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Discover is Wikitravel's heading for strange but true trivia about destinations and events.

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  • The Parasitological Museum in Meguro, Tokyo, a popular date spot, showcases a tapeworm over 10 meters long.
  • The temple of Sala Kaew Ku in Nong Khai, Thailand is packed with bizarre concrete statues over 20 meters tall and enshrines the sculptor's mummified corpse.
  • The Saptohoedojo Art Gallery in Yogyakarta, Indonesia counts both Pope John Paul II and the Dalai Lama among its customers.
  • The Wakamiya Hachiman-gū Shrine in Kawasaki, Japan is dedicated to a mythical phallus called Lord Big Iron Penis.
  • A popular and useful souvenir from Fraser's Hill, Malaysia is a pair of leech socks.
  • Marmots should not be eaten during the Mongolian summer, as they may carry the Bubonic Plague.
  • Hotel Adnis in Osaka, Japan offers a Hello Kitty-themed bondage room.