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Last updated on 04 Nov 2008 01:00:09
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Going for sushi in Tsukiji, Tokyo? Detour to nearby Tsukudajima and sample some inago tsukudani, or pickled locusts.
For avid runners, the summer festival in Dunedin, New Zealand hosts a race up Baldwin Street, the world's steepest street.
At Tokyu Hands in Shinjuku, Tokyo, you can buy — among many, many other things — a dozen types of sand for model railways.
The Hotel Paisano in Marfa, Texas shows the James Dean film Giant in a screening room off its lobby all day, seven days a week.
Legend has it that the city of Ljubljana was established by Jason and the Argonauts with Jason himself as the city's first citizen.
You're welcome to have as much as you like, but the Emperor of Japan is legally barred from eating Shimonoseki's most famous dish, fugu, the poisonous pufferfish.
With a length of 800 meters, Hilversum has the largest wildlife crossing of the world.
Among the attractions at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan is "Leonardo's Horse," a finished interpretation of the giant sculpture da Vinci intended to be his masterpiece.
Mitsukoshi, Japan's 325-year-old retailer, has only one North American location—and it's inside the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World.
With more than 7,300 kilometers, the tiny European country Denmark has a longer coastline and more beaches than the subcontinent of India.
Despite being famed as the Marble City, Kilkenny's black marble is in fact a finely grained carboniferous limestone.
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The town of Kristinestad, Finland has a road called Kattpiskargränden, which means Cat Spanker Alley.
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.
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Menton Fête du Citron: There's a lemon party and you're invited! Lemon-related festivities over several days in February. (wait for Feb)