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Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
Rokers Point Settlement, Bahamas

Underwater Plane Wreck Near Staniel Cay

One of the most accessible undersea plane wrecks in the world.
23.6193, -75.9695
Warning signs at the Phillip Island penguin site
Ventnor, Australia

Penguin Parade At Phillip Island

An unphotographable nightly march of tens of thousands of "fairy penguins" from sea to shore.
-38.4833, 145.2333
Rome, Italy

The Head of St. John the Baptist at San Silvestro in Capite

One of four skulls claiming to belong to the beheaded St. John the Baptist is on display at this Roman church.
41.9021, 12.4811
Florence, Italy

The Relic of St. Antoninus

The mummified relic of St. Antoninus.
43.7782, 11.2587
Apothecary jars in main room
Florence, Italy

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

The oldest operating pharmacy in the world features 800-year-old recipes.
43.7736, 11.2484
Moonlight tower at night
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
30.2717, -97.7452
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults.
30.2654, -97.7479
Wimberley, Texas

Jacob's Well

A popular swimming hole that hides one of America's most deadly diving spots.
30.0391, -98.1264
Uncommon Objects Sign
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
30.2291, -97.7830
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.
30.3423, -98.1271
Enchanted Rock
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
30.5066, -98.8189
Saint-Pierre, Martinique

The Prison Cell of Ludger Sylbaris

The cell which saved the life of Ludger Sylbaris, "the man who lived through Doomsday."
14.7451, -61.1753
Naples, Italy

The Anatomical Machines of Cappella Sansevero

These "anatomical machines" are only one of the many strange items in this Italian crypt.
40.8492, 14.2548
St. Francesca Romana
Rome, Italy

Santa Francesca Romana

St. Francesca Romana, patron saint of drivers, resides in the church she founded.
41.8913, 12.4886
Crypt of the Three Skeletons.
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

The crypts of Capuchin friars decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, including an entire "crypt of pelvises."
41.9047, 12.4882
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
41.8959, 12.4765
Blue Hole Fly Over
Belize City, Belize

Great Blue Hole

A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau.
17.3159, -87.5351
The Crystal Maiden.
Belize

The Crystal Maiden of the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Belize cave containing the sparkling, calcite covered skeletons of Mayan children, sacrificed to the rain god.
17.1155, -88.8959
Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Cueva Ventana

This limestone cave is scenically perched above Puerto Rico's Río Grande de Arecibo Valley.
18.3715, -66.6916
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
The devil's footprint or a clever tourist trap? Both?
Munich, Germany

Der Teufelstritt (The Devil's Footprint)

The footprint of a frustrated devil in Munich's Cathedral.
48.1386, 11.5736
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Saint Munditia, St. Peter's Kirche, Munchen
Munich, Germany

Jeweled skeleton of Saint Munditia

The patron saint of spinsters grasps a container of dried blood.
48.1366, 11.5754