In the 1980s, Jurassic Park was built by prisoners in Cuba

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. » 5/25/12 4:00pm 5/25/12 4:00pm

Meet Arizona's dilapidated roadside dinosaurs

In Holbrook, Arizona sits one of the American Southwest's stranger tourist destinations, Stewart's Petrified Wood, a petrified wood emporium/ostrich farm that boasts several creepy animatronic dinosaurs guarding its property. It's like the Prehistoric Forest mixed with The Hills Have Eyes. » 6/04/11 5:00pm 6/04/11 5:00pm

An abandoned quarantine island, in plain sight of New York City

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. » 1/19/11 11:22am 1/19/11 11:22am

A Buddhist temple adorned with paintings of Superman, Neo, and other…

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. » 1/17/11 1:30pm 1/17/11 1:30pm

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