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The Oldest Living Things in the World
Pando, the Trembling Giant
Some of the "Humongous Fungus"
Old Tjikko looking majestic like a +9k-yo should
Methuselah Grove
Prometheus Tree Stump

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Fifteen places to find some of the most ancient life on Earth.


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12 Tokyo Concept Cafés That Go Way Beyond Cats and Maids
Alcatraz ER
The "sweets-go-round" looking into the Milk Stand.
The front of Brasserie Kyushoku Toban
Catholic iconography at Christon Café.

12 Tokyo Concept Cafés That Go Way Beyond Cats and Maids

Think monsters and fembots instead.


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A Tour of Spectacular 1970s Art Made From the Landscape Itself
Double Negative's north trench
Lightning Field

A Tour of Spectacular 1970s Art Made From the Landscape Itself

Eight places to witness the incredible ambition of the Southwest land art movement.


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33 Places Famous for the Scandals That Occurred There
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum
An example of a sheet of LSD.
The Villisca Axe Murder House
The Salsa Bar
The foot bridge where dead drops occurred.

33 Places Famous for the Scandals That Occurred There

Death, money, sex—it’s all here.


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12 Bewildering Hills Where Gravity Seems to Work in Reverse
Gravity Hill starting line.
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Rua do Amendoim.

12 Bewildering Hills Where Gravity Seems to Work in Reverse

Don’t believe your eyes at these mystery spots.


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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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