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33 Places Famous for the Scandals That Occurred There
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum
Parking space D32, where the secret meetings between Bob Woodward and Mark “Deep Throat” Felt took place.
An example of a sheet of LSD.
The Villisca Axe Murder House
The Salsa Bar
The foot bridge where dead drops occurred.

33 Places Famous for the Scandals That Occurred There

Death, money, sex—it's all here.


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12 Bewildering Hills Where Gravity Seems to Work in Reverse
Gravity Hill starting line.
Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0 by John Phillips
Rua do Amendoim.

12 Bewildering Hills Where Gravity Seems to Work in Reverse

Don't believe your eyes at these mystery spots.


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An Unromantic Look at 10 Preserved, Disembodied Hearts
Heart of Louis XVII
Chopin's Heart
Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire
Voltaire in marble resting atop his real, fleshy heart (as captured in 1924)
Heart Ex Votos
The inscription from a 1375 John Barbour poem translates to, "A noble heart can know no ease without freedom."

An Unromantic Look at 10 Preserved, Disembodied Hearts

Where to find the heart relics of popes, princes, and at least one racehorse.


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See the World the Old-Fashioned Way at These 7 Cameras Obscura
Santa Monica Camera Obscura
Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction, The Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile
The Observatory
Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky

See the World the Old-Fashioned Way at These 7 Cameras Obscura

Where to explore the vestiges of the 19th-century camera obscura craze.


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18 Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals, and Why They Were Left Behind
Peeling paint inside The Maples.
Zelda Fitzgerald's Abandoned Sanatorium.
An ornate door
Inside the Pool Park Asylum
Abandoned statues on the garden grounds

18 Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals, and Why They Were Left Behind

Explore the ghosts of mental-health history.


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The Abandoned Amusement Park Great American Road Trip
Abandoned Neverland Ranch
Hobbiton, USA
Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark
Santa Claus, Arizona.
March 2019

The Abandoned Amusement Park Great American Road Trip

Maybe the only thing more fun than a tour of U.S. theme parks is a tour of their crumbling ruins.


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