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The 5 Most Delightfully Cheesy Dinosaur Parks


Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History. Richfield Springs, New York.

Dinosaurs were discovered in the 1920s, and a century later Arthur Conan Doyle in The Lost World cemented their image in the minds of ordinary people – they became part of pop culture. Along with this, theme parks began to appear in the U.S. in the 1930s. They grew along the federal highways like mushrooms, and most of them were just awful – about the level of street art from tires. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos of Russian Northern Roads as Roads to Hell

A huge collection of photos of unlucky vehicles on the far northern roads of Russia. Continue reading »

Bizarre Photographs of Thailand’s Buddhist Hell Garden


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Down an ordinary road about 60 miles outside of Bangkok you can explore hell. Scenes at Wang Saen Suk, aka Hell Garden, show visitors what happens when you fail to follow the right path of Buddhism. If your bad deeds outnumber your good deeds you’re in deep trouble. Continue reading »

Tokyo Hotel Launches Futuristic Lantern Dining to Beat Coronavirus


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A high-end resort hotel in Tokyo has come up with a unique way to enable diners to enjoy meals while offering protection against the coronavirus — by covering them with transparent lanterns. Continue reading »

Wonderland Abandoned: The Swift Fall of “Europe’s Biggest Theme Park”


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Wonderland Eurasia, billed as “Europe’s biggest theme park,” opened in Ankara, Turkey, in March 2019. Political turmoil, uneven ride quality, and a lack of attendance caused the massive park to close its doors permanently after less than a year of operation. Continue reading »

Buffalo Horn Cupping Makes Users Look Like a Super Mario Character


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The benefits of cupping as a way to relieve stress, improve athletic performance and overall health have been debated at nauseam, but did you know cupping could help you cosplay as popular Nintendo villain Bowser, aka King Koopa? Continue reading »

There’s an Atmospheric Abandoned Jurassic Park Located in the Heart of Russia


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Three hours from Moscow is the Golden City tourist complex. A park with dinosaurs, rides and the biggest roller coaster in Europe was also planned nearby! It was supposed to open in summer of 2021, but lately a lot has been going wrong, so for now there is an atmospheric unfinished construction with Diplodocs and Tyrannosaurs in the middle of the tall grass. Continue reading »

Remember When Traveling by Train Was Wonderful in the 1950s

Before the start of Amtrak in 1971, the Sunset Limited was operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Sunset Limited is the oldest named train in the United States, operating since November 1894 along the Sunset Route (though originally named the Sunset Express). The Sunset Route (originating in New Orleans) is the southernmost of the three gateways to the West Coast envisioned through the Pacific Railroad Acts. The other two embarked from Chicago and St. Louis. Continue reading »

Once Upon A Time, You Could Ride a Train Right Through the Orange Groves in Southern California

“These cards seems to be part of an advertising campaign by the Southern California Tourist Agency. It probably isn’t, but it certainly highlights the attitude that people had about Southern California. Imagine, Easterners coming to Southern California for the first time and, as the train passes through the orange groves to get to Los Angeles, crowding the back platform of the last car to get a better look at the trees laden with fruit! Continue reading »

It’s Mysterious Circles in Japan: Drone Captures Circles of Trees


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Thanks to drones, the Miyazaki prefectural government captures a pair of mysterious circles made of cedar trees at its forest management site. Continue reading »

Inside the Gruesome Mummies of Guanajuato in the 1950s

The Mummies of Guanajuato are a number of naturally mummified bodies interred during a cholera outbreak around Guanajuato, Mexico in 1833. Continue reading »

A Real-Life Yellow Submarine for Rent

Ticked off your bucket list, but still need more?

