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Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

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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17 Places to Hunt for Aliens Besides Area 51
From the air.
Dartmoor
1800s Alien Gravesite
Welcome to Wycliffe Well
Blue Mustang
UFO Welcome Center

17 Places to Hunt for Aliens Besides Area 51

Turns out you don't need to storm a secretive military facility to get your extraterrestrial fix.


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20 of the World's Most Extraordinary Cheeses
Cherni Vit green cheese.

20 of the World's Most Extraordinary Cheeses

From Romanian caves to Swedish moose farms, dairy delicacies lurk in surprising places.


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33 Deserted Places Around the World
The cinema in the Sinai Desert.
The deserted lighthouse.
Houses are covered with creepers in the deserted village.
The Eduard Bohlen, buried within a sea of sand.
Villa De Vecchi.

33 Deserted Places Around the World

These forsaken relics of another time are strangely beautiful.


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12 Forgotten Desserts of Yesteryear
A Whirla-Whip creation, flavored with with Nutella.

12 Forgotten Desserts of Yesteryear

Indulge in these deserted sweets before they disappear for good.


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10 'Deserts' Hiding Where You Wouldn't Expect to Find Them
Desert of Maine
The Great Kobuk Sand Dunes.
The Lemnos desert.
Jockey's Ridge
Lake Athabasca, Canada
GR6 trail through multiple pigments Colorado Provencal

10 'Deserts' Hiding Where You Wouldn't Expect to Find Them

Sand in strange places.


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