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The Crypt of Civilization

Under the foundation of Phoebe Hearst Memorial Hall at Oglethorpe University in Georgia, the United States, is a large room, that was sealed shut with a welded stainless steel door more than seventy five years ago.

Postman’s Park’s Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Postman's Park in central London, easily overlooked, lies a remarkable memorial.

Sarajevo Tunnel: The Tunnel of Hope

Five meters below the runway of Sarajevo's airport runs a short stretch of tunnel that was dug out during the Siege of Sarajevo to bring supplies to the cut-off city.

Elgin Marbles: A Piece of The Parthenon in London

Should a museum keep artistic treasures it acquired under dubious circumstances a long time ago, or should it return them to their country of origin?

A Blast From The Past: Episode 33

From the archives of Amusing Planet. Tristan da Cunha - The Most Remote Island in the World Tristan da Cunha is a volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean lying 2,816 kilometers from the nearest land, South Africa, and 3,360 kilometers from South America.

Floating Houses of Lake Bokodi

Lake Bokodi, in the village of Bokod, about 80 kilometers west of Budapest, Hungary, is an artificial lake created in 1961 by the Oroszlány Thermal Power Company by flooding a low-lying meadow next to the plant.

The Romantic Tale Of The Chicken Farmer Rock

Verona might be the birthplace of the most famous love story in literature, but the small village of Newbury, in the state of New Hampshire, the United States, is home to the most enduring one of recent times.

The Mystery of Carolina Bays

In the 1930s, when the Atlantic coast was being photographed from airplanes for the first time in history, a curious geological feature came to light.

The Grave With A Window

There is a curious grave at Evergreen Cemetery in the West River neighborhood of New Haven, Vermont, the United States.

The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

The town of Ait-Ben-Haddou, located on the southern slopes of the High Atlas Mountains, is one of the most spectacular manmade sights along the valley in Morocco’s rocky desert.

The Russian Gangster Cemetery in Yekaterinburg

The Shirokorechenskoe Cemetery, located on the southwestern outskirts of Yekaterinburg, in Russia, is the final resting place of many famous locals including folk artists, scientists, and heroes of World War 2.

The Waffle Rock

Just outside the visitor center of Jennings Randolph Lake, in Mineral County, in the US state of West Virginia, is a large piece of rock on display.

Point Nemo: The Spacecraft Cemetery

Far off the east coast of New Zealand, about 3,300 kilometers out in the Pacific Ocean, lies one of the geekiest junkyard in the world.

The Grave With A Window

There is a curious grave at Evergreen Cemetery in the West River neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut, the United States.

Lung Fish, The Fish That Lives On Land

The lungfish, also known as salamanderfish, is a type of freshwater fish best known for its ability to live on land, without water, for months on end, and sometimes even years.

Verkhoyansk: Siberia’s Pole of Cold

In the remote Yakutia region of Siberia, more than a hundred kilometers inside the Arctic Circle, lies the small town of Verkhoyansk.

The Hermits of Karoulia of Mount Athos

Mount Athos, located on a Greek peninsula in the Aegean Sea, is home to one of the oldest surviving monastic community on Earth.

The Bear Moat of Český Krumlov Castle

The historic Český Krumlov Castle in the small city of Český Krumlov, in the Czech Republic, was built in the mid-13th century by the powerful Rosenberg family, who played an important role in the medieval history of the country.

The Sundial Cannon of Åtvidaberg

In the not-too-distant past, before the invention of modern timekeeping devices, noontime —the moment when the sun is at the highest position in the sky— held special significance.

Santa Cruz Del Islote: A Crowded Utopia

Santa Cruz del Islote is a tiny coral island, and one of the smallest, in the archipelago of San Bernardo off the coast of Colombia.