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Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

18 Places To See Uncanny Specimens of Wax Anatomy
La Specola.
The Semmelweis Medical Museum in Budapest.
The Museum of Pathological Anatomy of the University of Florence
Anatomical exhibits at the Museo di Palazzo Poggi

18 Places To See Uncanny Specimens of Wax Anatomy

Relics of an earlier, cruder era in medicine.


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A Horror Buff's Great American Roadtrip
Still from the movie
The stairs at night
Hotel Vertigo
Halloween House
Bridge and quay used in the shark attack scene.
112 Ocean Avenue in 1973.

A Horror Buff’s Great American Roadtrip

30 real world locations from scary movies.


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Bone Houses: A Definitive Guide to the World's Ossuaries
Wall detail
Hallstatt Charnel House
Crypt of the Three Skeletons
Putim Ossuary
Dingolfing Beinhaus

Bone Houses: A Definitive Guide to the World’s Ossuaries

40 eerie places storing human skeletal remains.


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Wonders of Salt
The salt ponds
Koyashskoe Salt Lake against a clear, blue sky
The salt mines.
Salin Aigues-Mortes

Wonders of Salt

24 delicious places to pay homage to the most valuable rock in history.


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