The Catawissa Caged Graves

Discover The Catawissa Caged Graves in Catawissa, Pennsylvania: These hooded graves are the only of their kind in the United States.

Nobel Ice Cream

This legendary dessert was served to Nobel laureates for decades.


Discover Flygbussarna in Arlandastad, Sweden: Sculpture of a bus made from wrecked passenger cars.


Discover Entreprenörskyrkan in Stockholm, Sweden: When a conglomerate of visionary startups commandeer a disused Greek Orthodox Church, zaniness ensues.

The Tuben or “Elk Showers”

Discover The Tuben or "Elk Showers" in Ludvika, Sweden: Tiny Swedish village with a distinct local phenomenon known as an "Elk Shower.".

Talking Lamp

Discover Talking Lamp in Malmö, Sweden: 20-foot tall lamp mumbles Swedish to celebrate the holidays.

Biologiska Museet

Discover Biologiska Museet in Stockholm, Sweden: Early habitat dioramas and home of the elusive gaff, the skvader.

“Oh Yeah Woo Yeah”

Discover "Oh Yeah Woo Yeah" in Tanumshede, Sweden: The rock carving that became an internet meme.

Stenkullen ACDC Pylons

Discover Stenkullen ACDC Pylons in Lerum, Sweden: Only electricity pylons carrying both AC and DC circuits.

Play Shoreline Monument

Discover Play Shoreline Monument in Gothenburg, Sweden: Dedicated to a song so popular the request to "Play Shoreline" became part of Swedish culture.

Whiskey on the Rocks

Discover Whiskey on the Rocks in Karlskrona Ö, Sweden: A plaque on this tiny Swedish island commemorates an unusual Cold War standoff of Soviet submarine intrigue.

Sverre of Norway Stone

Discover Sverre of Norway Stone in Munkedal, Sweden: Many historians today consider Sverre as Norway's greatest king of all time. .

Where All Powerlines Meet

Discover Where All Powerlines Meet in Gävle, Sweden: Only spot in the world where an HVDC powerline, a single phase AC and a three phase AC powerline all meet.

Grimeton VLF Transmitter

Discover Grimeton VLF Transmitter in Grimeton, Sweden: A Very Low Frequency transmitter you can tune in on your PC.

Grand Circus Hotel

Discover Grand Circus Hotel in Malmö, Sweden: At this bohemian accommodation, guests who dream of joining the circus can spend the night in themed wagons.

Cirkulation II

Discover Cirkulation II in Linköping, Sweden: This simple roadside art installation ended up sparking a folk art movement and a controversy of international proportions.


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