Early polar exploration was a lonely business with sailors stuck on their ships for months on end, subsisting on barely edible rations among some of the world's most inhospitable climates. However the famous Shackleton polar expedition was made just a bit brighter by the presence of the ship's cat, Mrs. Chippy.
Slumped in a the corner of an expansive British churchyard is the grave of Hannah Twynnoy, a 16th century barmaid who is said to have been the first person in Britain's history to be killed by a tiger.
Its not a dream and its not a photoshop, the tree shown above is a naturally occurring species known as Eucalyptus deglupta, otherwise known as the "Rainbow Eucalyptus" which sheds its bark to reveal a spectrum that would make Crayola jealous.
Rural Brazil is not known for its pyramids, but according to the esoteric Order of the Guardians of the Pharaohs it is the perfect place to build the triangular edifices, although the locals are more than a little skeptical.
Known as the "Venice of the North," the town of Giethoorn has no roads, just quaint canals and rustic wooden bridges connecting the populace.
The largest cave in Germany's Harz Mountains, known as Unicorn Cave, was discovered in medieval times when the thinking was that the large deposits of strange bones could only belong the mythical horned horse.
Hard times have befallen the residents of countless American small towns, but few have fought back so boldly as many of the citizens of Vernon, Florida who found that severing their limbs could be even more lucrative than using them.
While it might not be as fancy or futuristic as the name would imply, the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport was christened to invite refugees from Jupiter who may have been fleeing a global catastrophe.
Not a month since the enigmatic "Theater At The End Of The World" went viral among the internet's curio corners, it seems that the outdoor cinema in the middle of the Egyptian desert has been utterly destroyed. Did we shine a light on one of the world's secret places only to expose it to ruin?
Located in Tromsø, in northern Norway, the awesomely-named Polaria is the world's most northerly aquarium and also looks as though the world's largest dominoes have been knocked over.
Only visible from the air, the carefully shaped copse of trees known simply as the "Minnesota Forest" has been shaped by a rogue forester over decades to look like its home state.
Maybe one of the most iconic locations in the architecturally rich city of Glasgow, the Duke of Wellington Statue has been harmlessly adorned with an unauthorized traffic cone chapeau since the 1980's and the practice has become so beloved that locals actively encourage the victimless vandalism.
While traditional maps of the United States look like overstuffed diagrams of the country's pioneer spirit, this awesome new map by mapsbynik titled Nobody Lives Here shows just how empty much of America still is.
Installed right on the Spanish shore, the sustainable housing unit/art project known as The Truffle was created by purpose making a huge cement boulder with dirt, hay, and a baby calf, and then simply hollowing it out.
While Jules Verne may have been the most famous writer to expound on the concept that the Earth is hollow, his famous book was explicitly a work of fiction. Early 1800's lecturer John Symmes Jr. wanted to let people know that it was not as fantastic as it seems, and Ohio's Hollow Earth Monument honors the man's…
Standing on a lot in an otherwise uneventful part of Olomouc in the Czech Republic is a rusting aircraft that houses Aeroplane Bar Letka Tu-104, a tiny bar that has been serving cheap drinks and a lowbrow/high-flying atmosphere for decades.
Looking like something out of the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien, the city of Ronda, Spain is perched high atop the two cliff faces of the El Tajo canyon as though a fissure opened and swallowed the interior of the city.
Every town has its stray cats, but none love theirs so much as the small Scottish town of St. Andrews which has installed a permanent bronze statue to honor Hamish McHamish, the town's unofficial mascot.