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Stinking Bishop
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Meats & Animal Products

Stinking Bishop

The story of Britain's smelliest cheese involves monks, drunks, and endangered cows.
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Binz, Germany

Treetop Tower of Rügen

A long spiraling walkway winds through the woods, and around a copper beech tree at the center.
Denver, Colorado

Hidden Elves at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

A small horde of mythical creatures lurk almost imperceptibly within the museum's wildlife dioramas.
Frederick, Maryland

One-Million-Liter Test Sphere

This four-story steel sphere in Maryland was used to test biological weapons.
Dublin, Ireland

Ancient Bog Butter

The block of aged dairy is probably still edible after 2,300 years in a peat bog.
Chicago, Illinois

Grave of Andreas von Zirngibl

A one-armed veteran of the Battle of Waterloo lies in a cemetery for one in the middle of a Chicago scrapyard.
Winkler County, Texas

Wink Sink

Two massive and unstable sinkholes are yearning to unite, and their consummation could be catastrophic.
Göttingen, Germany

Wiechert Earthquake Station

Home to the world’s oldest seismograph and a four-ton steel ball that makes its own earthquakes.
Bucharest, Romania

Romanian Kitsch Museum

A celebration of all things tacky, garish, and bizarrely creative in the Romanian capital.
Killarney, Ontario

Burwash Correctional Center

A long-abandoned provincial prison left to crumble in the frigid air of Ontario.
San Jose, California

Quetzalcóatl Sculpture

It is locally loved and ridiculed for literally looking like poop.
Soor Plooms
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Soor Plooms

Sour green sweets commemorate a victorious Scottish skirmish of 1337.
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New York, New York

Henry Bliss Plaque

A memorial to the first person killed by a motor vehicle in the Western Hemisphere.
Cornwall, England

Merlin’s Cave

It is said the legendary wizard once lived in this sea cave beneath Tintagel Castle.
Dulse and Yellowman
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Dulse and Yellowman

An unlikely pairing of honeycomb toffee and purple seaweed.
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Black Pudding Throwing Championship
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Food Festivals

Black Pudding Throwing Championship

A medieval food fight supposedly inspired this annual competition.
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Cottage Loaf
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Prepared Foods

Cottage Loaf

Baking this dual-layered bread is a difficult art.
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Walker County, Georgia

Fantastic Pit

The perfectly named cave drop is the deepest in the continental U.S., almost matching the height of Seattle’s Space Needle.
Los Angeles, California

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

"The greatest unknown literary treasure in Los Angeles."
Tbilisi, Georgia

Rezo Gabriadze Puppet Theater

A small but hugely whimsical theater where marionettes play out the "The Battle of Stalingrad."
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Cape Spear Battery

A World War II gun battery sits at the easternmost point of North America.
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
Kesennuma, Japan

Tsunami Stones

Stone slabs along the coast warn of Japan's tsunami-ravaged past, often marking the highest point of a wave's reach.
Kuta, Indonesia

Bali's (Other) Abandoned Plane

The wing of this deserted Boeing 737 almost touches the Dunkin' Donuts next door.