Stephen Cording's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project

The largest greenhouse in the world is home to over one million types of plants.
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
Lake Wales, Florida

Spook Hill

A haunted hill that supposedly defied gravity.
Waco, Texas

Waco Mammoth Site

Visitors can walk over the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths to have died from one event.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Housed in a century-old building, this museum's dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
East Molesey, England

Hampton Court Maze

England's oldest surviving hedge maze has been confusing visitors for over 300 years.
West Wycombe, England

Hellfire Caves

Human-made caves excavated to hide a secret society of wealthy pagans.
Slough, England

Station Jim

This preserved puppy was an adorable beacon of charity.
Wiltshire, England

Old Wardour Castle

Besieged by war, this castle ruin has crumbled into a peaceful picnic spot.
Wiltshire, England

Silbury Hill

Europe's largest prehistoric mound – burial site of a legendary king?
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Wiltshire, England

Woodhenge

The first archaeological site discovered by aerial photography.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Northumberland, England

Winter's Gibbet

A lone pole once used to display a man's corpse now stands empty, but the memory remains.
Catoosa, Oklahoma

Blue Whale of Catoosa

Nature's biggest mammal swims in landlocked Oklahoma.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Center of the Universe

An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause.