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Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

What Ho, Apothecary! 18 Intriguing Pharmacy Museums
Apothecary jars in main room
18th century Viennese Apoteka
Remedies at The Chemist's Collection.
In the pharmacy cellar.

What Ho, Apothecary! 18 Intriguing Pharmacy Museums

Take a calmative and visit one of these preserved drug preparers.


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Hidden Congress: An Alternative Tour of the U.S. Capitol
The former columns of the U.S. Capitol date from 1829.
Inside the dome wall.
The tunnels all look slightly differiently
An Architect of the Capitol employee laughs next to the flag elevator.
Senate-side tower
The Main Reading Room Catalog

Hidden Congress: An Alternative Tour of the U.S. Capitol

12 far less obvious destinations in and around D.C.’s Capitol Hill.


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A Storybook Tour of London's Literary Past
The Paddington Bear statue at Paddington station.
The central interior of Leadenhall Market
221b, Baker Street
Peter Pan is the boy who never grows up.
The house was built in 1700.

A Storybook Tour of London’s Literary Past

Page through England’s capital city with Potter, Poppins, Paddington, and Pan.


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25 Places Commemorating Women Who Were Ahead of Their Time
Admiral Grace Hopper's bug.
Angelus Temple
Monument and park dedicated to Dr. McCarroll with plaque detailing her deeds
Jeju Mermaids

25 Places Commemorating Women Who Were Ahead of Their Time

These career ladies hammered cracks into the glass ceiling.


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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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