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1. This structure is famous for the cruelty enacted within its walls - and some say it is even haunted by the ghosts of people who have died there or near there, such as Anne Boleyn, Henry VI, and Richard III's nephews, the Princes. Which famous landmark is this, that you will need to steel yourself to enter?
2. In Florence, sometimes people succumb to dizziness, fainting, and other psychological symptoms, called "Stendhal Syndrome," due to the immense beauty of the art around them. There is one museum in particular, the most famous in Florence, that houses "The Birth of Venus" by Botticelli, where most people fall victim to Stendhal Syndrome - which museum is this?
3. This high-rising Toronto site has a glass floor well over 1,000 feet in the air. Through it, you can look straight down to the ground! You sure can't be faint of heart to walk across - which site is this?
4. Legend has it that Napoleon himself was traumatized by the mystical properties at this location's "King's Chamber", refusing to answer questions about his experience and claiming later on that no one would believe him if he truly answered the questions. Which famous and "wondrous" ancient world site was this that, according to legend, frightened Napoleon so?
5. This is slightly less terrifying but has given countless sports fans a lot of grief. The "curse of the Billy Goat" hexed which stadium, home to the Chicago Cubs who are perennial losers in the race for the World Series victory?
6. The "Exclusion Zone" around which former-Soviet power plant is so radioactive that workers are not allowed to work there for more than a month, and which is predicted to be uninhabitable for the next 20,000 years?
7. There are many ways to rate roller coasters - height, speed, length - so it's hard to name any "the scariest", but the legendary Kingda Ka coaster was the tallest and second fastest when it was built and is surely a site that you'd have to steel yourself to attend. It resides at the "Great Adventure" site of which theme park chain?
8. Although today this Roman building is a tourist attraction more than anything else, its original purpose was far more intense - it housed gladiator fights, executions, mock sea battles with real flooding on the arena floor (and you thought the production values at the opera today were out of hand!), and other similarly wild and nerve-wracking events for those involved. Which building is this, the largest amphitheater ever built in ancient Rome?
9. Another legendary place of intensity is this Texan stronghold besieged by Santa Anna and eventually overrun in the war for Texas - held by legendary men such as Davy Crockett until its fall, what is this building that we are exhorted to "remember"?
10. Back to the haunted - this home, named for a famous gun manufacturing family, was under continuous construction for 38 years after the matriarch was told that only building on the house would placate the spirits of her family killed by the guns they made. What house is this, now a tourist attraction but spooky on both a spiritual and mundane front since the wild, blueprint-less construction made a terrifying shambles of typical building practices?
Source: Author merylfederman
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