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Seneca Falls, New York

Bridge Street Bridge

A suicide attempt on this bridge helped inspire the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life."
Seneca Falls, New York

When Anthony Met Stanton

This statue commemorates the meeting of the most influential minds of the women’s rights movement.
Troy, New York

Troy Gasholder Building

This relic of 19th-century infrastructure is one of the few remaining coal gas storage tanks in the U.S.
Albany, New York

The Mummy Ankhefenmut

A CT scan revealed the identity of this 3,000-year-old mummy that everyone erroneously thought was female.
Smyrna, New York

Wolf Mountain Nature Center

See wolves, coyotes, and arctic foxes in a natural environment smack in the middle of New York State.
London, England

Darwin Centre Spirit Collection

Repository for more than 22 million pickled specimens.
London, England

Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls

The bones of two medieval royal lions were discovered at the historic fortress.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
London, England

Alfred Russel Wallace Statue

A tribute to an explorer and naturalist often overlooked by history.
London, England

Chi-Chi the Giant Panda

The beloved beast's taxidermy remains sit in the Natural History Museum's cafe.
London, England

The Lioness and the Lesser Kudu

This striking statue brings a scene from the African savannah into central London.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
London, England

The Mail Rail

Hidden beneath the streets of London is a secret subway that only carried mail.
London, England

London Underground Labyrinths

A labyrinth hides in plain sight at each of the city's 270 Tube stations.
London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic.
London, England

Algerian Coffee Stores

Since 1887, this old-school shop has stacked its shelves with extraordinary coffees and teas.
London, England

The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street

The signs of a long buried road can still be found hidden beneath a London sewer grate.
London, England

Great Dangaroo Flood

On a wall in linear London, a plaque hangs at the high water mark of one of the worst floods in fictional Kcymaerxthaereal times.
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
London, England

Signs of Old Lombard Street

The last four extravagant street signs of London's historic banking street.