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Bones from the former Magdeleine cemetery (La Ville Leveque Street numbers 1 and 2). Deposited in 1844 in the western ossuary (bone repository) and transferred to the catacombs in September 1859.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them
48.8343, 2.3322
Père Lachaise in snow
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs
48.8594, 2.3910
Niagara Falls, Canada

Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls nearby tourist trap, Clifton Hill is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both
43.0911, -79.0741
The descent of the snake god
Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show
20.6816, -88.5677
Toronto, Canada

Bata Shoe Museum

Collection of over twelve thousand shoes, displayed in a building shaped like a shoebox
43.6674, -79.4000
Niagara Falls Aerocar
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls Whirlpool Aerocar

Gliding over the Niagara Falls whirlpool since 1916
43.1337, -79.0568
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a sordid past
51.5131, -0.1103
Toronto, Canada

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase
43.6425, -79.3873
Greater London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth
51.5078, -0.1288
Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship
51.5069, -0.0904
Dixie Cup Water Tower. (Creative Commons)
Lexington, Kentucky

Dixie Cup Water Tower

Unique tower has outlasted a takeover of the company
38.0800, -84.5267
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel"
48.8526, 2.3471
Zavikon Island, Canada

Zavikon Island

The purported world's shortest international bridge connects a homeowner in Canada to his backyard in New York
44.3695, -75.9137
Ottawa Jail Hostel. (Wikimedia Commons)
Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa Jail Hostel

Once a notorious prison known for inhumane practices
45.4247, -75.6887
Sunlight beams into the Cenote (Flickr/soyignatius)
Mexico

Cenote Xkeken

These azure waters were thought to lead to the Mayan Underworld
20.6617, -88.2435
Paris, France

Foucoult's Pendulum and the Paris Pantheon

19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists
48.8468, 2.3459
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts
48.8566, 2.3522
London Stone
Greater London, England

The London Stone

This legendary stone is of unknown origin, and throughout history has been a literal touchstone for British leaders
51.5116, -0.0895
The Glorious Diorama
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment" with a presentation featuring a large diorama
36.0155, -114.7474
Toronto, Canada

Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

43.6136, -79.3853
The haunted-house-like entrance.
Greater London, England

The Clink Prison Museum

An incarceration museum on the spot of possibly the oldest prison in England
51.5070, -0.0919
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places
51.5029, -0.1301
The Biblio-Mat dispenses random used books to delighted readers
Toronto, Canada

The Monkey's Paw

A book collector's dream, The Monkey's Paw in Toronto has the world's first "Biblio-Mat", a random book vending machine
43.6493, -79.4234
The colour coded directions are integrated into the signs.
Toronto, Canada

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers
43.6487, -79.3781