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Frankfurt, Germany

Frau Rauscher Fountain

This German fountain of a legendary apple wine-loving drink thief will spit on you.
Frankfurt, Germany

Pinkelbaum (Peeing Tree)

After years of being casually peed on by humans, this tree is peeing back.
Austin, Texas

The Sometimes Islands

Some islands... they come, they go, especially on Lake Travis.
Austin, Texas

Big Bertha Drum

Controversially claiming the title of world's biggest bass drum, UT's Big Bertha was once made radioactive by the Manhattan Project.
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
Austin, Texas

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

This failed condo development was reborn as a street art hub.
Belize City, Belize

Great Blue Hole

A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau.
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Arad, Bahrain

Arad Fort

This beautifully historic Bahrain fortress might not be the most popular attraction around, but that might make it all the better.
Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain World Trade Center

Skyscraper powered by wind turbines attached between its towers.
Bahrain

Tree of Life

Unusual tale of vegetation and fertility in the desert.
Saudi Arabia

The Lonely Castle

The remote tomb known as Qasr al-Farid is carved right into a giant Saudi Arabian boulder.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Al 'Ula

Within the Saudi Arabian desert lies a 2,000-year-old ghost town made of stone and mud.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Mada'in Saleh

Ancient Nabatean caravan city filled with desert tombs.
Saudi Arabia

Al Wahbah Crater

This giant volcanic crater holds its very own field of salt.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Studentenkarzer

A preserved college lock-up that recalls a clubhouse approach to discipline.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Thingstatte

Nazi edifice built on a sacred mountain site used by various German cults.
London, England

The Oval Space

This former medical factory gives home to cutting edge arts in the shadow of a gas works.