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anthropocene

Wonder Is Everywhere: The Defender of Time, a Plan to Bomb the Moon, and More From Around the Web

Get a peek into what we’re obsessed with right now.
May 12, 2023
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monster mythology

In North Dakota, the Hideous Miniwashitu Ushers in Spring

The Madan people knew the Missouri River could bring both salvation and destruction.
May 5, 2023
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archive of wonder

5 of Our Favorite Odd Traditions of English Royalty

From a coronation pie made of lampreys to someone to chat with you in the loo.
April 26, 2023
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archive of wonder

8 Surprising Stories to Celebrate World Book Day

The pleasures of reading about reading.
April 19, 2023
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celebrity

Meet the Ornery Granddaddy of Orlando's Famed Swans

Billy was a local celebrity in the early 1900s. And he might have been a murderer.
April 18, 2023
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wonder is everywhere

Wonder Is Everywhere: 2,000 Ram Skulls, a Cold War Mystery, and More From Around the Web

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April 14, 2023
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livestock

10 of Our Absolute Favorite Atlas Obscura Podcast Episodes

Wait'll you hear these wonders of audio storytelling.
April 12, 2023
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relationships

Take a Podcast Tour of Some of the World's Most Unusual Museums

Visiting some of our favorite very specific collections from the last two years.
April 5, 2023
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wonder is everywhere

Wonder Is Everywhere: Presidential Relics, a Surprising New Orchid, and More From Around the Web

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March 31, 2023
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art outside

8 Podcast Episodes About Odd and Amazing Public Art

We've visited some surprising sculptures, monuments, and folk art masterpieces over the last two years.
March 29, 2023
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monsters

7 Recent Atlas Obscura Podcast Episodes You Just Have to Hear

For our two-year pod-iversary we're headed back to some of the coolest places we've taken you recently.
March 22, 2023
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she was there

8 Stories of Women Making History Right Now

This Women's History Month, we celebrate women doing extraordinary things all over the world.
March 17, 2023
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silent film

8 Unexpected Stories That Go Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

Frozen lettuce, a ghost subway station, and an unplaceable accent all have starring roles.
March 8, 2023
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wonder is everywhere

Wonder Is Everywhere: Civil War Gold, a New Moai, and More From Around the Web

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March 1, 2023
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archive of wonder

7 Unforgettable Stories for Black History Month

Meet some of the artists, archivists, students, and descendants rediscovering and preserving the past.
February 22, 2023
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repatriation

Wonder Is Everywhere: Lost Dinosaurs, 5,000-Year-Old Leftovers, and More From Around the Web

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February 15, 2023
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patent

Inside a Decades-Long Quest to Measure Love

The journey of the "Love Tester," from serious-seeming science to the penny-arcade amusements.
February 10, 2023
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valentine's day

4 Truly Unexpected Ways to Express Your Feelings on February 14th

What does Valentine's Day have to do with wounding insults, bone relics, and meat juice?
February 9, 2023
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lunar new year

5 Colorful Stories About the Pageantry of the Lunar New Year

Go behind the scenes of celebration, from molten metal to sticky cakes.
January 24, 2023
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martin luther king

4 Surprising Reads for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

He's a towering figure in history, but his story is far from complete.
January 13, 2023
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scotland

Do Americans Sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Because of a Frat Party?

Or maybe it was the cigars that gave us this New Year's Eve staple.
December 29, 2022
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year in wonder 2022

Our Behind-the-Scenes Peeks at Some of the World's Most Interesting Museums

In 2022, Atlas Obscura sought out wonder in cultural institutions beyond the glass cases and white walls.
December 27, 2022
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year in wonder 2022

From a Skull to a Kiss, Atlas Obscura's Favorite History Stories of 2022

Ancient Egypt, medieval Middle East, and 19th-century America all saw surprising new histories uncovered this year.
December 26, 2022
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year in wonder 2022

2022 Was a Great Year for Mysteries

Our favorite head-scratchers, from a frightening stone to a curious cow's tooth to maybe, just maybe, buried treasure.
December 21, 2022