Prior to After Earth's (2013) abysmal box-office performance, Will Smith had plans for the film to spawn a sequel, an animated television series, a video game, theme-park attractions, and a social media platform. screenrant.com/will-smith…
Thanks to the U.S. version of the sitcom "The Office", Scranton, Pennsylvania has gone from a former coal city into a major tourist attraction, revitalizing its downtown area skift.com/2013/05/09/how-…
The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, the abandoned prison where The Shawshank Redemption was filmed, was purchased for $1 and converted into a tourist attraction that nets $16 million annually. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
London Bridge is in a small Arizona city because an Oil Tycoon bought the bridge 52 years ago to attract people to a city he was founding in the desert. It was bought for $2.4 Million USD, deconstructed, shipped and rebuilt. Itβ€˜s now the 2nd most popular tourist attraction in Arizona golakehavasu.com/london-b…
Visitors are not allowed to scatter ashes of the loved ones at Disney World or Disneyland. This seems to be a real problem particularly around the Haunted Mansion attraction. gizmodo.com/the-urban-leg…
Today I learned about "Burusera" or the sexualized attraction to the underwear or uniforms of young women. In Japan burusera shops used to be common and schoolgirls once openly participated in the sale of their used clothing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
An invasive population of piranhas lived and reproduced for years in a Florida tourist attraction called "Monkey Jungle." jstor.org/stable/24319655…
One of the attractions of the port city Liepaja( Latvia ) is a night in jail. The haunting Karosta district offers accommodation in the old military lockup complete with Soviet-style treatment. latvia.travel/en/article/…
Today I learned about Dionne quintuplets are the first quintuplets known to have survived their infancy. The identical girls were born just outside Callander Ontario. All five survived to adulthood. The Canadian government used them as a tourist attraction and made good money out of them. time.com/5555131/dionne-q…
Today I learned about GuΓ©delon Castle, a medieval castle being built in France using only traditional tools and technology. Thirty-five full-time craftsmen and countless volunteers have been at work over twenty years and it's now once of France's biggest attractions, pulling in 300,000 visitors yearly. guedelon.fr/en/2018-press…
The largest integrated film city in the world is located in India, and has been described as "a city within a city". It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing several attractions including an amusement park. Around 1.5 million tourists visit the place every year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
Cinderella Castle at Tokyo Disneyland was once home to the Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour, an attraction involving encounters with classic Disney villains. This featured a finale with The Horned King from The Black Cauldron, making it one of the only uses of that movie in Disney Parks. youtube.com/watch?v=H6rnP…
N95 masks work like spider webs by using inter-molecular forces and electrostatic attraction to stick particles to the fibers. youtube.com/watch?v=eAdan…
A company in China has been building a true-to-scale replica of the Titanic for use as a tourist attraction. The interesting part is that the finished attraction will include a "hit the iceberg experience"...an audio/visual simulation of the Titanic's iceberg collision. businessinsider.com/r-hit…
The Cavalry Commander in Wellington's Army lost his leg at Waterloo.As it was being amputated, he smiled and said "I have had a pretty long run. I have been a beau these 47 years and it would not be fair to cut the young men out any longer".His amputated leg became a popular tourist attraction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
DisneyLand Was Going To Have An Attraction Based On The Alien Films. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
For decades, the only "premature wards" in the US were carnival attractions at Coney Island and World's Fairs. From the 1890s-1930s, the "Incubator Exhibits" saved thousands of babies' lives, at no charge to the parents. All costs were paid by entrance fees. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Today I learned about the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant, Austrias first power plant that was build in the 70s for nowadays 1.4 billion euros, completed, but never went into operation because it was stopped last minute by a referendum with 50.5% against it. Now it is a training station & tourist attraction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwe…
Parisians used to "hang out" in the morgue situated near the Notre Dame de Paris. The macabre attraction used to lure as many as 40.000 visitors per day. There were even street vendors catering to the crowds waiting outside to take a peek at the corpses. messynessychic.com/2014/0…
