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The original church at the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Dubrovnik, Croatia was said to have been built using funds donated by Richard the Lionhearted.
Most of the animals at Star Eco Station, a rescue center/teaching zoo in Culver City, California, are illegal animal immigrants seized during Customs operations.
The city of Tenney, Minnesota bills itself as the smallest statutory city in the United States, with a fully functioning government and six full-time residents.
The shrine at Phra Nang Beach in Rai Leh, Thailand holds offerings to a legendary princess claimed to have drowned there: carved, red-tipped phalluses.
The Unsichtbar, a bar/restaurant in Cologne, is designed to let guests experience blindness; patrons get a private butler, who is a blind person, and eat in total darkness.
The Sink, a bar in Boulder, Colorado, USA, once employed a janitor named Robert Redford -- yes, that Robert Redford.
In a bit of national one-upmanship, the Parliament building in Budapest is claimed to be one meter longer and wider than its English counterpart.
The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run, starting in Silverton (Colorado), is often called the toughest endurance race in the world, yet is so popular that would-be runners must enter a lottery to register for it.
Nostalgic for Cold War days for some odd reason? Then visit the Polish city of Szczecin, and go on a tour of Poland's largest fallout shelter.
The classic photo of Harry Truman with the incorrect "Dewey Defeats Truman" newspaper was taken at St. Louis Union Station.
According to local legend, the bauru sandwich, a trademark food item in São Paulo, was invented by a law student.
Despite its name, Casa de las Chimeneas, a B&B in Taos, New Mexico, offers non-smoking rooms only.
The Hotel Grand Canal in the Dutch city of Delft occupies a former prison.
If you venture out from Iriomote, Japan to nearby Yubu Island, you'll ride in an amphibious cart pulled by a water buffalo.
The USS Razorback submarine in Little Rock, Arkansas, is named after a whale, not the University of Arkansas mascot.
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In Kemi, Finland, you can go for a spin on Sampo, the world's only cruise icebreaker. (destub)
The 110,000 people that crowd into Beaver Stadium during Penn State football games are claimed to (temporarily) make State College the third largest city by population in Pennsylvania.
Menton Fête du Citron: There's a lemon party and you're invited! Lemon-related festivities over several days in February.
The town of Pontianak, Indonesia is named after a mythical baby-eating undead female vampire. (destub)