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Sometimes referred to as the Tibet of the Americas, Bolivia is one of the most "remote" countries in the Western hemisphere.
Built in 1482, the oldest European structure in Africa, Elmina Castle (pictured) was a notorious slave fort used for moving slaves onto ships bound for other parts of the world.
When visiting the Faroe Islands you are never more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean.
In Trapani you can learn about the history of salt manufacturing by visiting the Museum of Salt.
Urumqi (pictured) is quite famous for its claim that it is the most inland major city in the world, that being the farthest from any ocean.
The Caribbean island of Saba is known as "The Unspoiled Queen" due to the protection of its unique ecosystem.
In Tbilisi you can climb up to the ruins of the once-great Narikala Fortress for a panoramic view of the city below.
In Canada, beaver tails are not necessarily made out of the animal. It is also a name for a fried dough topped with icing sugar (pictured).
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The small principality of Andorra is probably the only country in the world ruled by two princes: the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France. (red-link article needs to be created and de-outlined)
All the houses in Piódão, Portugal have their doors painted in blue because that's the only ink the village shop had. (de-outline)
Devon Island, in Nunavut, Canada, is the largest uninhabited island in the world although it does have a cemetery...thee world's northernmost.
The world's largest pool is located at San Alfonso del Mar, Algarrobo. (de-outline)
The anchor of Christopher Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, is on display at the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien in Port-au-Prince. (must verify the anchor and museum were not destroyed in the earthquake—museum is half buried and so it was only moderately damaged per French Wikipedia , should wait until it reopens before displaying)
The town of Kristinestad, Finland has a road called Kattpiskargränden, which means Cat Spanker Alley.
Hebron in Northern Kentucky is home to the Creation Museum, which teaches the Book of Genesis as literal truth. (de-outline)
Mt. Angel recently built the largest glockenspiel in the United States. Also hosts a Bavarian-style "Oktoberfest" complete with traditional German bands every September (de-outline, wait for September, 2008 dates are Sep.11-14)
A street in Lancaster, California was modified for a Honda commercial so that all cars driving over it at 55 miles per hour would hear the William Tell Overture due to grooves cut in the road.