Atlas Obscura Lists
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Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

10 Unusual Border Feuds Around the World
Liberland flag.
The Kuril Islands
An overview of the Marble Hill neighborhood, seen from the west.
Hans Island
Preah Vihear Temple
This lighthouse island defines the border between Sweden and Finland.

10 Unusual Border Feuds Around the World

Disputed islands, urban exclaves, and twists of geopolitics.


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14 Wondrous Fruits With Extraordinary Flavors
The ackee's yellow portion is edible, but the black seeds are toxic.
The bright pink engkala with its signature green cap.

14 Wondrous Fruits With Extraordinary Flavors

These fruits give “nature’s candy” a whole new meaning.


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14 Unique and Extraordinary Breads From Around the World
Behold, the most popular bread topping in the Netherlands.
A pile of crispy borsok.
An array of t'anta wawa.

14 Unique and Extraordinary Breads From Around the World

Less Wonder Bread, more wondrous bread.


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The United States of Abandoned Places
Spectre Set Ruins
Santa Claus, Arizona.
The hero of Dogpatch USA.
Runoff Collection Pond from Mine Tailings in Leadville Mining District.

The United States of Abandoned Places

From Alabama to Wyoming, there are abandoned towns, amusement parks, and ruins lurking in your home state.


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26 of the World's Most Astounding Abandoned Resorts
The refuge at Chacaltaya, home to the world's highest restaurant.
Ghost Palace Hotel as seen from the main entrance
Maya Hotel.
Deertrail ruins.
Abandoned Haludovo Palace Hotel
Hotel Monte Palace

26 of the World's Most Astounding Abandoned Resorts

From the forests of Canada to the beaches of Croatia, the Earth is dotted with forgotten relics of relaxation.


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These 10 Chilly Buildings Are Full of Seeds, Ice Samples, and Cheese
Inside the National Ice Core Lab freezer.
Yakhchāl in Yazd, Iran
Entrance
Windcatcher of Dolat Abad in Yazd.
Storage space in the vaults.

These 10 Chilly Buildings Are Full of Seeds, Ice Samples, and Cheese

These aren't your average refrigerators.


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