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The Many Ways to Shape a Tree
The "Basket" Tree was woven together from six separate sycamore trees.
Root Bridges of Cherrapunji
Jembatan Akar

The Many Ways to Shape a Tree

See the astonishing ways people around the world have trained trees to grow.


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Travel to As Many of These Offbeat Places As You Can in 2018
Baggage claim at Sacramento Airport
“You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies” at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Fifty-Two 80's

Travel to As Many of These Offbeat Places As You Can in 2018

For a limited time, JetBlue is hosting a sweepstakes to reward three winners with a year of jet-setting.


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7 Destinations for a Different Kind of Oregon Trail
The premises of the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute.
The Bigfoot Trap
Outside Hippo Hardware in Portland.
Antler chandelier plus interior of restaurant
A kestrel falcon nursed back to health by the Cascades Raptor Center.
Vintage aircraft from the Erickson Collection

7 Destinations for a Different Kind of Oregon Trail

This winter, discover the state’s seven wondrous regions.


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When Animals Are Not Where You’d Expect Them to Be
The Tree Goats of Morocco
Cave of the Hanging Snakes
(WikiCommons)
'Akaka Falls
A wallaby on Inchconnachan.

When Animals Are Not Where You’d Expect Them to Be

Fish on cliffs, swimming pigs, and other geographically confused critters.


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The Best-Guarded Treasures in the World
Behold!
A row of nitrate storage vaults at the Packard Campus
The Mosler safe under construction
The Rogers Vault
The world's most expensive playset.
Entering the Mormon Archives, Stewart Brand Center, photo by Alexander Rose.

The Best-Guarded Treasures in the World

A tour of some of the strongest, deepest, and safest hiding spots on Earth.


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The World's Most Fascinating Displays of Preserved Brains
Braaaaaaaains
Edward Bradford Titchener's Brain

The World’s Most Fascinating Displays of Preserved Brains

The mind is a terrible thing to waste.


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