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Mexico City, Mexico

UNAM Botanical Garden

These biodiverse university gardens form a green oasis amid the urban chaos of Mexico City.
Tokyo, Japan

Omori Shell Mound

The site of Japan’s first archaeological excavation is also the birthplace of fingerprint forensics.
Tokyo, Japan

Little Peeing Monk of Tokyo

This Japanese Manneken Pis gets new outfits for every occasion.
Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Package Culture

Discover the past, present, and future of packaging in this unique Japanese museum.
Tokyo, Japan

Meguro Parasitological Museum

Meet the world's longest tapeworm in a collection that really gets under your skin.
New York, New York

The Gardens at St. Luke in the Fields

A quiet and contemplative oasis in the middle of New York's bustle and riot.
Tottori-shi, Japan

The Sand Museum

Giant sand sculptures of famous people and places are on display near the Tottori sand dunes.
Rome, Italy

Ospedale delle Bambole (Doll Hospital)

A hospital where antique dolls are given new life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Necco Wafer Sculpture

A tiny monument to the classic American candy.
Mill Valley, California

Nature Friends Tourist Club

Discover for yourself what Herb Caen referred to as "the best kept secret in the Bay Area."
San Jacinto, Nicaragua

Boiling Mud Pools of San Jacinto

Volcanic activity causes small pools of super-heated mud to boil furiously.
Libya

Waw an Namus

Surrounded by a smudge of dark earth, this isolated volcano sits in stark contrast to the surrounding Sahara.
Itoigawa, Japan

The Jade Coast

You can still find treasures on the pebbly beaches of one of the world's oldest jade-producing areas.
Florence, Italy

Galileo's Middle Finger

The middle finger of modernity.
Namibia

Fairy Circles of Southern Africa

Unexplained bald patches in the landscape grow and recede over time, as though they are somehow alive.
Miyazu-shi, Japan

Amanohashidate

Turn around and stick your head between your legs for the best view of this tree-covered sandbar.
Kamikawa-chō, Japan

Tonomine Highlands

A thick blanket of beautiful pampas grass cloaks this unique Japanese landscape.
Melbourne, Australia

Larry La Trobe Statue

Melbourne's favorite bronze dog.
London, England

Monument to Hodge the Cat

Dictionary Johnson’s favorite feline.
New York, New York

The New York Earth Room

A room in New York City that contains 250 cubic yards of dirt worth a million dollars.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mary Nohl House

A house and yard adorned with bizarre concrete sculptures in a Milwaukee suburb.
Janitzio, Mexico

Statue of José Maria Morelos

Climb through the life of a Mexican hero as you ascend a 130-foot statue.
Kawasaki, Japan

Kanamara Matsuri Festival

A rare festival blending religion, blacksmiths, vagina dentata, sex workers, and the straight-up facts of life.