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The drooling bastard of the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood.
Los Angeles, California

The Tonga Hut

Though tiki culture has gone in and out of fashion, the Tonga Hut has always been flying the flag in Los Angeles.
34.1864, -118.4122
Los Angeles, California

The LAPD Kōban

Common all over Japan, kōbans are small community police boxes, and now one is guarding one of L.A.’s megamalls.
34.0719, -118.3566
Plaque honoring Mahomed on the site of the Hindoostane Coffee House
London, England

Sake Dean Mahomed Plaque

The "shampooer of kings" who opened London's first curry cafe was a celebrity in the 19th century, but is all but forgotten now.
51.5179, -0.1528
St. Flannan's Cell and Flannan Isles Lighthouse.
Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland

Flannan Isle Lighthouse

What happened to the three lighthouse keepers who vanished from this place remains a mystery over a century later.
58.2881, -7.5900
Attendees at the LABC.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Breakfast Club

Friendships have been forged over ham and eggs every Wednesday morning for nearly a century.
34.1140, -118.2686
Cafe Jack.
Los Angeles, California

Café Jack

A "Titanic" superfan changed his name to Jack and set up this strange shrine to the blockbuster, complete with Korean food and Tarot readings.
34.0650, -118.3086
Lean back and relax in this chair from the late 19th century.
London, England

British Dental Museum

The collection contains over 25,000 items and details the painful dental practices of the past.
51.5185, -0.1488
Street lights on display.
Los Angeles, California

Historic Street Lighting Museum

The illuminating collection of L.A. street lights is run by the city and only opens one day per month.
34.0387, -118.2604
The mural, painted at Yarraville in 2003 by Peter McMahon.
Yarraville, Australia

The Trugo Mural

The artwork celebrates Trugo, a odd yet beloved local sport played only around Melbourne.
-37.8162, 144.8909
The Bunyip.
Melbourne, Australia

The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek

A friendly monster lurks outside the State Library Victoria.
-37.8101, 144.9643
Color lantern slides.
Melbourne, Australia

The Limelight Department

A cramped wooden attic that once housed one of the world's first movie studios.
-37.8121, 144.9714
Frederick Deeming death mask
Docklands, Australia

Victoria Police Museum

Unusual finds include a 19th-century vampire slaying kit and the death mask of an infamous Australian serial killer.
-37.8221, 144.9531
Former fire station no 1 and its Watch Tower
East Melbourne, Australia

Fire Services Museum of Victoria

A firefighting museum housed in a historic station whose Lookout Tower watches over Melbourne.
-37.8089, 144.9754