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Malmö, Sweden

Malmo Möllestenen (The Malmo Millstone)

This millstone commemorates a gruesome tale that may have been the source of the city's name.
Singapore

Old Hill Street Police Station

Rainbow shutters decorate this former police station.
Singapore

Fountain of Wealth

This fountain was once heralded as the largest in the world.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Stockholm, Sweden

Jumbo Stay

Frequent fliers welcome in this airplane hotel.
Stockholm, Sweden

Newton's Apple

This giant subway sculpture celebrates the fruit that inspired the theory of gravity.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Strip Benchmarks

These markers are used to determine the ground stability of the Strip.
Malmö, Sweden

Talking Lamp

20-foot tall lamp mumbles Swedish to celebrate the holidays.
Stockholm, Sweden

'Svampen'

A concrete mushroom that divided Stockholm residents for nearly a century.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Metro Ventilation Art

Small Easter eggs are hidden in the ventilation holes of the city's newest trains.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
Tallinn, Estonia

Kadriorg Palace

A spectacular Petrine Baroque summer palace commissioned for Catherine I by Peter the Great.
Williamsburg, Virginia

The King’s Arms Tavern

Dine like an American revolutionary at Colonial Williamsburg.
Williamsburg, Virginia

Chowning’s Tavern

Enjoy dishes that founding fathers once ate at this Colonial Williamsburg pub.
Jasper, Alberta

Athabasca Glacier

This natural wonder is disappearing at an alarming rate.
Alberta

Columbia Icefield

A surviving remnant of the thick ice mass that once mantled most of Western Canada's mountains.
Mägipe, Estonia

Kõpu Lighthouse

One of the oldest lighthouses in the world has been in continuous use since it was first built in 1531.
Tahkuna, Estonia

Military Structures of Hiiumaa

Wars fought and wars won are remembered by these abandoned bunker ruins.
Chicago, Illinois

Shit Fountain

A giant bronze coil of feces is both a tribute to doggie defecation and a reminder to pick it up.
Colebrook, New Hampshire

Colebrook Murder Victims Memorial

Memorial dedicated to four citizens killed during a shooting spree prompted by a routine traffic stop.
Colebrook, New Hampshire

Dixville Notch

A mere dot on the map in the great north woods is the first place in America to vote in Presidential elections.
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Congressional Fallout Shelter at the Greenbrier Resort

America's post-nuclear-attack chambers of Congress.
Luleå, Sweden

Shopping

The world's first purpose-built indoor shopping mall opened in Sweden in 1955.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stortorget Cannonball

Several cannonballs of mysterious origins decorate two buildings in Stortoget's main square.