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Death Valley National Park

Deep inside Death Valley National Park lies a dried-out lakebed called the Racetrack Playa. Here, mysterious stones, some weighing up to 700 pounds, have been making a silent journey across the desert.

Death Valley, CA

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Mauna Loa Volcano

The Mauna Loa Volcano is the largest on the planet, overlooking the small city of Hilo. One particular eruption, nearly 80 years ago, almost wiped the city off the map. But when the city was saved, did it anger a Hawaiian god?

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 1 Crater Rim Dr
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI

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Duke Kahanamoku Statue

Along a scenic stretch of Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach is a giant wooden statue of Duke Kahanamoko, the father of modern surfing. When disaster struck, Duke’s aquatic skills were put to the ultimate test.

2410 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

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Ellis Island

Ellis Island is rich with the history of the immigrants who passed through it. But the dreams of a famous singing family almost ended here, and the world may have been deprived of a tale that was immortalized in a classic film.

New York, NY 10004

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Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building stands in Midtown Manhattan as an icon of the Art Deco age. But its construction was fueled by a bitter rivalry between 2 former colleagues as they raced to redefine the New York City skyline.

405 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10174

 
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Grand Central Station

On the ceiling of Grand Central is a vast mural that has charmed commuters for a century. But some believe that the mural contains a secret message from a shadowy group of global elites known as the Illuminati.

89 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017

 
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General Grant National Memorial

When newspapers report that without supporting funds, President Ulysses S. Grant’s Tomb will fall into disrepair, con man George Parker gets an idea – he poses as the general’s grandson and “sells” the monument to multiple buyers.

Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10027

 
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Brooklyn Bridge

Today, tourists and locals alike are inspired by this beautiful example of human imagination and ingenuity. But at the time of its construction it was the site of a mystery that baffled doctors and terrified the bridge’s workers.

New York, NY

 

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