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New York, New York
Times Square Hum
A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange, and purposeful, humming noise.
Added by Josh
The Gurdon Light
A mysterious light floating in the trees of Gurdon, Arkansas may be a piezoelectric effect
Parkes Radio Telescope
Giant dish located in a sheep paddock was primary receiver of Apollo 11 TV transmissions
Added by Trevor
Musée de l'Absinthe
One woman's decades-long obsession with the "La Fée Verte."
Added by Alicia Bones
Frozen Dead Guy Days
An annual festival celebrating Colorado's most famous frozen corpse
Added by Leslie McIntyre
Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute
A collection of poisonous snakes and reptiles for the whole family to enjoy
Added by barnumbrownie
Tacoma Narrows Bridge
This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think
Rousakis Plaza Echo Square
"X" marks the spot of an echo chamber in the middle of a plaza
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Brain collection of Michigan State University
Brain collection and database that narrows the gap between man and animal
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