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An Unromantic Look at 10 Preserved, Disembodied Hearts
Heart of Louis XVII
Chopin's Heart
Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire
Voltaire in marble resting atop his real, fleshy heart (as captured in 1924)
Heart Ex Votos
The inscription from a 1375 John Barbour poem translates to, "A noble heart can know no ease without freedom."

An Unromantic Look at 10 Preserved, Disembodied Hearts

Where to find the heart relics of popes, princes, and at least one racehorse.


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See the World the Old-Fashioned Way at These 7 Cameras Obscura
Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction, The Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile
The Observatory
Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky

See the World the Old-Fashioned Way at These 7 Cameras Obscura

Where to explore the vestiges of the 19th-century camera obscura craze.


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18 Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals, and Why They Were Left Behind
Peeling paint inside The Maples.
Zelda Fitzgerald's Abandoned Sanatorium.
An ornate door
Inside the Pool Park Asylum
Abandoned statues on the garden grounds

18 Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals, and Why They Were Left Behind

Explore the ghosts of mental-health history.


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The Abandoned Amusement Park Great American Road Trip
Abandoned Neverland Ranch
Hobbiton, USA
Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark
Santa Claus, Arizona.

The Abandoned Amusement Park Great American Road Trip

Maybe the only thing more fun than a tour of U.S. theme parks is a tour of their crumbling ruins.


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The Best of Weird Florida
Weeki Wachee 60th Anniversary, 2007.
The Manor
Photo of Skunk Ape captured by Dave Shealy.
Some visiting Amish at a nearby beach, approximately 7 miles away from Pinecraft. Picture is of either Siesta Key, Lido Beach, or Longboat Key.
Opa-locka City Hall.
Reef rocker shredding in the Yellow Submarine.

The Best of Weird Florida

America’s strange has sunk to the bottom and settled in these Floridian places.


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The Highest Places in America
Cheaha State Park
Mount Denali
Humphreys Peak
The Highest Point in Arkansas
Smithsonian Institution Shelter on Mount Whitney's summit, Sierra Nevada, California.
Trail Through an Aspen Grove

The Highest Places in America

Where to get high in each of the 50 states.


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