Years before the phrase "clever girl" even entered the pop cultural lexicon, the Cuban government conscripted inmates to build over 200 weirdo concrete dinosaur sculptures at the Baconao Park outside of Santiago de Cuba.
You may remember that Jesus Christ walked through Siberia to die in Japan, but did you know that Moses skipped the cross-continental jaunt and took a spacecraft instead? Also, were you aware that his tomb is now a tourist trap?
Remember the haunted-hayride depths of Daoist Hell? Well, that was a cakewalk compared to Singapore's Haw Par Villa. At this unique bemusement park, you can tour the annals of Chinese mythology, such as the 10 Courts of Chinese Hell.
In the city of Beppu in Japan's Ōita Prefecture, you can visit Hotel Jzauruss, a love hotel modeled on Jurassic Park. Finally, a place that can accommodate all of your Dennis Nedry roleplaying fantasies. You didn't say the magic safe word, ah-ah-ah!
Camp Century-aka "Project Iceworm"-was a "city under ice," according to the U.S. Army, a "nuclear-powered research center built by the Army Corps of Engineers under the icy surface of Greenland," as Frank J. Leskovitz more specifically explains.
A stone's throw away from Manhattan, Bronx, and LaGuardia Airport sits North Brother Island, an one-time quarantine facility that housed infectious individuals like "Typhoid" Mary Mallon. The island has since been exiled from the surrounding metropolis and left to nature.
At the Wat Rong Khun Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand, Batman, Ultraman, and other scifi stalwarts are inexplicably hanging out in religious paintings. I'm no religion scholar, but something tells me the Predator never factored into Siddhartha Gautama's teachings.
Last week, pranksters dyed the Goldstream River on Vancouver Island bright green using the dye fluorescein. Apparently the river was so bright that it was painful to look at. Here's footage of this roiling ectoplasmic channel.