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May 6
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The scalp purported to be from a legendary yeti, at the Nepal village of Khumjung.
Khumjung, Nepal

The Yeti Scalp of Khumjung

A Himalayan monastery claims to have a piece of a centuries-old abominable snowman.
27.8250, 86.7159
I mean come on
Peru

Huayna Picchu

If you’ve ever seen a picture of Macchu Picchu, then you’ve seen a picture of Huayna Picchu — you just didn’t realize it
-13.1631, -72.5450
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
Mount Monadnock, typically crowded.
Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Mount Monadnock

Known as one of the most climbed mountains in the world, this barren peak is permanently bald thanks to an anti-wolf fire
42.8614, -72.1081
Crown Fountain
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people
41.8816, -87.6242
Chicago, Illinois

Sears Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalled view
41.8789, -87.6363
Exchange Street
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots
32.7903, -97.3461
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain
22.2837, 114.1548
(Flickr/DoNotLick)
Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Valley in Hong Kong holds a tranquil Buddha that wants your money
22.2526, 113.8997
Kyoto, Japan

Sanjusangendo

1001 carved statues of the Buddhist God of Mercy, each with a unique face
34.9882, 135.7717
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock
60.1730, 24.9250
Oslo, Norway

Frogner Park's Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement

Norway's massive and sometimes disturbing sculpture park is the world's largest to be created by a single artist
59.9267, 10.7014
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic
59.3280, 18.0914
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

Chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock
44.8783, 15.6112
"I voted today" stickers pay tribute to Susan B. Anthony
Rochester, New York

Susan B. Anthony's Grave

The gravestone of the suffragist leader has attracted extra visitors during the 2016 election.
43.1251, -77.6173
Rochester, New York

Mount Hope Cemetery

An antique cemetery in New York, this land is home to any number of famed corpses.
43.1302, -77.6021
The taxidermed elephant head that's on display in the main room.
Rochester, New York

The George Eastman Museum

The home, museum, and death site of Kodak's influential founder
43.1529, -77.5800
Mill network at Kinderdijk
Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Birthplace of the "Cat in the Cradle" and a cluster of iconic, original windmills that let the Dutch tame the seas
51.8833, 4.6333
Sky Tower
Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower

A New Zealand communications tower stands as the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere
-36.8481, 174.7627
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs
-38.1368, 176.2497
Devil's Bath
Waiotapu, New Zealand

Devil's Bath

This electric green sulphur lake in New Zealand looks like a cartoonish radioactive dump site
-38.3558, 176.3675
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

A cave lit with glowworms.
-38.2610, 175.1043
Looking down to the lower level structures
Urubamba, Peru

Wiñay Wayna

These steeply terraced ruins are a stop along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
-13.1930, -72.5366
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Escadaria Selarón Mosaic Steps

A 125-meter long "tribute to the Brazilian people"
-22.9175, -43.1888