Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 19:30. Facebook
You take a pill containing a tapeworm egg. Once hatched, the parasite grows inside of the host, ingesting part of whatever the host eats.
You take a pill containing a tapeworm egg Once hatched the parasite

The Horrifying Legacy of the Victorian Tapeworm Diet

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Autumn Grey Midhir
Paula Schricker
Melody Vito
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 16:53. Facebook
Harry Bowman
Andrea Baxter
Ralph Dumain
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 14:18. Facebook
For your summer vacation, why not aim for something different and visit a giant heaping trash pile?
For your summer vacation why not aim for something different and visit

9 Destinations Where Garbage is the Attraction

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Jeff Tekenah
Kat Lindner
Al Klekacz
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 11:43. Facebook
In a small town called Bomarzo, 42 miles north of Rome, the woods are full of monsters.
Thierry Dutilleul
Alicia Alexandra Wright
Klara Woodson
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 09:09. Facebook
This Danish rock field is actually a sprawling ancient cemetery holding the bodies of 700 vikings.
This Danish rock field is actually a sprawling ancient cemetery holding the

Lindholm Høje in Denmark

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Kate Gardner
Karen Lindholm-Rynkiewicz
Riccardo Carollo
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 06:36. Facebook
Perhaps the most vicious rivalry of all was between the libraries of Alexandria and Pergamum.
Perhaps the most vicious rivalry of all was between the libraries of

The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World

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Brian Collins
Annie Fernback
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 04:03. Facebook
The little home only measures 10 feet deep and not even 6 feet wide.
The little home only measures 10 feet deep and not even 6 feet wide

Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain

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Alex Cechettini
Fayth Andrews
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 19:16. Facebook
The Tree Cathedral’s structure includes 1,800 fir poles, 600 chestnut branches, and 6,000 meters of hazel branches joined together with wood, nails, and string.
The Tree Cathedrals structure includes 1800 fir poles 600 chestnut branches and

Tree Cathedral

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Marchien Van Oostende
Amy Cotterill
Terrence Sykes
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 16:41. Facebook
Even with the apparent limitations of structure—32 pieces across 64 squares—there is capacity for unusual and inspired design.
Even with the apparent limitations of structure32 pieces across 64 squaresthere is

History’s Oddest and Most Gorgeous Chess Sets, in Photos

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Jeanne Rife
Tony Mantia
Suzanne Peake
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
The most common origin story behind this myth is actually tied up with another popular urban legend: the so-called "27 Club."
The most common origin story behind this myth is actually tied up

How White Lighters Got Such a Bad Rap

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Patrick Walker
Sean Flannery
Craig S. Thom
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
The legend of the crying boy survived into the internet age, and even sparked fan clubs.
The legend of the crying boy survived into the internet age and even sparked fan clubs

A Painting of a Crying Boy Was Blamed For a Series of Fires in the '80s

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Joe Williams
Grant Jones
Sam Bacon
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 10:01. Facebook
While today they’re not exactly ubiquitous, Weepuls are still alive and kicking.
While today they’re not exactly ubiquitous Weepuls are still alive and kicking

Rediscovering the Wonderful World of Weepuls

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Shannon Blake
Mariah Wills
Anna Maurya
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 07:16. Facebook
Even to this day the effects of the storm are visible in Utrecht.

From BBC Earth
Even to this day the effects of the storm are visible in Utrecht

In 1674, a mysterious storm devastated an entire city

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Roald Samuel Nagtegaal
Melissa Ostrowercha
David Jones
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 06:32. Facebook
Add-a-Ball is a retro-style arcade and pinball joint that also slings booze and snacks.
AddaBall is a retrostyle arcade and pinball joint that also slings booze and snacks

A Retro Pinball Barcade in Seattle

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Evan Wm Moore
Summer Go
Chris Shirley
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 05:51. Facebook
He lived at this townhouse between 1803 and 1821.
He lived at this townhouse between 1803 and 1821

William Blake's Last Surviving London Home

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Sybil M. Boulos
Doreen Joy Barber
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 05:06. Facebook
At Little World Museum of Man, founded in 1970, visitors can travel all around the world in just a few hours.
At Little World Museum of Man founded in 1970 visitors can travel

An Anthropological Theme Park in Japan

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Michelle Maani
Amelia Harmon
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 04:26. Facebook
White Sulfur Springs was marketed as a cure-all health spa.
White Sulfur Springs was marketed as a cureall health spa

Florida's Original Tourist Attraction

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Chuck Kaelin
Patti Lothrop
Greg Elrod
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 03:38. Facebook
Well, some of it at least.

From Travel + Leisure
Well some of it at least

From Travel  Leisure

This Is What Happens to Half-used Hotel Room Soap

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Laura Bowser
Walter Lasseigne Parenteau
Jeanine Vasinko
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 02:58. Facebook
Not all parts of the fish are created equal.

From Thrillist
Not all parts of the fish are created equal

The Secrets of Master Sushi Chefs

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Philip Gould
Geoff Roberts
Shawna Marie Willis
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
04/22/2017 at 02:02. Facebook
A storm of myth, controversy, and outright lies has swirled around Harvard's “founder’s” monument for more than 100 years.
A storm of myth controversy and outright lies has swirled around Harvards

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

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Takayo Higashi
Jb Howell
Christina Stopka