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    • Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.

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    • Neuschwanstein Castle

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 1 min
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    The fairy-tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."

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    • Robert the Doll

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Robert Eugene Otto - or Gene, as his family called him - was just a young boy in the early 1900s when his family's maid gave him a strange, straw-filled doll to play with. Gene loved his life-sized doll and brought it along everywhere, even naming it "Robert" after himself. It wasn't long, however, before people began noticing signs of Robert the Doll's evil and mischievous nature.

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    • Museum of Clean

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    A museum dedicated to the history and art of staying clean.

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    • Ghibli Museum

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 2 mins
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    A magical place that lets you play in and explore the world of Studio Ghibli.

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    • Boggy Creek Monster

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The legend of the Boggy Creek Monster has long captivated the people of Fouke, Arkansas, a little town about 150 miles outside of Little Rock. It is said that Fouke is the first place that this cryptid was spotted. According to legend, the Boggy Creek Monster stands between seven and eight feet tall on two feet and weighs close to 300 pounds. Its chest, legs and arms are covered with thick, long hair.

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    • Naki Sumo Baby Crying Contest

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 1 min
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    For hundreds of years, participants in this Japanese festival have been making babies cry to ward off demons.

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    • Anne of Green Gables Museum

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 1 min
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    Go inside the house that inspired L. M. Montgomery to create one of literature's most beloved heroines.  

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    • Sloth Captive Husbandry Center

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    Native to South and Central America, the giant sloth has not been seen roaming the Pacific Northwest since pre-historic times. Yet, unexpectedly, a small conservation center in Oregon is in fact home to the largest captive population in the world.

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    • The Town of Witches

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 3 mins
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    In Triora, Italy, it didn't matter what kind of witch you were, witches burned. And to this day, the town remembers.

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    • Yunessun Spa Resort

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    This spa theme park lets its guests take a dip in pools of coffee, wine, or ramen broth.

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    • World’s Quietest Place

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 mins
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    This lab's maddening silence is good for business but bad for sanity.

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    • Bennesse Art Site Naoshima

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    A Japanese corporation has turned this small island town into living modern art gallery.

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    • Cat Island

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 1 min
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    On Japan's Tashirojima Island, cats are king.

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    • Modern Love Club

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    This narrow shop in the East Village hosts a matchmaking service for the new millennium.

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    • Álfaskólinn - Elf School

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    Some Icelanders take their belief in elves very seriously.

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    • Gunkanjima Island

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    Once the most densely populated place in the world, this island is now a ghost town.

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    • Sougenji Kappa-Dera Temple

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    The Tokyo neighborhood of Kappabashi-dori (literally “Kappa’s Bridge”) was supposedly so plagued by the creatures that its inhabitants built a small kappa-temple to appease them.

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    • Tetsujin 28 Robot Statue

    • By: Atlas Obscura
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Humans are nothing if not resilient, and in the darkest times, people still manage to crawl out of the wreckage and start again. This is exactly what the people of Kobe did after a ruinous earthquake in 1995, and what better symbol to memorialize the strength of the community and guard against future disaster than a giant Japanese robot?

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