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The Trophy Room at the top of the Explorers Club headquarters
New York, New York

Explorers Club Headquarters

A treasure trove of artifacts, books, and artwork from the "golden age" of exploration.
40.7699, -73.9656
Brooklyn, New York

Pencil Factory

Once part of a vast Pencil empire and where the first colored pencils were produced.
40.7297, -73.9576
The Infinity Climber.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Infinity Climber

A playground inspired by differential calculus dangles from the ceiling of the Liberty Science Center.
40.7083, -74.0545
The lamps shine along Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
34.0628, -118.3594
Garbage Plate
Rochester, New York

Garbage Plates at Nick Tahou Hots

Rochester's signature culinary delicacy.
43.1539, -77.6212
City Reliquary Museum
Brooklyn, New York

City Reliquary

Brooklyn has some great collections and some weird collections. This is both.
40.7140, -73.9558
Li Grand Zombi
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans.
29.9598, -90.0639
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
34.1184, -118.3004
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial holocaust memorial.
52.5139, 13.3789
Los Angeles, California

Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel

A carousel trades in its classic horses and calliope for endangered species, native flora and fauna, and a modern soundtrack.
34.1473, -118.2888
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The Abandoned Zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars.
34.1339, -118.2886
Bust of Marie Antoinette from Mary Poppins
Anaheim, California

Disneyland's Club 33

The hidden jewel of Disneyland: a members only playground for the Disney elite.
33.8118, -117.9195
Swirling keys on Mortillaro's shop. (acetonic/Flickr)
New York, New York

Greenwich Locksmith

Phil Mortillaro uses keys to bring art back to the Village.
40.7315, -74.0042
New York, New York

C-Squat

A notorious punk house turned co-op.
40.7258, -73.9779
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
40.7346, -73.9903
The wishbones of departed soldiers.
New York, New York

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House

Touching mementoes from those who didn't make it back from World War I still hang in one of New York's oldest bars.
40.7288, -73.9897
Guinea hen & chickens
Brooklyn, New York

Bushwick City Farms

Two community gardens under the elevated subway lines on a very busy commercial strip in Bushwick.
40.6981, -73.9371
Brooklyn, New York

Grand Army Plaza

Step inside Brooklyn's hidden puppet library for a little fun... no strings attached!
40.6731, -73.9700
Entrance to Mount Prospect Park
Brooklyn, New York

Mount Prospect Park

This city park was once a lookout point for George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
40.6720, -73.9668
The Brooklyn Theatre Fire obelisk.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery's Brooklyn Theatre Fire Memorial

A mass grave for victims of one of the city’s worst fires.
40.6591, -73.9958
New York, New York

Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations.
40.7357, -73.9905
Overlooking New York Harbor.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
40.6590, -73.9956
A NASA photo of the crater
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
35.0281, -111.0232
"Pusher Street" in 2007, after eviction of the hash stands. A "no photo sign" remains. The hash stands have since returned. (Wikimedia Commons)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
55.6735, 12.5958