Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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Inside the Gotthard Base Tunnel.
Bodio, Switzerland

Gotthard Base Tunnel

The world's longest and deepest train tunnel.
46.3726, 8.9233
Basel, Switzerland

Pharmazie-Historisches Museum der Universität Basel

One of the world's largest collections of pharmaceutical artifacts.
47.5537, 7.5861
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
41.8959, 12.4765
You'll never unsee it now.
Washington, Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
38.8903, -77.0332
The Yorkville Rock
Toronto, Canada

The Yorkville Rock

This massive, ancient stone was disassembled and then put back together again
43.6700, -79.3923
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Toronto, Canada

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

One of Canada's most incredible rare book collections hold hundreds of thousands of gorgeous tomes that the general public can touch
43.6641, -79.3985
Downtown Guelph's Naked Fountain Family.
Guelph, Canada

Naked Fountain Family

The nude sculpture on this fountain shocked conservative townsfolk when it was first unveiled, but not as much as the dead body found in it decades later.
43.5460, -80.2493
Waco Mammoth Site
Waco, Texas

Waco Mammoth Site

Visitors can walk over the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths to have died from one event
31.6077, -97.1700
Rome, Italy

Sculpture of Giovanni Paolo II

A sculpture serving as an homage to Pope John Paul II
41.9015, 12.5004
Monte Testaccio
Rome, Italy

Monte Testaccio

This hill made entirely of ancient Roman jars was simply a garbage dump to the people of the time
41.8752, 12.4749
La Resurrezione
Rome, Italy

La Resurrezione

If you want to talk to the Pope you will have to stare down this surreal vision of Jesus rising from a nuclear hell
41.9008, 12.4551
Mamertine Prison
Rome, Italy

Mamertine Prison

This ancient Roman prison is decorated with an upside-down cross not as blasphemy but as saintly tribute
41.8936, 12.4846
Lacus Curtius in the Roman Forum
Rome, Italy

Lacus Curtius

A mysterious chasm in the heart of the ancient Roman Forum, the Lacus Curtius was once believed to be a gateway to hell
41.8925, 12.4853
John Keats
Rome, Italy

Keats-Shelley Memorial House

Museum dedicated to literary greats of the Romantic Period is also the home in which Keats met his untimely end
41.9051, 12.4868
Cloaca Maxima's outfall is near the Ponte Rotto bridge.
Rome, Italy

Cloaca Maxima

The "Greatest Sewer" of ancient Rome is one of the oldest sewer systems in the world, and is still in use.
41.8889, 12.4803
Geneva, Switzerland

Treille Promenade

Arguably the longest wooden bench in the world snakes around Geneva's Treille Promenade
46.2010, 6.1451
Toblerone Line
Gland, Switzerland

Toblerone Line

This long line of cement defensive wedges is named after the famous chocolate bar for obvious reasons
46.4022, 6.2802
Marrakesh, Morocco

Miara Cemetery

Morocco's largest Jewish cemetery
31.6197, -7.9799
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
41.3758, 2.1777
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona's Baby Drop-off

Turntable anonymously received orphans, alms and groceries
41.3842, 2.1687
Saints Justus and Pastor... or Castor and Pollux?
Barcelona, Spain

Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor

Possibly the oldest church in Barcelona, this basilica has its pagan and Christian mythologies all mixed up.
41.3828, 2.1782
Jumbo the Elephant statue, St. Thomas, Ontario
Saint Thomas, Canada

Jumbo the Elephant

The statue of the famous elephant who was the original source of the word "jumbo".
42.7789, -81.2084
Texas Woofus
Dallas, Texas

The Texas Woofus

A mythical chimera first sculpted in 1936 as a mix of the main animals of Texas livestock.
32.7806, -96.7574
Venice, Italy

Reliquaries of St Mark's Basilica Treasury

An extensive collection of reliquaries containing the bones of saints housed in the largest Catholic church in Venice.
45.4346, 12.3399