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From food to art and history and architecture, traveling somewhere is one thing - experiencing that place is another. Skip the tourist stops and delve right into the local dive bar, kitsch cafe, modern culture, ancient ruins or other attraction to get a real sense of what it is like to live, breath, eat and sleep the history of a place.

Faster, Higher, Stranger: 10 Tacky Olympic Souvenirs

The best Olympic souvenir? A medal, of course. Among the worst are these 10 tacky Olympic souvenirs that can't hold a candle to the proverbial lousy t-shirt.

Body Piercing And Modification: 17 Extreme Mods

Body modification is an ancient tradition in many cultures. Body mods are becoming increasingly complex and pushing the boundaries of technology and taboo.

Underwater Wonders: 15 Subversively Submersible Gatherings

Sword swallowing, pumpkin carving, cycling and meals encased in jelly (so they don't disintegrate) are just a few of the weirdest events ever held underwater.

Soused Pacific: 15 Terrific Ceramic Vintage Tiki Mugs

We're gonna party like it's 1959! Classic ceramic mugs celebrating the South Pacific Tiki have added punch to pop culture from Waikiki to Wachee Weeki.

Bountiful Bento! 25 Not-So Traditional Lunches

Bento is the Japanese equivalent to the American bagged lunch, but it's also an art form in itself, and is strongly integrated into Japanese culture.

Foreign Ramen: 12 Cup Noodle Soups You Can’t Get Here

Cup Noodle instant ramen's been a cultural icon since 1971 but there's a world of exotic flavors out there you can't get here. Here are 12 of the weirdest.

Sea Food: 14 Floating Restaurants Around the World

These 14 highly unusual eateries take to the rivers, lakes and seas of the world, including Hong Kong's huge Jumbo Kingdom and Germany's BBQ Donut.

Brew with a View: 13 of the World’s Coolest Rooftop Bars

Gaze at some of the world's most iconic skylines while enjoying a premium cocktail, a tasty canape or a film at these 13 rooftop bars, restaurants and cinemas.

Toss Your Cookies! The World’s 10 Biggest Food Fights

These 10 famous festival food fights are all about respecting tradition and blowing off steam... so let he who is without stain throw the first rotten tomato!

Spooky Treats: Halloween Dishes to Make Your Skin Crawl

Halloween parties are an excellent chance to show off creative cooking skills, and explore the darker depths of your mind's pantry for spooky and gross ideas:

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