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The Best of Obscura Day 2017
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obscura day 2017

The Best of Obscura Day 2017

Oh, the places you went.
May 08, 2017
Where to Find the World's Best Hometown Monsters
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sea monsters

Where to Find the World's Best Hometown Monsters

Here are 25 places to see yetis, sea monsters, Sasquatch, and other cryptids.
February 24, 2017
10 Places That Rejected Poe in Life But Celebrate Him in Death
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edgar allan poe

10 Places That Rejected Poe in Life But Celebrate Him in Death

Edgar Allan Poe gets the recognition he deserves in the afterlife.
February 09, 2017
Five Landmarks of Atomic Nevada
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Five Landmarks of Atomic Nevada

Echoes of the hundreds of nuclear tests conducted in Nevada during the atomic age.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
A Beginner's Guide to Body Snatching
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A Beginner's Guide to Body Snatching

Where to go for an education in grave robbery, the grisliest chapter in medical history.
January 26, 2017
Visit the Ghost Towns of Nevada
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Visit the Ghost Towns of Nevada

The abandoned treasures of the Silver State.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Watch a Melodramatic Communist Ballet from 1964
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Watch a Melodramatic Communist Ballet from 1964

A ballerina weeps over the hammer and sickle in Mao's production of "The Red Detachment of Women."
January 05, 2017
Watch an Armless, Legless Man Light a Cigarette
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pt barnum

Watch an Armless, Legless Man Light a Cigarette

Prince Randian, a top-billed sideshow performer, did everything with his lips alone.
January 03, 2017
An Art Lover's Guide to Nevada
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nevada

An Art Lover's Guide to Nevada

There are strange and beautiful creations in the desert and beyond.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Watch a Hungarian Masked Monster Parade
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Watch a Hungarian Masked Monster Parade

They're either scaring away Old Man Winter or the Ottoman Empire.
December 14, 2016
A Tour of Nevada's Natural Wonders
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A Tour of Nevada's Natural Wonders

"Sky islands," secret caves, and naturally-grown bonsai trees are only a glimpse of what Nevada has to offer.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Watch Faux Japanese Acrobats Perform Death-Defying Stunts
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Watch Faux Japanese Acrobats Perform Death-Defying Stunts

Can you figure out this trick of early cinema?
December 07, 2016
Watch a Demonstration of Proper Opossum Massage Techniques
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Watch a Demonstration of Proper Opossum Massage Techniques

You've probably been doing it wrong.
November 30, 2016
See What People of 1967 Imagined the World Would Be Like in 1999
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retrofuturistic

See What People of 1967 Imagined the World Would Be Like in 1999

Spoiler: lots of egg chairs, turtlenecks, and computer servants.
November 28, 2016
Watch Anti-Hitler Vegetable Propaganda
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propaganda

Watch Anti-Hitler Vegetable Propaganda

During World War II, American cannery workers were urged to "beet Hitler."
November 23, 2016
Watch 167 Theremin Nesting Dolls Play Beethoven's 9th Symphony
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russia

Watch 167 Theremin Nesting Dolls Play Beethoven's 9th Symphony

The "Matryomin" is the instrument of the future.
November 21, 2016
Watch a Celebration of the Cult of 'Saint Death'
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catholic

Watch a Celebration of the Cult of 'Saint Death'

"The skinny lady," a skeleton in fancy dress, is an unconventional usher into the afterlife.
November 16, 2016
Watch Carl Sagan's Reflections on Our Place in the Universe
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Watch Carl Sagan's Reflections on Our Place in the Universe

To keep things in perspective.
November 09, 2016
What To Do With a Cold War-Era Bunker
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panic week

What To Do With a Cold War-Era Bunker

Seven nuclear bunkers transformed as expressions of creativity.
November 03, 2016
Watch the U.S. Government Test Biological Warfare Masks on Kids
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panic week

Watch the U.S. Government Test Biological Warfare Masks on Kids

A must have back-to-school item for 1960.
November 02, 2016
Watch a Serial Killer Play the Dating Game
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Watch a Serial Killer Play the Dating Game

Bachelor number one was hiding a horrific hobby.
October 26, 2016
9 Sacred and Superstitious Voodoo Sites You Can Visit Today
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9 Sacred and Superstitious Voodoo Sites You Can Visit Today

Where to pick up fetishes, voodoo dolls, animal bones, hexes, and curses.
October 20, 2016
Watch This Bird Man Whistle 'Georgia On My Mind'
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Watch This Bird Man Whistle 'Georgia On My Mind'

The only thing more impressive might be his mullet.
October 19, 2016
27 Headstones That Defied Expectations
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27 Headstones That Defied Expectations

Consider this your burial marker mood board.
October 13, 2016