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Feb. 17 2017 12:30 PMTokyo’s Nishi Rokugo Park Is Made Almost Entirely of Tires
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Feb. 15 2017 5:30 PMWhere the U.S. Government Kept Its Cash, Before Fort Knox
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Feb. 13 2017 12:30 PMThere's a 12-Foot Replica of the Washington Monument Hidden Under a Manhole Near the Original
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Feb. 1 2017 6:00 PMThe Watergate Gas Station Was Once Described as the Most Expensive Gas Station in the World
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Jan. 30 2017 12:30 PMThe Alien-Inspired “Chess City” in Russia Is a Haven for Chess Lovers
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Jan. 25 2017 3:00 PMThis Blocky D.C. Building Has Been Described as “Monstrous” and “Soul-Deadening”
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Jan. 23 2017 1:30 PMThese Rocks Were on Every Zimbabwean Banknote
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Jan. 16 2017 2:30 PMSegregated Cemeteries Are Important Troves of Forgotten Black History
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Jan. 12 2017 12:30 PMHave a Wood-Related Question? Call the Forest Products Laboratory
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Jan. 10 2017 2:00 PMThe Factory That Took a Step Toward Liberating Women’s Bodies
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Nov. 28 2016 12:30 PMThe Underground Hideout of a Japanese Soldier for Whom World War II Ended in 1972
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Nov. 22 2016 12:30 PMThis Frozen Tunnel in Central Alaska is Both an Engineering Feat and a Valuable Climate Classroom
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Nov. 17 2016 12:30 PMThe Stylish Tragicomedy of Muse, Arts Patron, and Society Darling Lady Hamilton
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Nov. 15 2016 12:30 PMA 400-Year-Old Church, Covered Floor to Ceiling in Ex-Voto Offerings From the Faithful
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Nov. 11 2016 12:30 PMEngland’s Foremost Purveyor of Funeral Furniture Hasn’t Changed a Bit Since the 1960s
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Feb. 16 2017 2:30 PMThis Georgetown Library Was One of America’s Great Old Book Shrines
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Feb. 14 2017 11:30 AMA Skull That Might Be St. Valentine’s Resides in a Reliquary in a Small Basilica in Rome
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Feb. 7 2017 12:30 PMSeemingly Unremarkable Sushi Ephemera Are Being Preserved for Future Historians
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Jan. 31 2017 12:30 PMThe Entire Trading Room Was Rebuilt Inside the Art Institute’s New Wing in 1976
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Jan. 26 2017 2:00 PMDine in the Same Room Where Some of the Titanic’s Victims Were Embalmed
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Jan. 24 2017 5:45 PMJacksonvile’s Highways Rendered This Century-Old Grammar School Unusable
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Jan. 19 2017 2:45 PMSpain’s 47-Story, M-Shaped Intempo Building Remains Totally Uninhabited
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Jan. 13 2017 12:25 PMThe Squirrel War of Over 100,000 Casualties
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Jan. 11 2017 12:30 PMMichelangelo’s Doodles Line the Walls of a Secret Room Under the Medici Chapel
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Dec. 23 2016 12:30 PMHere’s the Thing About This Festive Accessory: It’s a Parasite
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Nov. 24 2016 8:30 AMTokyo’s Only Vaudeville–Cuckoo Clock–Steampunk–Victorian Curio Cabinet Timepiece
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Nov. 21 2016 12:30 PMThe Remains of This Religious Colony, Along With Its Amusement Park, Zoo, and Baseball Empire, Are Now Mostly Abandoned
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Nov. 16 2016 12:30 PMThis Great Depression–Era Creation Was Once Known as the Strangest House in the World
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Nov. 14 2016 12:30 PMThe Largest Museum of Handbags in the World, the Oldest of Which Were Used to Carry Bibles
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Nov. 10 2016 1:15 PMBrawny Guys Rolling Around in Oil Is One of the Oldest Sports in the World

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