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Our Favorite Reader Stories of Surprising Roadside Hotels
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Our Favorite Reader Stories of Surprising Roadside Hotels

It's check-in time for your memories of unforgettable travel lodgings.
June 18, 2018
What's the Most Surprising Roadside Hotel You've Stayed In?
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What's the Most Surprising Roadside Hotel You've Stayed In?

We want to hear about the unforgettable places you've dared to lay your head.
June 05, 2018
What You Told Us About Your Hometown’s Hidden Tunnels
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What You Told Us About Your Hometown’s Hidden Tunnels

We asked Atlas Obscura readers to share local stories of secret underground spaces, and they went deep.
June 01, 2018
Why Genetics Researchers Are Looking for the Loch Ness Monster
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Why Genetics Researchers Are Looking for the Loch Ness Monster

"I don’t believe that there’s a monster, but if I’m wrong, well, that’s OK."
May 30, 2018
A Collection of Your Most Incredible Vintage Board Games
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A Collection of Your Most Incredible Vintage Board Games

We asked you to send us your oldest board games, and you didn't play around.
May 25, 2018
Tell Us About Your Hometown's Hidden Tunnels
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Tell Us About Your Hometown's Hidden Tunnels

We want to hear your local stories about secret underground passages—real or rumored.
May 24, 2018
The Cosmic Fetus of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Hasn’t Aged a Day
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The Cosmic Fetus of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Hasn’t Aged a Day

One of the most iconic props in film history is still circling the world.
May 23, 2018
A Gel-Based Material That Can Do the Electric Slide
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A Gel-Based Material That Can Do the Electric Slide

It's the invention of engineers at Rutgers University.
May 21, 2018
Atlas Obscura Is Going on a Summer Radio Road Trip and We Need Your Help
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Atlas Obscura Is Going on a Summer Radio Road Trip and We Need Your Help

We're heading up the U.S. West Coast with NPR's All Things Considered. Leave us a voicemail to tell us where you think we should go!
May 14, 2018
The Ultimate Guide to Bizarre Lies Your Mom Told You
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The Ultimate Guide to Bizarre Lies Your Mom Told You

Turns out mothers all over the world are telling a lot of the same outrageous fibs.
May 11, 2018
What Does Your Oldest Board Game Look Like?
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What Does Your Oldest Board Game Look Like?

That forgotten game hidden in the back of your closet is also a time capsule.
May 10, 2018
For a Man With 57,000 Scratch-Off Lotto Tickets, It's Not About the Money
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For a Man With 57,000 Scratch-Off Lotto Tickets, It's Not About the Money

A peek inside the world of a passionate lotologist.
May 04, 2018
What Harmless Lies Did Your Mother Convince You to Believe?
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What Harmless Lies Did Your Mother Convince You to Believe?

In honor of Mother's Day, we're collecting the best false wisdom of moms everywhere.
May 02, 2018
62 of the World's Best Independent Bookstores
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62 of the World's Best Independent Bookstores

As recommended by Atlas Obscura readers.
April 27, 2018
Your Best Ideas for Dealing With Minnesota's Rogue Bog
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Your Best Ideas for Dealing With Minnesota's Rogue Bog

Atlas Obscura readers offer creative solutions to a floating menace.
April 26, 2018
Tell Us About the Most Amazing Parts of Tulsa, Oklahoma!
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Tell Us About the Most Amazing Parts of Tulsa, Oklahoma!

We need your stories about the city's hidden corners and unusual places.
April 24, 2018
The 17th-Century Nursery Rhyme About Kneading Bread With Your Butt Cheeks
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The 17th-Century Nursery Rhyme About Kneading Bread With Your Butt Cheeks

If cockle bread existed, you wouldn't want it anyway.
April 19, 2018
Send Us Your Ideas for Dealing With Minnesota's Rogue Bog
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Send Us Your Ideas for Dealing With Minnesota's Rogue Bog

A floating menace in a lake needs your attention.
April 17, 2018
Show Us What Makes Your Favorite Local Bookstore Special
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Show Us What Makes Your Favorite Local Bookstore Special

Help us get ready for Independent Bookstore Day by sending us a photo.
April 13, 2018
All the Charming Things Your Childhood Heroes Sent You
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All the Charming Things Your Childhood Heroes Sent You

Heartwarming correspondence between Atlas Obscura readers and the famous people they admire.
April 13, 2018
The Cyanide Tooth Is a Cold War Fairy-Tale
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The Cyanide Tooth Is a Cold War Fairy-Tale

The popular spy movie trope would have been a rather risky thing to carry around in your mouth.
April 11, 2018
Listen to the Sick Beats of Rhubarb Growing in the Dark
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Listen to the Sick Beats of Rhubarb Growing in the Dark

Snap, crackle, produce.
April 10, 2018
Charles Manson's Guitar Is a Symbol of Music and Murder
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Charles Manson's Guitar Is a Symbol of Music and Murder

One of the infamous killer's instruments is on display in Tennessee.
April 05, 2018
What Is the Hardest Unicycle Trick?
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What Is the Hardest Unicycle Trick?

We asked a master unicyclist about the most difficult moves on one wheel.
April 04, 2018