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Holiday Gift Guide: Atlas Obscura Books and Calendars
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Escape Plan DC: George Washington’s Washington

See the area around the nation's capital the way our first president did, complete with trips to Washington's local tavern and apothecary.
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Escape Plan SF: A Tour of Tech History

This excursion is a fascinating glimpse into the rich lore of Silicon Valley.
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Escape Plan NYC: The Inventor's New York

This day trip is a celebration of American ingenuity.
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Escape Plan Boston: A Literary Escape

Take a bookish journey in and around Boston.
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Escape Plan Boston: Castles of the Commonwealth

A day trip encompassing some of the strangest structures in Massachusetts.
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Escape Plan NYC: A Day in New York’s Industrial Past

From a Gilded Age mansion to an abandoned brickworks, these stops shaped both New York and the nation.
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extra mile

The Irrepressible Palm Tree Tourists Who Travel the World to See Fronds

Just looking for a little bit of paradise.
May 31, 2016
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hobby

The Fishing Obsessive with 250,000 Hooks in His Garage

For some fishermen, the lure of the lure is too strong to resist.
April 4, 2016
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dolls

The Demonic Origins of Ventriloquism

It may not surprise you to know that the popular entertainment has some very dark roots.
March 28, 2016
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mystery

The Man Who Develops the World's Found Film

The Rescued Film Project rediscovers forgotten moments captured on camera.
March 21, 2016
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garbage week

Disney's Unlikely Garbage Innovation Was Supposed to Sweep the Country

It turns out, though, that utopia kind of sucks: the trash tubes ended up only getting as far as tiny Roosevelt Island.
March 14, 2016
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in the background

The Secrets of Set Decoration from 'Working Girl'

Staten Island, Wall Street and the story behind Joan Cusack's hair.
March 7, 2016
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extra mile

The Obsessive Treasure Hunters Who Travel the World with Metal Detectors

Are you a 'coinshooter' or a 'dirt fisher'?
February 29, 2016
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cats

Before Cat Memes, There Were Louis Wain's Controversial Cat Illustrations

February 22, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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social movements

How the Women-Led 'Bread Boycotts' Changed 20th Century Food Pricing

February 15, 2016
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smithsonian

How the Smithsonian Institution Is Crowdsourcing History

February 10, 2016
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time week

Could Naked Mole-Rats Hold the Key to Everlasting Life?

February 1, 2016
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extra mile

The True Crime Tourists Who Visit Sites from 'Serial', 'Making a Murderer' and More

January 25, 2016
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television

The Domino Fiend Who Has 'Toppled' For Johnny Carson and Aziz Ansari

January 18, 2016
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data

Animals Are the Earth's Sensors. Here's How Scientists Track All Their Data

January 11, 2016
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subculture

From Portrait Painters To College Applicants, Squirrel Obsessives Through the Ages

January 7, 2016
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extra mile

These Travelers Insist That the Best Way to See the World is on a Horse

January 4, 2016
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santa claus

Talking to the Visionary Who Made Santa a Business Man

December 22, 2015
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christmas

The Real-Life Christmas Grinches Who Steal Lights, Ornaments, Trees—Even Baby Jesus

December 21, 2015