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New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7235, -74.0002
Galileo's Middle Finger
Florence, Italy

Galileo's Middle Finger

The middle finger of modernity
43.7677, 11.2560
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
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love
33.2542, -115.4727
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane
39.9673, -75.1737
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
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina - Roman Cat Sanctuary

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered
41.8962, 12.4763
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
Poised to go sledding at White Sands National Monument.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it
32.8364, -106.0558
Sculpture showing dolphin blowhole sex
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex
40.7442, -73.9877
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York
40.7346, -73.9903
Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

First a horse rendering plant, then a 19th century landfill, this beach of glass is scavenger heaven
40.5780, -73.8886
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history
40.7275, -73.9801
Tufa tower on south shore of Mono Lake
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp
38.0165, -119.0093
Slab City sign
Calipatria, California

Slab City California

During winter months, abandoned navy base becomes off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees
33.2589, -115.4664
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden: The Great Buddha Hall

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds
34.6851, 135.8050
Rome, Italy

Rome's Doll Hospital - Ospedale delle Bambole

A hospital where antique dolls are given new life
41.9043, 12.4754
A place to sit and admire the sea.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea
33.2987, -115.9561
A partial view of the Davis Monthan Air Force Base via GoogleEarth.
Tucson, Arizona

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

The world's largest military aircraft cemetery
32.1528, -110.8095
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum
35.2790, -120.6638
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world
34.0509, -118.2498
Brooklyn, New York

Morbid Anatomy Museum

A museum devoted to bringing to light forgotten or neglected histories through exhibitions, education and public programming.
40.6729, -73.9901
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relic)

One of Bangkok's oldest temples and home to Thailand's largest monastic order
13.7572, 100.4926
Belize

The Crystal Maiden of the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Belize cave containing the sparkling, calcite covered skeletons of Mayan children, sacrificed to the rain god
17.1155, -88.8959