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What's With the Odd European Replica Towns All Across the United States?

Why have small towns like Helen, Georgia, and Solvang, California, gotten all dressed up in immigrant garb?

The Many Haunted Mansions of Disney Theme Parks

Disney parks around the world all have a haunted attraction, but not one is exactly like the original, and all have fascinating reasons behind their differences.

Sailing Around the Globe With a Pet Chicken Named Monique

Frenchman Guirec Soudée is sailing around the world by himself. But since everyone needs a first mate, he enlisted a laying hen.

10 Eerie Abandoned Cities You Can Visit

There's something about abandoned cities that makes you curious about what happened. Here are 10 where you can satisfy that curiosity by taking a visit.

5 Don't-Miss Items in the Smithsonian African American History Museum

The newest Smithsonian museum has artifacts from luminaries ranging from Harriet Tubman to Michael Jackson.

Yes, We Live in a World Where 'Poop Cafes' Are a Thing

Toilet-themed restaurants in Toronto and Moscow are two recent examples of this weird craze spreading beyond Asia.

See the Swirling Glory of Britain's 7-Circle Magic Roundabout

There's a method behind the automotive madness of this massive traffic circle in Swindon, England.

Mind-blowing Design Contest for Future National Memorials

According to Congress, there are too many memorials in the District of Columbia. Finalists in a new contest rethink our monuments for the digital age.

Everest: Still Tough to Conquer Decades After First Summit

Thousands have summited the world's highest mountain since Hillary and Norgay made their historic climb in 1953. What's changed about that formidable trek?

10 Lost Islands

Lost islands are the stuff of adventure movies and ancient tales, but some actually did exist. Others were only alive in imagination or because someone mistook them for another place. Do you know any of these islands?

Mesmerizing Drone Footage Shows Eerily Abandoned Chernobyl

Photographer Philip Grossman used drones to capture these amazing shots of the nuclear meltdown site and abandoned city of Pripyat.

Japanese Corpse Hotels Arise in Response to Super Busy Crematoriums

Cremation in Japan is pretty much a nationwide tradition. That means you may have to wait days or weeks before your loved one is cremated. What to do in the meantime?

Live the Dream, Drive an Excavator at a Construction Theme Park for Adults

Would you pay $200 to drive an asphalt roller or a bulldozer? Lots of adults would — that's why there's Diggerland XL.

Is Your Airbnb Photo 'Trustworthy'? If So, You Could Be Charging More

Thinking about making some extra cash with Airbnb? Pick your profile photo carefully. New research finds that it matters more than you think.

6 Crazy Theme Cruises

Whether you're looking for like-minded cat lovers or conspiracy theorists, there's a cruise out there for you.

Cathartic 'Rage Rooms' Grow More Popular, But Could Actually Increase Aggression

The "rage room," where people can buy incremental time to smash household items and office products, is a European craze that may be coming to a city near you.

One Crazy Odyssey: Traveling Around the World … on Foot

Sometimes you need to take a walk to clear your head. For one man who circumnavigated the globe, that walk lasted more than a decade and stretched nearly 50,000 miles.

Yep, People Still Hitchhike

Hitchhiking is a polarizing topic. But is it really as dangerous as it’s often made out to be, or is it a relatively safe way to get around? Are people still hitchhiking?

10 Surprising Things People Lose on Roller Coasters

Every year, thousands of cell phones, cameras and glasses are left behind on amusement park rides. But how to explain the loaded guns, false teeth and prosthetic limbs?

10 Strange Buildings Where You Can Spend the Night

From murder sites to a building shaped like one of your body's major organs, these rooms for rent deliver way more than free WiFi. You'll never believe all the weird and wonderful places you can bed down.

How Velocipede Carousels Work

Velocipede carousels, powered by pedaling, were created in the late 19th century to accustom Parisians to riding bicycles. But just two of them are left in the world.

10 Deadliest Roller Coaster Accidents

You're more likely to die getting struck by lightning than riding a roller coaster, but that doesn't mean there isn't a long list of amusement park tragedies.

Is it true that no one dies at Disney World?

It's touted as the most magical place on Earth, but is it so magical nobody has ever died there? Let's get real about what goes down when there's a death at Disney World.

How Airbnb Works

Airbnb sounds like a win-win: Guests get a unique vacation experience often at less than a hotel would charge, while hosts make extra cash off spare bedrooms or second homes. But hotels, cities and tenants' groups don't feel as buoyant about Airbnb.


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