Bizarre Places

Wieliczka Mine is one of Poland’s busiest mines. But the people who travel 300 feet underground everyday do seem a little bit older and better dressed than your average miner. This is no longer a functioning mine but every year more than a million worshippers, not mine workers walk along dank dark, water soaked  corridors […]

This 2 year old girl called Rosalia, known as “the sleeping beauty”, is the world’s best preserved mummy. Incredibly, she was embalmed in the 1920s and, unlike Egyptian mummies, even her organs are intact. “She’s the best preserved mummy in the world,” says Dr Dario Piombino-Mascali, a mummy expert. ”We’ve been working on Rosalia since […]

500 miles from the nearest city, deep in the Australian Outback is the remote and bizarre town of Coober Pedy.  But this is no ordinary town – it is one of the weirdest towns in the world. When you look around all you can see is a scorched earth landscape with strange mounds of earth […]

This is one of the world’s freakiest beaches. Maho Beach situated in the island of St Maarten looks beautiful with it’s Caribbean sand and sea but what happens above it is very strange. Every few minutes planes as large as 450 ton jumbos land and take off on the runway right beside the beach. With […]

It’s not often you get to work in a giant basket. But this is one of the world’s strangest buildings. No town likes a basket quite like Dresden in Ohio. And no person liked baskets quite like Dave Longarberger. He and his family have been producing handcrafted maple baskets since the 1920’s. As well as […]

Sigurdur Hjartarson collects penises for a living. Hjartarson is founder and owner of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which offers visitors from around the world a close-up look at the long and the short of the male reproductive organ. His phallic collection, which began in 1974 with a single bull’s penis, now boasts 261 preserved members […]

There are an estimated 2000 active volcanic craters across the world. At first glance this 230 foot hole in Derwez, Turkmenistan looks like one.  But this is not molten lava this is burning gas. In 1971 Soviet geologists accidentally drilled into an underground cavern in the Karakum Desert. When the cavern collapsed it released huge […]

The Howrah Bridge in the Indian City of Kolkata (Calcutta) is in danger collapsing  not from vandals, weather or natural erosion, or even age but from spit.  The Howrah Bridge is a cantilever suspension bridge that crosses the Hooghly River. it was built in 1943 during the British rule, and is one of Kolkata’s most […]

Many commuters like to live next to a major road – but one Chinese couple have gone one step further and live in a house in the middle of a highway! In fact they are not commuters but a stubborn elderly couple who refused to move house when the authorities wanted to build a new […]