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Space Out in Chile’s Atacama Desert
Dec 08–Dec 14, 2017
Barcelona Unmasked: Cabaret, Cuisine, and Carnival
Feb 05–Feb 11, 2018
Dhows, Souqs, and Mosques of Oman
Feb 26–Mar 05, 2018
Mar 03–Mar 09, 2018
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Arctic Circle Marker
A giant concrete orb in far north Iceland marks the ever-shifting boundary.
Added by Ashawnta
How Nature Creates Uncannily Spherical Boulders
There's a geological phenomenon behind exceptionally round rocks.
October 02, 2017
What's Causing These Egg-Shaped Rocks to Form on a Cliff in China?
Locals collect them for good luck.
September 13, 2017
One of the only spherical 19th century gas containers left today.
Added by Maya W
St. Omer Cemetery Witch Grave
This grave in a ghost town cemetery marks the death of a witch on a day that never happened.
Added by TaunyaD
Gaffney, South Carolina
The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Added by lewblank
Biosphere of Montreal
Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
Added by michelle
An abandoned NSA listening post on Berlin's "Devil's Mountain."
Added by blainedoneill
World's Largest Ball of Paint
Covered in tens of thousands of coats of paint, this Indiana attraction holds a world record all its own.
Added by EricGrundhauser
New York, New York
One Times Square
This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
Added by meganmichelle
These mysterious ancient stone spheres were created by a civilization lost to time and are now mostly lawn ornaments.
Added by Josh
The Grand Kugel
This 29-ton granite ball spins around at the slightest touch thanks to a scientific phenomenon.
Added by MarkL
This moving cemetery sphere is a slowly rolling stone.
Added by markallender
Point Arena, California
Bowling Ball Beach
The mysterious round rocks of Schooner Gulch.
Added by Annetta Black
Gibeau Orange Julep
The skyline of Montreal includes the silhouette of an unexpected fruit-shaped Canadian staple.
Added by Jennifer Richardson
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
A neutrino detector built into the largest man-made underground cavity in the world.
Added by Dylan
A Space Age Love Song for Buckminster Fuller
April 10, 2013
Boys Town, Nebraska
World's Largest Ball of Stamps
An idle pastime becomes a record holder in Boys Town, Nebraska.
Added by Oliver Hong
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