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The Hot Trends in Obscurity for 2019

Atlas Obscura staff make their expert predictions for what's around the corner.
December 28, 2018
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teeth

Headlines You Didn't See on Atlas Obscura in 2018

Spicier alternative titles for some of our stories.
December 28, 2018
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algae

Overheard at Atlas Obscura in 2018

From bioluminescent fungus to random bone houses, here's what we talk about at the office.
December 27, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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thanksgiving

Roaches Taste Like Blue Cheese, and Other Bugsgiving Revelations

This Thanksgiving, why not feast on insects?
November 20, 2018
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wishlist

Wishlist: The Odd Delights of Clear Magic Water Beads

They're supposed to be decorative, but they're best thought of as toys.
November 29, 2017
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puppets

A Closer Look at That Oscar-Winning Animatronic Horse Puppet

This thing is incredibly lifelike.
February 27, 2017
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malls

Touring a Deserted, Dystopian Mall in Pennsylvania

Once a mighty retail hub, Century III is now hauntingly empty.
February 22, 2017
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libraries

Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs

Oh, the uniformity!
February 16, 2017
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television

Watch the Dramatic Ad That Introduced the First Remote-Control Color TV

It was “the greatest advance in television since color television itself.”
February 07, 2017
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Watch a Lot of Giant Chimneys Collapse Around the U.S.

It's okay, they're meant to be falling down.
February 01, 2017
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mosques

Watch the Walls Shimmer at Iran's Emerald Mosque

Shah Cheragh is one dazzling funerary monument.
January 30, 2017
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wolves

Watch a Howling Wolf Get Speed-Sculpted Out of Clay

Arooooooo!
January 27, 2017
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candy

Watch a Man Turn a Lump of Hot Sugar Into a Bunny

Sugar blowing is a pretty sweet art.
January 24, 2017
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aviation

Watch Planes Try to Land in the World's Windiest City

Flying into Wellington? Make sure that seatbelt is tightly fastened.
January 12, 2017
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health

The Failed Attempt to Market Sweet-Smelling Cigarettes to Women

Chelsea burned brightly for a few months in 1989.
November 22, 2016
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hospitals

An Alarm Designer on How to Annoy People in the Most Effective Ways

There's an art and science to making one sound seem more urgent than another.
November 15, 2016
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telescopes

This Beautiful Art Nouveau Telescope Can Be Yours

Got a spare $125,000?
October 04, 2016
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31 days of halloween

Welcome to Atlas Obscura's 31 Days of Halloween

It's the creepiest time of the year.
October 03, 2016
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books

The 'Atlas Obscura' Book Is Out Now!

The world's wonders, in a convenient hardcover format.
September 20, 2016
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ufos

The Fascinating '80s Public Access Films Produced by a California UFO Cult

This love-filled collective and its compelling leader had quite the creative output.
September 15, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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farms

Why the Purple Skittle Tastes Different Outside America

The long-forbidden blackcurrant fruit is making a U.S. comeback.
September 09, 2016
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the exit interview

Exit Interview: I Played With LEGO for a Living

A former LEGO master model builder talks about taking toys seriously.
September 06, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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candy

One of the 100 Desks in the U.S. Senate Chamber Is Full of Candy

A certain Republican has a sweet secret.
August 30, 2016
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aviation

Joining the Caterpillar Club Is as Easy as Escaping a Fiery Plane

A golden bug worn on the lapel could indicate a life of adventure.
August 23, 2016