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Obscura Day: Explore Hidden Treasures in Your Own Hometown

Ghost ships in Coney Island? Kimchee-making in Korea? On April 9, you'll wish you could be in all 75 of Obscura Day's curious locales at once.


If you could pick a day to be everywhere at once, make it Obscura Day 2011.

That way you could check out the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things in Lucas, Kansas (like the giant can of spinach, below); explore the strongest tidal current in the world (near Bodo, Norway); tour the Ghost Ships of Coney Island Creek in New York; gain access to the seldom seen photographs of dissection and dermatology at Cleveland's Dittrick Medical Museum; tour a subterranean temple in Turin, Italy; marvel at steampunk creations in Switzerland's House of Elsewhere (Maison d'Ailleurs); make kimchi at Seoul, Korea's Pulmuone Kimchi Museum; see wax monsters at the Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas; and bundle up to commemorate the heroic (and tragic) centennial of Amundsen and Scott's race to the South Pole.

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