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Florence, Italy

Michelangelo's Hidden Drawings

The doodles of a genius line the walls of a secret room under the Medici Chapel.
United States / Canada

United States-Canada Border Slash

The entire length of the border is marked by a 20-foot-wide slash through the trees.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Evoluon

A UFO-shaped event building originally intended to be a science museum showcasing the future.
Toronto, Ontario

The Monkey's Paw

A book collector's dream, The Monkey's Paw in Toronto has the world's first "Biblio-Mat", a random book vending machine.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Starr Kempf's Kinetic Sculptures

The moving metal works of one troubled artist can still be viewed on his front lawn... for now.
Ottosdal, South Africa

Klerksdorp Spheres

Tiny pyrophyllite spheres from 3 billion years ago.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans Treehouse

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

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the city's voodoo culture.
Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz

One of the world's largest model railroads is a mind-boggling achievement.
Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Spitzhäuschen

This 600-year-old home seems to defy physics.
Bíldudalur, Iceland

Skrímslasetrið

The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum explores the area's history of aquatic cryptid sightings.
Kastrup, Denmark

The Blue Planet

Vortex-shaped aquarium hosts Europe's largest school of piranhas and other ocean creatures.
Eilat, Israel

Red Sea Star

Underwater restaurant at the coral reefs of Eilat.
Västerås, Sweden

Utter Inn

A floating underwater hotel, created by a Swedish artist.
Tokyo, Japan

Meguro Parasitological Museum

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

Ball's Pyramid

This barren sea spire is home to the world's rarest insect and is part of the lost continent of Zealandia.
Coleford, England

Puzzlewood

The mysterious, fantastical woodland inspiration for "The Lord of the Rings."
Bellaire, Ohio

Unofficial Lego Toy and Plastic Brick Museum

Unofficial lego museum with over four million bricks.
Argolis, Greece

Mycenae

This legendary city has been a tourist attraction for centuries.
Teboursouk, Tunisia

Dougga

The best preserved Roman small town in North Africa.
Kairouan, Tunisia

Great Mosque of Kairouan

Founded in 670, this ancient mosque is an architectural time portal.
Lala Khal, Bangladesh

Lala Khal

A beautiful stretch of Bangladeshi river known for its high quality sand is possibly more remarkable for its color changing water.
Panguipulli, Chile

Montana Magica Lodge

This odd Chilean waterfall-cano hotel must be entered via a rope bridge.
Langfang Shi, China

Tianzi Hotel

Where better to stay the night than inside a trio of ancient Chinese deities representing "the good life."