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You Won't Believe These Hotels' Histories

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

They're not just a pretty face -- many of the world's top 100 luxury hotels and resorts also boast fascinating and sometimes strange histories. Here are some of our favorites.

PHOTOS: D.C. Museum Features Weird History

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- There aren't many places where you can see George Washington's hair, a stone from Joan of Arc's dungeon and a fence rail split by Abraha...

5 Baffling Discoveries That Prove History Books Are Wrong

Cracked.com | Posted 06.20.2012 | Weird News

A generation of students found out the hard way that archaeology isn't anywhere near as much fun as Indiana Jones made it look. Still, experts in ...

Why Was Ben Franklin's Basement Full Of Bodies?

Mental Floss | Posted 04.16.2012 | Weird News

While working on the renovation of Benjamin Franklin's London home, a construction worker found something odd: a small pit in a windowless basement ro...

George Washington McNugget Bidder Chickens Out On $8,100 Win

AP | Posted 03.09.2012 | Weird News

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. -- McWashington needs a new home. The top bidder for a McNugget that resembles President George Washington has chickened out of the...

Chicken McNugget Shaped Like George Washington Sells For $8,100

AP | Posted 05.05.2012 | Weird News

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. — Call it McWashington. A Nebraska woman has sold a three-year-old McDonald's Chicken McNugget that resembles President Georg...

VOTE: Does This Chicken Nugget Look Like George Washington?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Weird News

For just a few hundred dollars, this bite of history can be yours. An Iowa woman is auctioning off a McDonald's chicken nugget -- which she claims ...

Hitler's Joy of Sex: Nazi Leader Reportedly Gave Blow-Up Dolls To Soldiers

Tara Kelly | Posted 04.17.2012 | Weird News

The French resistance and Allied bombers weren't the only threats that Hitler's Nazi soldiers faced in Paris during World War II. Turns out syphilis -...

Largest Find Of Roman Excrement Could Reveal Secrets Of Ancient Life

BBC.co.uk | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Archaeologists have been discovering how Romans lived 2,000 years ago, by studying what they left behind in their sewers. A team of experts has been s...