1960’s: All aboard for the magical mystery tour with the Beatles and their Yellow Submarine, powered by love; because that’s what makes the world go round. Continue reading »

Breiðamerkursandur – Iceland’s Stunning Diamond Beach


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A black sand beach littered with huge chunks of glistening ice has become one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and for good reason, it looks like something out of a fantasy movie. Continue reading »

Dubai’s Love Lake: Two Hearts in the Middle of the Desert


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Love Lake, a heart-shaped, man-made lake located in the desert near Dubai, is probably one of the most impressive attractions for romantic couples visiting the Middle-East. Continue reading »

Baikal Zen: Rare Phenomenon Makes Rocks Look Like They Are Floating Above Water


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Lake Baikal in Siberia is the deepest freshwater lake in the world, and its particular relationship to the land that surrounds it produces fascinating natural phenomenon—frozen waves of ice, ice caves dripping with long fingers of icicles, frozen methane bubbles, and something called “Baikal Zen,” which is the balancing of rocks on thin pedestals of ice. Continue reading »

Woman Discovers Penis-Shaped Island on Google Earth

A Michigan woman says she could hardly believe her eyes when she discovered an obscure, penis-shaped island in the Pacific Ocean while browsing Google Earth. Continue reading »

Rude Trip: Two Brothers Go On a Naughty Place Name Tour Across UK

Andy and Magnus Tait embarked on an epic “Rude Trip” of Britain, and over four days visited places across the country with rude and naughty names. Their 2,000-mile journey took them on a loop from Edinburgh down the west coast, along the south coast and back up the east coast of England. Here are the lads at all the funniest named places that they visited. Continue reading »

Plenty of Old Carney Magic Still Haunts This Abandoned Photogenic Amusement Park in South Korea


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There is a small abandoned theme park in Seoul, South Korea, with a quieted carousel, bleached-out images of ’80s pop icons, and “dodgem” cars that have long-since quit dodging. But unlike most amusement parks that have gone idle, this one invites the public to share in its slow crumble. Continue reading »

This Is For Real! Sahara Desert Is Witnessing Snow


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A photographer has captured images of camels after a snowfall in the Tabuk region in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The area – which is close to the border with Jordan – experienced unusual weather this month. Continue reading »

Bone Church of Rome: Amazing Vintage Photos Show Inside Rome’s Capuchin Crypt From the Late 19th Century

Popularly known as the Capuchin Crypt, the ossuary displays the bones of over 3,700 Capuchin friars, who died between 1528 and 1870. It is ornately decorated with skulls and bones displayed in the Baroque and Rococo styles, with a skeleton dressed as ‘Death’ standing in a niche. Continue reading »

This 25-Year-Old Puddle Has Its Own Instagram Account

A giant puddle in Russia’s Far East city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is being described as “invincible”, after it somehow survived unfixed for over a quarter of a century. It now has its own Instagram page and over 16,000 followers. Continue reading »

Inside Sweden’s Ice Hotel Made Entirely of Snow and Ice with Incredible Suites


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Sweden’s new IceHotel is giving some of the world’s most incredible ice caves a run for their money. This year, artists have created six one-of-a-kind suites in what is being billed Icehotel 31, which will stand until April 11, 2021 – when the hotel melts. Continue reading »

Rock Art Depicting Extinct Animals Is Discovered In Colombian Amazon And It’s Dated Back Around 12,000 Years

When it feels like we know the world around us all too well, and there are few things that can surprise us, the wonders of history and nature prove us wrong. Just recently, the British-Colombian team of archaeologists led by José Iriarte announced the bombshell news. Continue reading »

This Guy Rates Benches All Around The UK And The Reviews Are Spot-On

“The bench was comfortable, big broad arms, the seat was a good height and had a subtle curve, a great base, a plaque and a wonderful view. It’s a a very solid 7/10.”

Everybody has a hobby. It can be anything as simple as collecting coins or stamps, partaking in certain sports, whether as a player or a spectator, or even cosplaying, but it can also be a bit more uncommon, like trainspotting, collecting pictures of doors, and rating benches. Continue reading »

Huge Cat Etched Into Peruvian Hillside Believed to Be Over 2,000 Years Old

Archaeologists recently discovered a giant cat ‘geoglpyh’ etched into a hillside in Peru and experts say it dates back to 200 B.C. to 100 B.C.

The giant cat stretches roughly 40 yards (36.5 meters) and was found at the historic Nazca Lines, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Nazca Lines are a group of very large geoglyphs made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were created between 500 BCE and 500 CE by people making depressions or shallow incisions in the desert floor, removing pebbles and leaving differently coloured dirt exposed. Continue reading »