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The Brutal and Bloody History of the Mesoamerican Ball

The Brutal and Bloody History of the Mesoamerican Ball Game, Where Sometimes Loss Was Death A ball court in Mexico (photograph by Dennis Jarvis ) The Olmecs started it, the Maya tweaked it, and

Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020

URL: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/meso-american-baseball

47 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Portland - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 47 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Portland, Oregon from The Witch's Castle to Bart Simpson Etching.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/portland-oregon

31 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Las Vegas - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 31 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Las Vegas, Nevada from The Neon Boneyard to Statue of Elvis Presley .

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/las-vegas-nevada

17 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Memphis - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 17 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Memphis, Tennessee from The Crystal Shrine Grotto to Big Kids Sculptures.

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/memphis-tennessee

Scientists Are Simulating Mass Animal Die-Offs in an

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Scientists Are Simulating Mass Animal Die-Offs in an Oklahoma Prairie Understanding the ecological impact of hundreds of dead feral hogs.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/dead-hogs-animal-die-offs

147 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Oregon - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 147 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Oregon from Thor's Well to Kelly Butte Civil Defense Center.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/oregon

215 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Washington, D.C

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Discover 215 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Washington, D.C. from National Capitol Columns to Glenwood Cemetery's Chainsaw Sculptures.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/washington-dc

Airplane Home in the Woods – Hillsboro, Oregon - Atlas Obscura

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Discover Airplane Home in the Woods in Hillsboro, Oregon: Screw your Airstream; this man lives in a converted Boeing 727 parked out back.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/airplane-home-in-the-woods

26 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Discover 26 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Newfoundland and Labrador from L'Anse Aux Meadows to Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/newfoundland-and-labrador

Whether You Say Freakin', Friggin', Or - Atlas Obscura

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“Frig” was a very common expletive, if a fairly mild one, until around 1850, when it suddenly dropped off in popularity. Until, that is, the word was reborn. Until, that is, the word was reborn.

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/whether-you-say-freakin-friggin-or-frickin-depends-on-where-youre-from

The Curious Case of the Deep-Sea Bone Worms and the

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Their reptilian research is a passion project, spun off from more formal research on food oases around deep-sea pieces of wood. But it has already offered valuable insights,

- Actived: Wednesday Jan 29, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/deep-sea-gator-bone-worm

359 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Massachusetts - Atlas

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Discover 359 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Massachusetts from Mapparium to Worcester State Hospital.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/massachusetts

13 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in New Brunswick - Atlas

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Discover 13 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in New Brunswick from Hopewell Rocks to Loyalist St. Andrews.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/new-brunswick

The Real Electric Frankenstein Experiments of the 1800s

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The Real Electric Frankenstein Experiments of the 1800s Why scientists during the late 18th and 19th centuries conducted crude experiments with reanimating corpses. by Lauren Young October 31, 2016

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-real-electric-frankenstein-experiments-of-the-1800s

104 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Seattle - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 104 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Seattle, Washington from Mystery Soda Machine to Eastlake Zoo Tavern.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/seattle-washington

151 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Virginia - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 151 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Virginia from Abandoned Virginia Renaissance Faire to Misty of Chincoteague.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/virginia

Atlas Obscura Lists

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Discover Atlas Obscura Lists, our handy guides to the world's hidden wonders and curious places. How many have you visited?

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/lists

Why Do Canadians Say 'Eh'? - Atlas Obscura

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It’s not exactly asking for reassurance or confirmation, but it’s not far off: the speaker is basically saying, hey, we’re on the same page here, we agree on this.

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-do-canadians-say-eh

80 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in New Orleans - Atlas

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Discover 80 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in New Orleans, Louisiana from New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum to Faulkner House Books.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/new-orleans-louisiana

37 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Wyoming - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 37 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Wyoming from Devils Tower to Buffalo Bill Dam.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/wyoming

Surgery's Open Secret: It Smells - Atlas Obscura

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This is pretty much what it sounds like: the blood supply is, for one reason or another, cut off from part of the bowel, and a section of it dies. To the eye, it’s dark black, when it should be

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/surgerys-open-secret-it-smells

Poveglia Plague Island – Venice, Italy - Atlas Obscura

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Discover Poveglia Plague Island in Venice, Italy: A small island less than half a mile from Venice is a forbidden island with a dark and twisted past.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/poveglia-plague-island

170 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Colorado - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 170 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Colorado from Paint Mines Interpretive Park to Devil's Slide Trestles.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/colorado

What the Color 'Haint Blue' Means to the Descendants of

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What the Color ‘Haint Blue’ Means to the Descendants of Enslaved Africans In the Lowcountry, the unique shade is both protective talisman and source of unspeakable suffering.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-haint-blue-means-to-descendants-enslaved-africans

The Sad History of Hydrox Cookies, Which Were Probably

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The Sad History of Hydrox Cookies, Which Were Probably Doomed Because They Were Called Hydrox They, of course, look a lot like Oreos.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/hydrox-cookies-oreo

Swing at the End of the World – Banos, Ecuador - Atlas Obscura

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Discover Swing at the End of the World in Banos, Ecuador: A swing to dangle you off the very edge.

