Molly McBride Jacobson's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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obscura day 2017

The Best of Obscura Day 2017

Oh, the places you went.
May 08, 2017
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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
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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
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atom bombs

Five Landmarks of Atomic Nevada

Echoes of the hundreds of nuclear tests conducted in Nevada during the atomic age.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
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body snatching

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
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travelnevada

Visit the Ghost Towns of Nevada

The abandoned treasures of the Silver State.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
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dancing

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
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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
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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
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rituals week

Watch a Hungarian Masked Monster Parade

They're either scaring away Old Man Winter or the Ottoman Empire.
December 14, 2016
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travelnevada

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
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circus

Watch Faux Japanese Acrobats Perform Death-Defying Stunts

Can you figure out this trick of early cinema?
December 07, 2016
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psychology

Watch a Demonstration of Proper Opossum Massage Techniques

You've probably been doing it wrong.
November 30, 2016
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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
Gastro Obscura
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hitler

Watch Anti-Hitler Vegetable Propaganda

During World War II, American cannery workers were urged to "beet Hitler."
November 23, 2016
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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
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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
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earth

Watch Carl Sagan's Reflections on Our Place in the Universe

To keep things in perspective.
November 09, 2016
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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
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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
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murder

Watch a Serial Killer Play the Dating Game

Bachelor number one was hiding a horrific hobby.
October 26, 2016
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subculture

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
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television

Watch This Bird Man Whistle 'Georgia On My Mind'

The only thing more impressive might be his mullet.
October 19, 2016
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31 days of halloween

27 Headstones That Defied Expectations

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