Today I learned about Genetic Sexual Attraction. It occurs between β€œclose blood relatives who have been separated during the critical years of development and bonding and are reunited after as adults,” independent.co.uk/news/wo…
, one of the main attractions at Madame Tussaud's original museum were death masks of victims of the French Revolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
Haunted house attractions didn't really go mainstream in North America until the Great Depression, when parents began organizing haunted houses or trails to keep young men from causing trouble on All Hallow's Eve. history.com/news/hallowee…
There used to be diving horse attractions where horses would dive into water as high as 60 feet. It was temporarily revived in 2012 before being halted again, when the President of the Humane Society of the United States said ""This is a merciful end to a colossally stupid idea." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Div…
One of the main attractions in North Korean Pyongyang is a female chimpanzee named Azalea who generally goes through about 1 pack of cigarettes a day. nypost.com/2016/10/19/mee…
In order to prevent tourists from stealing their beer glasses, some bars in Belgium require people to hand over one of their shoes as a deposit which is then put in a basket and hung from the ceiling. This shoes basket has also become an attraction. thedrinksbusiness.com/201…
In the 1950's nuclear bomb tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds were often a Las Vegas attraction. You'd be able to see the mushroom clouds and feel the massive seismic shock waves produced by the bombs. wassupinlasvegas.com/1950…
Fort Bragg, California had a city dump where garbage was thrown off a bluff onto the sand and ocean below. Over time, the waves and wind turned the glass into smooth pieces and created a unique tourist attraction called Glass Beach. atlasobscura.com/places/g…
A popular sport in Mongolia and Pakistan is yak polo; yaks are used instead of horses. It originally started as a tourist attraction but ended up becoming popular with the locals. topendsports.com/sport/li…
Today I learned about Salina Turda, a massive Roman salt mine in Transylvania which contains an underground theme park and other tourist attractions including a lake, mini golf course, and bowling alley. The salty air down there is apparently very good for asthma. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
The density of the Earth was measured with an error of less than 20% in 1776 by measuring the tiny deflection of a pendulum due to the gravitational attraction of a nearby mountain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
During World War I, a Canadian soldier made a black bear his pet and named her Winnipeg. β€œWinnie” was later a resident of the London Zoological Gardens where she was an adored attraction, especially to a boy named Christopher Robin. The boy even named his teddy bear after her. wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnip…
Dating on birth control can change the men women are attracted to from their normative state and can effect health of children, long term attraction time.com/3596014/attracti…
P.T. Barnum purchased a female slave in 1835 that he billed in a sideshow attraction as the slave that raised George Washington, this would have made her about 160 years old mountvernon.org/library/d…
Some of the first incubators used on premature human babies were at Coney Island as a sideshow attraction. They weren't used in hospitals until the 1940s. history.com/news/baby-inc…
Disney isn't legally allowed to develop Marvel attractions based on X-Men, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and the Avengers, and their "families" on its East Coast theme parks, nor use the Marvel name in both of its West/East Coast parks due to the 1994 contract Marvel signed with Universal Studios en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Siblings, or parents and children, that were separated from one another at birth or a very young age are often extremely sexually attracted to one another if they meet later in life. This is called Genetic Sexual Attraction. cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/C…
Today I learned about camel racing. A sport comparable to horse racing, popular in a number of countries, and used for gambling and as tourist attractions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Disney once planned a U.S. history-themed amusement park in Virginia. Plans called for replicas of a Native American village and Ellis Island, a mock factory town, and an attraction to "make you feel what ... what it was like to escape through the underground railroad." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
A fire at Universal Studios in 2008 destroyed the King Kong Encounter attraction and DECADES of musical master copies of artists ranging from Bing Crosby to Snoop Dogg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
The main set of the 1980 film Popeye, starring Robin Williams, is now one of Malta’s major tourist attractions. A small but quaint coastal village, it has Popeye themed events, shows, and many props from the movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
