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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities is home to the remains of Albert Einstein's brain.
Cape May, New Jersey

Bunker At Cape May Point

World War II bunker still standing on the New Jersey beach.
Murphy, North Carolina

Fields of the Woods

The world's largest set of the ten commandments lay nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
New York, New York

Pneumatic System of the New York Public Library

One of the last few places in Manhattan that employed a pneumatic systemic keeps it on display.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
Barcelona, Spain

Calder Mercury Fountain

A beautiful but toxic fountain of mercury.
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Erotic Museum

An unusual stroll through gentlemen's erotica demonstrates that pornography is timeless.
Bilbo, Spain

Jeff Koons' Puppy

Giant topiary dog once played a role in a terrorist bomb plot.
Eltziego, Spain

Hotel Marques De Riscal

A medieval village holds a very modern hotel.
Cuenca, Spain

Hanging Houses of Cuenca

Cliffside houses provide a spectacular view from their perch above the valley.
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain.
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
Birmingham, Alabama

Statue of Vulcan

A 58-foot tall statue of the god of fire looks out over Birmingham, Alabama.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mike the Tiger

The LSU mascot lived on the college campus in one of the most impressive tiger habitats in the country.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Abandoned Jazzland

A theme park that suffered massive flooding during Katrina, abandoned and proving irresistible to trespassing explorers.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans' famous cemetery, located on the site of a former race track.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Roch Chapel

A 19th-century shrine covered with prosthetic body parts as votive offerings.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans Treehouse

Site of a former hidden treehouse in New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Rosegate House

A typical "Old South" manor, once owned by author Anne Rice, served as the setting for several of her witchcraft sagas.