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Nepenthes pitcher plants - beautiful killers
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere.
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The footbridge to the island.
Washington, D.C.

Theodore Roosevelt Island

The national park was once a plantation estate.
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The Hecht Company Warehouse saw prosperous days throughout the 1950s. (Library of Congress)
Washington, D.C.

Hecht Company Warehouse

Art deco landmark on the outskirts of Washington, D.C.
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Ebbets Field Apartments in April 2017.
Brooklyn, New York

Ebbets Field Apartments

The ballpark in "Pigtown" where the Brooklyn Dodgers made their name was replaced with a huge apartment complex.
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Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Shul

The only remaining Jewish congregation in Greenpoint.
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Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Savings Bank

Neoclassical bank designed by NY architects Helmle & Huberty.
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Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Oil Spill

A 120-year oil leak slowly unleashes more gallons of oil than the Exxon/Mobil disaster.
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Brooklyn Vault Light Co. Manhole Cover (Actually at 262 Monitor St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY.)
Brooklyn, New York

Site of the Great Greenpoint Sewer Explosion

If you were standing here on October 5th, 1950, you'd be dead.
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Brooklyn, New York

Digester Eggs

A modern addition to the Greenpoint skyline.
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Wedding on 770
Brooklyn, New York

770 Eastern Parkway

Headquarters of the world's fourth largest Hassidic sect and the first of many "770s" around the world.
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Brooklyn, New York

Grand Army Plaza

Step inside Brooklyn's hidden puppet library for a little fun... no strings attached!
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A boat being serviced using a dry dock. (amberjol/Flickr)
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
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Overlooking New York Harbor.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
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Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
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Hurdy Gurdy.
New Haven, Connecticut

Yale Collection of Musical Instruments

A quirky assortment of musical marvels from around the world.
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The site of the second defenestration of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
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Knopf publicity photo, 1926
Brookline, Massachusetts

Last Known Whereabouts of Barbara Newhall Follett

The 1920s child prodigy author was last seen here at her Brookline home before vanishing at age 25.
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An orphaned manatee enjoying her milk at the Amazon Rescue Center
Maynas, Peru

Amazon Rescue Center

Feeding these fat little baby manatees is good for them and good for you.
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The world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator demonstrates the power of electricity.
Boston, Massachusetts

World's Largest Air-Insulated Van de Graaff Generator

The massive machine creates cracking displays of indoor lightning.
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New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
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New York, New York

MoMath - The Museum of Mathematics

A Pythagorean funhouse that tries, successfully, to prove that math is the coolest thing ever.
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Fallon, Nevada

Sand Mountain

Singing sand that stands as the final remains of an ancient lake.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Washington, D.C.

Old Stone House

The oldest building in the District of Columbia was preserved because of a mistaken connection to George Washington.
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Erotic art.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Larco Museum's Erotic Art

The large collection of pre-Columbian pottery might make you blush.
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