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10 Places Where It Seems Like Vampires Are More Than Myth
the headstone.
Frederick Deeming death mask
Mercy Brown's gravestone in the cemetery of the Baptist Church in Exeter
Rynek Underground Cemetery

10 Places Where It Seems Like Vampires Are More Than Myth

Sometimes superstition leaves a mark on the world.


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The Ultimate Guide to Scattered Body Parts
Galileo's Middle Finger
Einstein's Brain Slides
Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon in its new location in 2020
Head of St. Catherine of Siena
The head of Diogo Alves
Antonio Scarpa's Head

The Ultimate Guide to Scattered Body Parts

One way or another, these heads, shoulders, hands, and toes have lost their bodies.


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Trek for Treats to 11 of the World’s Most Unique Candy Stores
On the right, Willy Wonka movie memorabilia, including the golden ticket.
The 1,500-pound chocolate castle.

Trek for Treats to 11 of the World’s Most Unique Candy Stores

Eat your heart out, Willy Wonka.


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11 Horror Film Sets Where You Can Revisit Your Greatest Fears
Orava Castle
The old movie set.
The stairs at night
Sign across the street from the house

11 Horror Film Sets Where You Can Revisit Your Greatest Fears

In total safety. We think.


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9 Places in Vermont to Go Before You Die—or After
Chapel interior.
The gravestone of the mummy.
A not-quite-exact replica of Michelangelo's Pieta. (Wikimedia Commons)
Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
Wilson Castle
Witch window in Craftsbury, Vermont.

9 Places in Vermont to Go Before You Die—or After

Death finds us all, whether you’re a jilted lover, an ice cream flavor, or a mythological deer-boar.


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These 11 Puppet Palaces Around the World Will Thrill and Terrify You
Marionettes hanging in Trujillo's toy museum.
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Sansouci Puppet Museum
The self-playing musical marionettes.

These 11 Puppet Palaces Around the World Will Thrill and Terrify You

Humanoid figurines can range from charmingly whimsical to spine-tinglingly creepy.


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