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The Delicate Glass Sea Creatures of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka
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The Delicate Glass Sea Creatures of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

A father-and-son team created a menagerie of incredible glass models using mysterious methods.
Sponsored by The Corning Museum of Glass
Plot a Pinball-Themed Roadtrip With This Handy Map of America's Best Parlors
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Plot a Pinball-Themed Roadtrip With This Handy Map of America's Best Parlors

This cross-country route takes in the 37 greatest pinball arcades in the U.S.
August 23, 2016
The Bloody Histories and Remaining Relics of 5 Violent Feuds
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The Bloody Histories and Remaining Relics of 5 Violent Feuds

Things get heated.
August 11, 2016
Atlas Obscura's Great Nevada Road Trip
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Atlas Obscura's Great Nevada Road Trip

Five days. Fifty hidden wonders. A thousand miles.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
The Fantastical Beauty of Sunken Ruins
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The Fantastical Beauty of Sunken Ruins

Ominous landscapes of aquatic exploration.
July 21, 2016
100 Wonders: The Bristlecone Pines
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100 Wonders: The Bristlecone Pines

The world's oldest living trees have been growing in Nevada for more than 5,000 years.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
9 Places Where You Can See Spying and Surveillance in Action
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9 Places Where You Can See Spying and Surveillance in Action

A different sort of listening party.
June 24, 2016
100 Wonders: Cave of the Crystals
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100 Wonders: Cave of the Crystals

A gargantuan crystal kingdom is hidden beneath the surface of Chihuahua, Mexico.
March 24, 2016
The Unflinching Warfare of the Lima Bean
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The Unflinching Warfare of the Lima Bean

It has more defensive tools than you could possibly imagine.
March 22, 2016
How Female Anglerfish Got Their Glow
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How Female Anglerfish Got Their Glow

It's a lure, with lights.
March 21, 2016
100 Wonders: The Great Boston Molasses Flood
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100 Wonders: The Great Boston Molasses Flood

In 1919 a wave of molasses traveling at 35mph destroyed an entire neighborhood.
March 18, 2016
The Mind Control of the Lancet Liver Fluke
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The Mind Control of the Lancet Liver Fluke

Its path through the animal world is quite twisted.
March 18, 2016
Fascinating Photos from the Secret Trash Collection in a New York Sanitation Garage
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Fascinating Photos from the Secret Trash Collection in a New York Sanitation Garage

Garbage can be beautiful, if sorted correctly.
March 17, 2016
The Brainless Life of the Sea Squirt
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The Brainless Life of the Sea Squirt

A sea zombie, in video form.
March 17, 2016
100 Wonders: The Iron Road
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100 Wonders: The Iron Road

A climbing route in the mountains of Italy's Dolomites, built for soldiers during World War I.
March 10, 2016
100 Wonders: The Underwater Ballroom
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100 Wonders: The Underwater Ballroom

The abandoned room beneath a lake was built by extravagant Victorian criminal Whitaker Wright.
March 03, 2016
100 Wonders: The Underground Carnival
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100 Wonders: The Underground Carnival

February 25, 2016
100 Wonders: Don Justo's Self Built Cathedral
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100 Wonders: Don Justo's Self Built Cathedral

February 18, 2016
100 Wonders: The Atomic Clock
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100 Wonders: The Atomic Clock

February 04, 2016
100 Wonders: The Merry Cemetery
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100 Wonders: The Merry Cemetery

January 28, 2016
100 Wonders: The Mapparium
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100 Wonders: The Mapparium

January 21, 2016
100 Wonders: The Secret City of the Cosmonauts
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100 Wonders: The Secret City of the Cosmonauts

January 14, 2016
100 Wonders: A Visit with a Frozen Dead Guy
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100 Wonders: A Visit with a Frozen Dead Guy

January 07, 2016
100 Wonders: Battleship Island
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100 Wonders: Battleship Island

December 17, 2015