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/swing-at-the-end-of-the-world

51 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Vienna - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 51 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Vienna, Austria from Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library) to Austrian State Archives.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/vienna-austria

33 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Baltimore - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 33 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Baltimore, Maryland from Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death to Fell's Point Maritime Museum.

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/baltimore-maryland/

341 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Scotland - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 341 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Scotland from Fingal's Cave to Greyfriars Bobby.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/scotland

The Incredible Ruins of 12 Abandoned Islands - Atlas Obscura

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Located on tiny King Island off the coast of Alaska, the stilt village of Ukivok was once the winter home of sea-faring natives who have left it abandoned for the last half-century. Despite being

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-incredible-ruins-of-12-abandoned-islands

660 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in New York City - Atlas

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Discover 660 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in New York City from City Hall Station to Statue of Liberty's Original Torch.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/new-york

23 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Cleveland - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 23 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Cleveland, Ohio from The Haserot Angel to Jesse Owens Statue.

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/cleveland-ohio

44 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Budapest - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 44 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Budapest, Hungary from For Sale Pub to Budapest Telephone Museum.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/budapest-hungary

The Dog Suicide Bridge – Milton, Scotland - Atlas Obscura

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Located near the village of Milton in the burgh of Dumbarton, Scotland, is a bridge that for some reason or another has been prompting dogs to leap to their deaths since the early ’60s.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/overtoun-bridge

The Dark Secrets of This Now-Empty Island in Maine - Atlas

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The Dark Secrets of This Now-Empty Island in Maine Malaga Island was home to a fishing community. But in 1911, pseudoscience and greedy politicians changed all that.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-dark-secrets-of-this-nowempty-island-in-maine

How To Walk On Water, Without Being the Son of God - Atlas

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This would be harder to pull off in a natural setting where the slope and level of the ground is more varied and harder to gage, but in smooth, man-made waters like swimming pools, it works perfectly.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-to-walk-on-water-without-being-the-son-of-god

33 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Toronto - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 33 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Toronto, Ontario from The Monkey's Paw to Secret Swing.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/toronto-ontario

150 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Ireland - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 150 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Ireland from The Long Room Library at Trinity College to Saint Brendan’s Well.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/ireland/

Thor's Well – Yachats, Oregon - Atlas Obscura

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Discover Thor's Well in Yachats, Oregon: On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/thor-s-well

91 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Utah - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 91 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Utah from Nine Mile Canyon to Satan's Land .

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/utah

Romans Once Filled the Colosseum with Water and Staged an

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Romans Once Filled the Colosseum with Water and Staged an Epic Mock Sea Battle An artist’s rendering of an ancient Roman naumachia. The emperor’s got some serious front row seats.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ancient-rome-once-filled-the-colosseum-up-with-water-and-staged-epic-mock-sea-battle

What Happened to the Severed Head of Peter the Great's

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What Happened to the Severed Head of Peter the Great’s Wife’s Lover Don’t believe the hype.

- Actived: Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/kunstkamera-museum-head-jar-peter-great-lover-wife

138 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Chicago - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 138 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Chicago, Illinois from Oz Park to Pullman Historic District .

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/chicago-illinois

The World Islands – Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Atlas

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Dubai is famous for its luxurious Palm Islands, the easily recognizable manmade archipelago off of the city’s coast. Based on the Palm’s success, Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Maktoum, envisioned an

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/world-islands

89 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Thailand - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 89 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Thailand from Lotus Lake to The Leather Work.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/thailand

98 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Boston - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 98 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Boston, Massachusetts from Mapparium to Boston's First Street.

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/boston-massachusetts

The Not-Quite Incorruptible St. Bernadette of Lourdes

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Discover The Not-Quite Incorruptible St. Bernadette of Lourdes in Nevers, France: Perhaps the most beautiful of preserved saints, with a little help from Paris.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/not-quite-incorruptible-st-bernadette-lourdes

The Glamorous Pearl Earring King Charles I Wore to His

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The Glamorous Pearl Earring King Charles I Wore to His Execution Since childhood, he refused to part with it. by Michael Waters July 6, 2017. The Glamorous Pearl Earring King Charles I Wore to His

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/king-charles-i-pearl-earring-execution

480 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Canada - Atlas Obscura

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Discover 480 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Canada from The Monkey's Paw to Hopewell Rocks.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/canada

There Is Gold in Seawater, But We Can't Get at It - Atlas

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There Is Gold in Seawater, But We Can’t Get at It From scams to mad science, the quest for the oceans’ riches continues.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/gold-ocean-sea-hoax-science-water-boom-rush-treasure

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