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Video: Seriously, who does this on a flight?

Video: Seriously, who does this on a flight?

Shame on the plane! Bare bellies and bare feet in these photos of passengers behaving badly
Are these the world's sexiest accents?

Are these the world's sexiest accents?

A foreign language can be the best aphrodisiac, so we traveled the world in search of the hottest accents
Famous hotel has a very old secret

Famous hotel has a very old secret

Richard Quest visits West Virginia's Greenbrier, where a massive bunker hid unknown for three decades
6 of the world's best subterranean bars

6 of the world's best subterranean bars

Former brothels, public toilets and war bunkers now provide eccentric watering holes for those willing to drink deep
Video: Man climbs into the mouth of a volcano

Video: Man climbs into the mouth of a volcano

Stunning views as daredevils rappel into a volcano. But why wear a horse head? CNN's Jeanne Moos reveals all
World's fastest hot tub seeks record

World's fastest hot tub seeks record

Meet Carpool DeVille: a 1969 Cadillac turned race-ready hot tub, which is claiming to be the fastest hot tub in the world
Marathon du Medoc: Running France's long-distance drinking race

Marathon du Medoc: Running France's long-distance drinking race

Thirst for victory competes with thirst for booze in event where competitors raise their glasses long before they cross the finish line
'Expert' gored by bulls says he'll run with them again

'Expert' gored by bulls says he'll run with them again

Author Bill Hillman blames 'first timers' or 'inexperienced guys' for his mishap earlier this summer
The people who create their own 'countries'

The people who create their own 'countries'

Don't like the country you live in? Why not create your own, as many people have done. We uncover the parallel world of "micronationalism"
15 funniest travel books ever written (in English)

15 funniest travel books ever written (in English)

Because a sense of humor is essential when facing the mysteries and miseries of a foreign culture
The global explorer who discovered the 'microadventure'

The global explorer who discovered the 'microadventure'

Having cycled around the world and skied Greenland's ice cap, National Geographic's "Adventurer of the Year 2012" is now focusing on smaller adventures closer to home
Blood Countess: Tracking history's most prolific female mass murderer

Blood Countess: Tracking history's most prolific female mass murderer

Four hundred years after the death of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, her murderous exploits prove a grisly attraction
Disheveled TV travel pitchman to get makeover

Disheveled TV travel pitchman to get makeover

A contest aims to spiff up the disheveled "Trivago Guy"
Mystery drive: Tour offers cab rides to who knows where

Mystery drive: Tour offers cab rides to who knows where

In Taiwan, tourists pay to ride along in local cabs, letting fate -- and locals fares -- decide where they'll go and what they'll see
How to be an L.A. local: 8 tips for faking it

How to be an L.A. local: 8 tips for faking it

Don't order Corona and don't freak out when you see Jessica Alba without makeup, and you might pass for local
8 unusual houses worth a visit

8 unusual houses worth a visit

Because there's no place like a home in the shape of a pickle barrel, beer can or shoe
8 places for fantastic fossil finds

8 places for fantastic fossil finds

Magnificent prehistoric creatures aren't just for paleontologists -- here are eight dig-worthy destinations, some of which allow you to keep what you find