A new island has suddenly appeared in the Atlantic

Dreaming of a vacation to an untouched, unknown island in the middle of the ocean? Then we've got some good news for you! A brand new island has just appeared in the Atlantic, and...

There’s an ‘Arabian Nights’-themed town just off I-95

Not a lot about Opa-Locka makes sense. It's a Southern town with a Native American name (shortened from the Seminole phrase 'Opa-tisha-wocka-locka'... try saying that three times fast) and a Moorish, One Thousand and...
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There’s something weird about Bowling Ball Beach

The ocean is a pretty weird place. It's a massive swath of our Earth that we haven't fully explored, although we do know that it's filled with mountains and trenches and volcanoes and monster-like sea...

The ruins of an opulent Victorian resort run by…ostriches?!

The Victorian era was a period marked by grandeur, elegance, and frivolity... and that applied to health and wellness, too. How else can you explain the Hot Wells Hotel and Spa? Marble pools filled...

The bittersweet story of the grave in the middle of Wheelock Street

Graveyards are, oftentimes, more than just a final resting place. Choosing where to be buried is often a deeply personal and important choice that's made for a reason; some want to be buried in...

JFK’s island vacation bunker is the nicest place to wait out WWIII

Remember when nuclear fallout bunkers were a thing? Ok, I don't *actually* remember... but I still kinda think they're cool. They're like a less lame and more useful version of a man cave. Back in the...

Some people think the fossils at this park prove dinos and humans co-existed

Dinosaurs are fascinating, but a lot of what we know about these magnificent beasts is, of course speculation. Speculation based on evidence and science, but speculation nonetheless. There are plenty of convergent theories about them,...

Wildwood is a neon seaside paradise filled with fake palm trees

Strolling through Wildwood, New Jersey is like stepping back in time, to an era when neon lit up the night and kitsch was king. The beach town's Doo Wop Motel District (which also goes...

North Carolina’s elusive Land of Oz is open every weekend this month

It's hard to find a theme park more legendary than North Carolina's Land of Oz. Of course, it's popular since the Wizard of Oz is such a nostalgic and well-known story, but most of...
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The Utah UFO Festival is like Woodstock for Close Encounters of the Third Kind

There are more than a few UFO/Alien-themed conferences and conventions across the country (as there should be; the truth is out there), so choosing one to go to might be tricky. But, only one,...

The bizarrely beautiful Cheltenham Badlands are what happens when farming goes very wrong

Looking at the stark, colorful clay of the Cheltenham Badlands, it's hard to picture that this place was once farmland. Unlike the badlands of the Midwest, these were man-made, not created from natural causes....
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The strange story behind these massive, abandoned Presidential busts

We in America are super into preserving history and iconic figures like Presidents. We put them on money and carve their faces into mountains, for goodness' sake! But the strangest tribute to our nation's...

A mesmerizing look inside a truly mind-bending bookstore

Located in an area surrounded by water, and bridges, the Zhongshuge bookstore, designed by XL-Muse, is one of the world's most unique buildings. It's surreal, jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and kinda looks like a futuristic spaceship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaVeIEFlvKE Inhabitat The...

The true story of the wooden roller coaster too epic to survive…and the eternal...

They say that legends never die, and while that's true, too often, the best legends aren't long for this world. Sometimes, they're just too ahead of their time. Such is the case with the Son...

Arcosanti is an experimental town, off I-17, solely focused on saving the planet

Arcosanti is one of those strange little places you maybe heard about in high school science class, thought it was kinda weird, or kinda cool, but then forgot about it. Fast-forward 10 years and you've...