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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7235, -74.0002
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mutter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain
39.9535, -75.1768
Albuquerque, New Mexico

American International Rattlesnake Museum

A museum devoted entirely to the rattlesnakes and snake-related art
35.0963, -106.6695
Vienna, Austria

Republic of Kugelmugel

A spherical "micro-nation" in the heart of Vienna
48.2155, 16.3961
Budapest, Hungary

Semmelweis Medical Museum

A museum in the childhood house of a medical pioneer
47.4930, 19.0432
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt
49.9830, 20.0557
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

A cave lit with glowworms
-38.2610, 175.1043
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a German father and son
42.3784, -71.1165
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
Brooklyn, New York

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel

In the middle of downtown Brooklyn lies a 165 year old secret hidden right below the surface (closed to the public indefinitely)
40.6897, -73.9924
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln
39.0042, -77.0392
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane
39.9673, -75.1737
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

America's Oldest Operating Theater

America's oldest existing surgical theater, where you can practically hear the screams
39.9456, -75.1556
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

Mummified holy right fist of a 1,000-year-old Saint-king
47.5007, 19.0535
New York, New York

The New York Earth Room

A room in New York City that contains 250 cubic yards of dirt worth a million dollars
40.7260, -73.9999
New York, New York

Maxilla & Mandible

A Natural History and Science Emporium
40.7837, -73.9742
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned urban park
40.7392, -74.0083
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death
42.3573, -71.0613
Liberation Army Soldier
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs
47.4250, 19.0026
Boston, Massachusetts

The Ether Dome

19th-century operating theatre in which the use of ether was first demonstrated - plus, a skeleton and a mummy!
42.3624, -71.0698
Lightship Frying Pan at Pier 66 Maritime
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home
40.7519, -74.0084
Brooklyn, New York

Minerva in the Green-Wood Cemetery

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies
40.6594, -73.9963
Tempelhof postcard, ca early 1960's
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport
52.4838, 13.3877