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Places visited in Puno, Peru
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New Carlisle, Indiana

Studebaker Tree Sign

One of the world’s largest living advertisements is made out of pine trees.
Valenciennes, France

Abandoned Eurostar Train

This is what trains will look like after the zombie apocalypse.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Nervous System of 'Harriet Cole'

This meticulously extracted nervous system allegedly came from a 19th-century custodian who donated her body to science.
Peruvian Cylinder
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Peruvian Cylinder

An unassuming oil drum houses a three-tiered oven.
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Sunnyvale, California

WeirdStuff Warehouse

An Aladdin's cave of old Silicon Valley tech.
Caiguna, Australia

Giant Readymix Logo

Some of the world's largest letters are carved into the limestone bedrock of the Nullarbor Plain.
Masato de Yuca
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Masato de Yuca

A sacred alcoholic drink made from chewed and fermented yuca.
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Pyeongchang, South Korea

Vantablack Hyundai Pavilion

The darkest building on Earth was built for the snow-white scenery of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Masonic Temple

The world’s largest Masonic temple was saved by the White Stripes.
Guano, Ecuador

Momia de Guano

A mummified Spanish monk found in the walls of an Ecuadorian church, alongside a mummified mouse.
Chicha Morada
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Chicha Morada

Peru's purple drink made from purple corn.
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Esperance, Australia

Skylab’s Remains

A tiny museum in Esperance, Australia, displays a bunch of space debris from NASA’s Skylab.
Quanzhou Shi, China

Jhaishan Tunnel

The wartime boat shelter now doubles as an underground concert hall where musicians play on rafts along the waterway.
Kuta Selatan, Indonesia

Bali's Abandoned Plane

Someone left a Boeing 737 in a field in southern Bali.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Cripta de los Héroes

The elaborate crypt where Peruvian heroes of the War of the Pacific were laid to rest.
Brasília, Brazil

Cathedral of Brasília

A stunning Catholic cathedral built by a curve-loving communist in Brazil’s newly created capital.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Francisco Pizarro Statue

A monument to the conquistador became increasingly controversial in the very city that he founded.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Casa Mínima

The narrowest house in Buenos Aires is less than 10 feet wide.
Arcilla de Chaco
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Arcilla de Chaco

In the Andean highlands, clay makes bitter potatoes more palatable.
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Zeitz, Germany

Cheese Mite Memorial

A simple tribute to the microscopic arachnid that gives its juices and its life to help make a speciality German cheese.
Juane
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Juane

Peru’s leaf-wrapped rice ball might be named after John the Baptist’s decapitated head.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Biblioteca Nacional do Brasil

The largest library in Latin America owes its existence to an Old World earthquake and a Napoleonic invasion.
Campamento Geotermico Corfo, Chile

El Tatio Geysers

The largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere is a spectacular sight.
Ram's Head Soup
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Ram's Head Soup

This widely varying dish may come with half a face, a lone floating jaw, or a chewy tongue.
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