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Win a Trip to Your Ancestors’ Homelands
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Win a Trip to Your Ancestors’ Homelands

23andMe wants to send you on a journey based on your DNA test results.
Sponsored by 23andMe
Take an Audio Tour of Chicago’s Fine Arts Building
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Take an Audio Tour of Chicago’s Fine Arts Building

The Fine Arts building offers a sonic experience straight from the 1890s.
Sponsored by Red Bull
All 11,000 Places in the Atlas on One Map
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All 11,000 Places in the Atlas on One Map

The definitive map of the world’s extraordinary sights.
June 09, 2017
Announcing Our 2017 International Trips!
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Announcing Our 2017 International Trips!

Mark down these dates for adventure in the year ahead.
December 15, 2016
The 2016 Atlas Obscura Holiday Gift Guide
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The 2016 Atlas Obscura Holiday Gift Guide

Delight and confound your nearest and dearest with these strange and wondrous gifts.
December 09, 2016
Mapping the Year in Truck Spills
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Mapping the Year in Truck Spills

From pennies to Port-o-Potties, an exhaustive tally of 2016's most extraordinary highway truck spills.
December 06, 2016
Here's a Map of Suffragist Grave Sites to (Maybe) Visit After You Vote
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Here's a Map of Suffragist Grave Sites to (Maybe) Visit After You Vote

From Susan B. Anthony to Lucy Stone.
November 08, 2016
Here Are Even More of Your Election Panic Dreams
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Here Are Even More of Your Election Panic Dreams

"The dream was candidates around a roasting pig, and Bernie was running through the woods."
November 08, 2016
The 2016 Election Is Giving a Lot of People Night Terrors
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The 2016 Election Is Giving a Lot of People Night Terrors

Here are the panic dreams you sent us.
November 03, 2016
Please Tell Us About Your Panic Dreams
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Please Tell Us About Your Panic Dreams

It's not your fault.
November 02, 2016
We're Hitting the Road for a 12-City Book Tour Across America
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We're Hitting the Road for a 12-City Book Tour Across America

Come celebrate the release of our very first book!
September 07, 2016
Get Your Tickets For Our Enchanting Cemetery Soirées in NYC and Philly
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Get Your Tickets For Our Enchanting Cemetery Soirées in NYC and Philly

This fall, you can find our signature event in Green-Wood and Laurel Hill cemeteries.
August 26, 2016
Meet Our New Advice Columnist, Zardulu
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Meet Our New Advice Columnist, Zardulu

Lovesick? Fighting with friends? Get advice from the ancients.
August 25, 2016
The Secret Life of a Long Island Military Installation
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The Secret Life of a Long Island Military Installation

Camp Hero, an abandoned radio station, is a hub of questionable activity. Or so they say.
Sponsored by Netflix
The Island of Animal Experiments
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The Island of Animal Experiments

New York's Plum Island has been the source of so many conspiracy theories over the years.
Sponsored by Netflix
The True Villain in the Salem Witch Trials
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The True Villain in the Salem Witch Trials

The psychosis that took over the Massachusetts city might have been caused by mold.
Sponsored by Netflix
The Ultimate Crowdsourced Map of Long Distance Relationships
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The Ultimate Crowdsourced Map of Long Distance Relationships

Almost 600 people responded to our survey on far-flung love.
June 14, 2016
The Mystery Behind the Ozark Spooklight
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The Mystery Behind the Ozark Spooklight

Even an Army Corps study couldn't determine its source.
Sponsored by Netflix
15 Trees That Can't Even Right Now
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15 Trees That Can't Even Right Now

They just can't.
May 18, 2016
12 Places that Prove Berlin is a Brilliant Wunderkammer
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12 Places that Prove Berlin is a Brilliant Wunderkammer

The German capital is equal parts fairytale, steam bath, and spy meet-up.
April 27, 2016
A Guide to Places Turned Purple for Prince
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A Guide to Places Turned Purple for Prince

The New Power Generation came out in force.
April 21, 2016
The Wonders of Obscura Day 2016, in Photos
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The Wonders of Obscura Day 2016, in Photos

What adventurers saw and snapped during our annual day of exploration.
April 20, 2016
Photo of the Week: 50,000 Lights Bloom in the Desert
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Photo of the Week: 50,000 Lights Bloom in the Desert

See a blanket of tiny lights in Uluru, Australia.
March 28, 2016
The Ultimate Spring Baby Animal Cam Compendium
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The Ultimate Spring Baby Animal Cam Compendium

Need some animal babies in your life? Check out these live feeds.
March 25, 2016