The founders of Curious Expeditions
and the defunct Athanasius Kircher Society
have teamed up to start a new website called Atlas Obscura, "A Compendium of the This Age's Wonders, Curiosities and Esoterica." or in simpler terms a guide to world's most unusual places. Users are invited to suggest odd places and add to information about existing entries. Many of the weird and wonderful places you've read about on Neatorama are listed. The example pictured is the Kindlifresser
, or “Child Eater” of Bern, Switzerland.
The disturbing sculpture is no modern work of art, built in 1546, it is one of the oldest fountains in the city of Bern.
Strangely, no one is exactly sure why it’s there. There are three main theories.
There are 277 strange places already listed, which gives me a lot to read about! Link -Thanks, D!
Any one else having trouble getting on?
I eat two kids in the afternoon, and then I feel alright.
I eat two kids in time of peace and two in time of war,
I eat two kids before I eat two kids, and then I eat two more."