Celebrate Obscura Day on March 20th

Tomorrow is Obscura Day, coordinated by the team behind Atlas Obscura, “a compendium of the world’s wonders, curiosities, and esoterica,” with interesting events planned in places around the world.

Obscura Day

In Brooklyn, New York, for example, you can join expeditions to explore Dead Horse Bay and the “slew of wacky trash from eras past” or go underground and explore the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel. Or, drive from Brooklyn to Pennsylvania to sound ringing rocks.

You can find explorations taking place tomorrow around the globe on the full Obscura Day list. (And if you know of a curious place, you can add it to the Atlas.)

So whether you venture like John Priscu beneath Antarctic ice (his PopTech 2008 talk), or closer to your neighborhood, we hope your weekend adventures are full of moments “where the world briefly reveals itself to you,” like the narrator’s encounter with butterflies in this story from Anthony Doerr at PopTech 2009:

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