San Pedro prison in Bolivia is another tourist attraction. Unlike other prisons around the world, this special prison permits its inmates to live with their families, work, earn or even buy or rent their accommodations. architectural-review.com/…
When explorers first saw the Giant Sequoia trees in Northern California, they named the biggest one "The Discovery Tree," and immediately made plans to cut it down. The felled tree was used to advertise as a tourist attraction with the tree's stump used as a dance floor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Toronto's First Canadian Place has been the tallest skyscraper in Canada since 1975. It was hoped the podium would become a magnet for shoppers and diners, perhaps even a tourist attraction in its own rightβ€”a β€œpeople’s place.” But it has never been a compelling space for the public to linger spacing.ca/toronto/2015/0…
Today I learned of a man who bought an auctioned storage unit and found a severed leg inside a BBQ smoker. He was involved in a dispute with the leg's owner (John Wood) and tried to turn it into a tourist attraction. A 2015 doc, "Finders Keepers", details Wood's attempts to get his leg back. nbcnews.com/id/21088150/n…
Today I learned about Szimpla Kert or ruin pubs that are located in Budapest, Hungary. These usually offer cheap drinks in unique locations and have become a popular tourist attraction. They usually host events such as movie screenings or live music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szi…
Baltimore's aquarium is the largest tourism attraction in the State of Maryland. The aquarium holds more than 2,200,000 US gallons (8,300,000 l) of water, and has more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Mushroom Cloud tourist attraction in Vegas. People could see the atomic blasts from the roof tops of Vegas Casinos, and it was a draw for tourists. Photo: Mushroom cloud, Las Vegas, Photo by National Nuclear Security Administration, c1950s. cjverb.com/2017/04/21/ato…
In the mid 2000s, Disney bid the rights to use Harry Potter for theme park attractions. However, Disney refused to give its creative control to JK Rowling's demands, and JK Rowling went to Universal Parks & Resorts instead, in which Universal gave into her terms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned about The World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things - a traveling roadside attraction filled with miniature replicas of other roadside attractions. roadsideamerica.com/story…
The actor Nicolas Cage upset some New Orleans' residents by somehow securing a coveted gravesite in the centuries-old St. Louis Cemetary No. 1. He will be interred in a nine-foot-tall pyramid which already has become a tourist attraction where fans leave lipstick kisses on the stone tomb. atlasobscura.com/places/n…
Today I learned of Pablo EskoBear, a 175lb black bear that died from a drug overdose after he consumed about half his own weight in cocaine. The bear was later stuffed and is now a tourist attraction in Kentucky. He currently has a note around his neck warning: "Don't do drugs" kyforky.com/blogs/journal…
When President Harry S. Truman visited Disneyland in 1957, he refused to come aboard the popular Dumbo attraction. Truman, a Democrat, didn’t want to be seen riding in the symbol of the Republican Party. disneyparks.disney.go.com…
Mexico City's Torre Latinoamericana was inaugurated in 1956 and it surprised the world with its great height of 188 m. Today, two museums are found within the tower, with a buffet on the 41st floor and 4D cinema attraction dinktravelers.com/america…
Yogi Bear used to be the mascot of a chicken restaurant franchise, and when they all closed, the statues were dumped in the middle of a forest. This site became a tourist attraction in and of itself, known as the "Yogi Bear Graveyard". northcarolinaghosts.com/p…
Today I learned about zonkey, not a hybrid of donkey and zebra, but a tourist attraction in Tijuana; literally just a donkey painted with fake zebra stripes, so that tourists will pay the owner to appear in souvenir photos with them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zon…
: In marketing, the decoy effect (or attraction effect or asymmetric dominance effect) is the phenomenon whereby consumers will tend to have a specific change in preference between two options when also presented with a third option that is asymmetrically dominated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dec…
Today I learned of Fucking, a village in Austria. Its road signs are a popular tourist attraction, and were often stolen by vandals until they were modified to be theft-resistant in 2005. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuc…
Today I learned of Toxoplasmosis Gondii, a brain parasite spread through cat feces, which slows rats, and causes attraction to cats. This parasite is transmissible to humans, and can cause humans to excessively care for cats. Also, infected female humans(&rats) are more likely to find infected males attractive. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
