Atlas Obscura

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Aug. 2 2013 8:46 AMChristmas Island's Annual Crawling Carpet of Crabs
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July 31 2013 9:53 AMPrison Cell of "The Man Who Lived Through Doomsday"
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July 24 2013 12:30 PMNo Man's Land an Abandoned Sea Fort, Soon Accepting Bookings
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July 22 2013 8:30 AMThe Lagoon So Beautiful It Had to Be Dyed Black
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July 16 2013 8:30 AMHome of Vissarion, the "Jesus of Siberia"
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July 12 2013 9:45 AMThe Baby Eater of Switzerland
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July 8 2013 12:00 PMThe Cemetary 6 Feet Under Water
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July 4 2013 10:15 AMThe Hawaiian Stairway to Heaven
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July 2 2013 10:45 AMElf School Searches for Hidden People
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June 26 2013 11:15 AMPablo Escobar's Escaped Hippos
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June 24 2013 9:00 AMThe Lost City of Heracleion
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June 19 2013 11:00 AMFrenzied Matchmaking, Al Fresco
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June 17 2013 1:58 PMAn Island of Decomposing Dolls
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June 13 2013 7:45 AM"Merry Cemetery" Paints Pictures of Death
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June 11 2013 9:45 AMMinister Builds the World's Largest Treehouse
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Aug. 1 2013 8:30 AMNightly Dance of Aggression Between India and Pakistan
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July 26 2013 9:30 AMDeadly Lake Kills 1,746
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July 23 2013 8:30 AMFeed, Pet, and Cuddle a Sloth
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July 17 2013 1:52 PMBeautiful Island Asks You to Pack a Gas Mask
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July 15 2013 8:45 AMSnake Island: Deadly Serpents in Every Direction
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July 9 2013 10:15 AMChampagne Seasoned With an Amputated Toe
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July 5 2013 12:30 PMAbandoned Ship Is Reborn as a Canvas
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July 3 2013 9:00 AMSpace Gun Abandoned in the Jungle
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June 28 2013 10:15 AMThe World's Second Largest Hole
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June 25 2013 9:30 AMConcrete Dome Hides Nuclear Crater
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June 21 2013 9:45 AMMoose Domestication in the USSR
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June 18 2013 11:00 AMLongest Running Lab Experiment Keeps Going
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June 14 2013 7:45 AMAtlantic Ocean Road Is a Scenic Thrill Ride
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June 12 2013 7:45 AMWWII Sea Forts Now Abandoned
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June 10 2013 9:30 AMThis Incan Bridge Is Made From Grass




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