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Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Cutty Stool'

A bronze statue of a low three-legged seat commemorates a piece of furniture that started a riot.
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Calton Cemetery

A 18th century graveyard and its astonishing cortege of macabre iconography.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Grave of America's Unknown Child: Joseph Augustus Zarelli

A tragic mystery left this boy nameless for 65 years.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Moravian Book Shop

One of the world's oldest continually operating bookstores.
Brooklyn, New York

Grave of Governor DeWitt Clinton

The Father of the Erie Canal has a magnificent grave marker that redefines the term "final resting place."
Paris, France

Étienne-Gaspard Robertson's Tomb

A phantasmagoric tomb honors a Belgian artist-scientist's contributions to the world of spooky entertainment.
London, England

Edmond Halley Memorial

It holds a fabulously designed tribute to astronomer Edmond Halley.
Danbury, Connecticut

John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant

After the comedian dissed a Connecticut town on his show, they named a sewage treatment plant after him.
London, England

Britain’s Oldest Door

At almost 1,000 years old, this is the oldest known door in all of Britain.
Irwin, Pennsylvania

Grave of George Swanson

True to his word, George Swanson is buried in his white 1984 Corvette.
Irwin, Pennsylvania

The Big Mac Museum

This shrine to McDonalds' most iconic sandwich holds a 14-foot tall burger.
Somerset, Pennsylvania

Jenny Globe

This giant, rotating globe was built to celebrate the expansion of a company that makes steam cleaners and pressure washers.
Richmond, Virginia

The Grave of Oderus Urungus

Memorial stone for GWAR vocalist, depicted in his iconic costume.
Richmond, Virginia

The Markel Building

Inspired by a foil-wrapped potato, (seriously) the Markel Building has been deemed one of the 10 ugliest buildings in the world.
Huntington Station, New York

Walt Whitman's Birthplace

The famed poet was born in 1819 in a farmhouse built by his father.
Durham, North Carolina

Durham's Hidden Dinosaur

Don't be surprised if you see a long-necked dinosaur peeking out from among the trees in Northgate Park.
Lynchburg, Virginia

Museums at Old City Cemetery

A quintet of history museums make this Virginia graveyard as much a resting place for funereal history as it is for people.
Lynchburg, Virginia

The Pest House Medical Museum

A "hospital" where people went to be quarantined, die, and be buried in the yard.
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Raven Room

Edgar Allan Poe's old dorm is now a shrine to the author's legacy.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Headstone of Anna Anderson

Anna Anderson spent most of her life claiming to be the lost Romanov child Anastasia.
Winchester, Virginia

Patsy Cline's Childhood Home and Grave

The Grand Ole Opry's big voice came from a small home in rural Virginia where she was eventually buried.
Bennington, Vermont

Bennington Centre Cemetery

One of the oldest cemeteries in Vermont is the final resting place of soldiers, politicians, and a famous author.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

The Grave of Ignacy Paderewski’s Heart

War prevented this Polish composer's body from being returned to his home country for 51 years. Though his ashes eventually made it home, his heart stayed behind.