Between 1985 and 1998, a water ride attraction at West Edmonton Shopping Mall had more submarines than the entire Canadian Navy bestedmontonmall.com/Attr…
For a couple of decades, Elephant Rock, a natural formation, was a major tourist attraction in Prince Edward Island β€” drawing more than 5,000 people per year to have a look. It was discovered in the 1970s but the trunk fell off in 1999 cbc.ca/news/canada/prince…
In 2011 Chernobyl was officially declared a tourist attraction. world-nuclear.org/informa…
Nuclear tests carried out roughly every 3 weeks through the '50s at the proving grounds just 65 miles out of Vegas were celebrated & touted as a tourist attraction by city authorities. The mushroom clouds from detonations were visible from the city. io9.gizmodo.com/5902390/w…
In Hidalgo, Mexico, there's an amusement park attraction that offers visitors a fake illegal border crossing experience. vice.com/en_ca/article/qb…
A Japanese skating rink once put 5,000 dead fishes in their ice to give their customers the enjoyment of skating over a frozen ocean. The attraction was closed immediately after a public uproar. youtube.com/watch?v=FiT71…
Monty Python's Graham Chapman was bisexual, defining his attraction as "75%/25%, favoring males" youtube.com/watch?v=OvVYn…
Physical and sexual attraction is seen even in men and women who are long-time platonic friends. A 2012 study found in the majority of opposite-sex friendships, there's at least a low level of attraction. medicaldaily.com/platonic…
In 1955 when Disneyland first opened the price of admission was only $1 for adults and 50 cents for children, and after paying admission you still had to pay extra to ride each individual attraction. At the time, many thought this was too expensive. cnbc.com/2015/07/17/this-…
John Hale, a California resident, has ridden the Disneyland attraction Radiator Springs Racers over 10,000 times over the course of 5 years abc7.com/society/oc-man-r…
The famous New York City tourist attraction, Wall St.'s Charging Bull, cost $360,000 to build, was placed illegally in the middle of the night in 1989 after a stock market crash, was impounded, only to be returned to the streets due to public outcry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
There is a reinforced bunker with 1100 beds in an area the size of Walmart in West Virginia's Greenbriar resort. For more than 30 yrs no one knew of such a bunker which would have housed every member of congress in the event of a nuclear Armageddon. It is now a tourist attraction. npr.org/2011/03/26/134379…
There is still no experimental proof whether matter-antimatter gravity causes attraction or repulsion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The Original Ferris Wheel had a total capacity of 2,160 people! The Ferris Wheel was the 1893 World Columbian Exposition's tallest attraction at 264 ft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Today I learned about the Italian Chapel. In 1942 a group of italian war prisoners in Scotland built a feature-rich chapel, with paintings, statues and wrought iron details. It is also knows as the Miracle of Camp 60 and today it's a touristic attraction and a protected site. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
The likely reason for moths' attraction to lamps. It is thought that they navigate by maintaining a constant angle to the moon, but they cannot tell the difference between it and an artificial light, so they start instinctively trying to correct their flight path on encountering one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
According to some locals in Aomori, Japan, Jesus escaped the Crucifixion and Migrated to Japan. The site in Aomori where Jesus was alleged to be buried is now a local tourist attraction. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/progr…
George Lucas established a partnership in 1986 with the Disney company's Imagineering division to create Star Wars attractions at Disney parks, long before Disney's acquisition of the franchise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
High levels of dopamine and a related hormone, norepinephrine, are released during attraction. These chemicals make us giddy, energetic, and euphoric, even leading to decreased appetite and insomnia – which means you actually can be so β€œin love” that you can’t eat and can’t sleep. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
I learned about Africa USA - a free roaming wildlife tourist attraction in Boca Raton that was chosen over Disneyland to be on the cover of August 1 1960 issue of LIFE Magazine africa-usa.com
When you become a citizen of Canada get a Cultural Access Pass that provides you with free admission to more than 1,400 of Canada’s cultural attractions and discounts on travel. icc-icc.ca/site/program/c…
After a tourist attraction failed, a local Virginia farmer moved 43 massive concrete Presidential busts to a small spot of land where they remain today, deteriorating, with a still uncertain future. nationalgeographic.com/vi…
In 2005, a German court upheld the right of citizens to flirt at work in response to Wal-Mart Germany’s policy banning any sign of attraction b/w its workers. The court said that such regulations may be acceptable in the US, they are incompatible w/ German labor law & employees’ personal rights. dw.com/en/labor-of-love-i…
That one of the poorest countries on earth, The Gambia, is a hotbed for female sex tourism. Wealthy older European woman seeking out young African men is the country's main attraction. straight.com/life/birds-f…
In 2014 Charles Manson was granted a marriage license, but the wedding was cancelled after it was discovered that 26 year old Afton Elaine "Star" Burton only wanted to marry Manson so she and a friend Craig "Gray Wolf" Hammond could use his corpse as a tourist attraction after he dies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The previous London Bridge (1831-1967) is currently a tourist attraction in Lake Havasu City, Arizona after being sold to a Missourian entrepreneur in 1968 for $2,460,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
In 1967, the mayor of Montreal negotiated a secret agreement with Charles de Gaulle for the Eiffel Tower to be dismantled and temporarily relocated to Montreal to serve as a tourist attraction en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eif…
Russia’s massive lake Baikal is a a photographic attraction when frozen over. With the depth of 5387 feet, the ancient lake is also known as world’s deepest lake. For a period of five months, this beauty gets covered by meters of ice and the frozen lake looks like- β€˜beauty beyond imagination’. skymetweather.com/content…
There are 43 giant sculptures of the heads of former U.S. Presidents, rotting away in a Virginian field due to a failed tourist attraction named "President's Park". smithsonianmag.com/travel…
The Stratosphere, in Las Vegas, originally planned a King Kong attraction with a huge gorilla designed to mechanically climb the side of the Stratosphere Tower with passengers in the beast's belly. lasvegassun.com/news/1996…
In 2008, natives of the Greek island of Lesbos appealed to a court in Athens to ban the use of the word lesbian to describe sexual attraction between women, claiming that the island's inhabitants with their 3000 year old history are the true, original lesbians. reuters.com/article/us-gr…
Today I learned of genetic sexual attraction,where people with similar genes tend to be mutually attracted. This is often cancelled by the Westermarck effect:children raised together rarely become mutually attracted when older. Thus,separated siblings who reunite as adults have a high risk of sexual attraction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
There were once plans for a Disneyland to feature an attraction based on the movie Alien. This was not allowed due to Disney's policy of only basing rides on G or PG movies. As a result, they changed the alien's design and the names of characters and made the ride anyway. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
Lesbianism is technically allowed under Judaism since, unlike male homosexuality, no punishment for it or acknowledgment of it is made in holy scriptures presumably because it was thought that women could not possibly form sexual attractions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland once used real skeletons taken from UCLA's Medical Center. Rumors still persist that a few of them still remains in the attraction. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The North Koreans have had an American warship, the USS Pueblo, on display as a tourist attraction at their Victorious War Museum in North Korea since it was captured in 1968 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
Richard Wagner, the 19th century opera composer, once faked a homosexual attraction to a gay German King in order to get money from him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
The castle Enya lives in is an extremely popular attraction for stalkers as it was broken into several times prompting her to hide in her panic room on these occasions. The problem is still ongoing as she was still receiving concerning 'fan mail' in 2015. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
In order to link their stone age village to the outside world, 13 Chinese villagers carved their way through a mountain. Today, that tunnel is a tourist attraction en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guo…
Today I learned about the motivation behind Necrophilia: 1) desire to possess a non-resisting and non-rejecting romantic partner (21%), sexual attraction to corpses (15%), comfort or overcoming feelings of isolation (15%), or seeking self-esteem by expressing power over a homicide victim (12%). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nec…
The German Royal Family still exists and owns their ancestral Castle which they maintain as a summer home and tourist attraction. The current head of the House has said he has no interest in a return of the monarchy as he is β€œprobably happier than many of my forebears.” burg-hohenzollern.com/Wel…
People who don't experience sexual attraction unless they form an emotional connection with someone are called Demisexuals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…

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