The Great Pyramids Are Best Viewed From A Pizza Hut Or KFC
Like all good celebrities, the pyramids know their good sides. Sure, it's possible to photograph them from an angle that makes them look like they're surrounded by nothing but peaceful sand dunes, but the reality is that you'll probably get the best look at them from ... the Pizza Hut across the street. If pizza isn't your thing, there's a KFC right around there too.
Google MapsNo Arby's, though. The plagues are inside the pyramids.
Despite being some 4,500-ish years old, the pyramids aren't immune to urban sprawl, and the city of Cairo has slowly encroached on the site. Today, one of the most peaceful ways to enjoy this wonder of the ancient world is from a vantage point on the second floor of the Pizza Hut while enjoying a deep dish Meat Lovers. See if you can spot the Sphinx too:
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elainne_dickinson/FlickrNo, that's not a stray cat made of stone.
We can't say for sure what a bunch of ancient kings with serious god complexes would say about their tombs today, but we're guessing they never intended for them to be surrounded by city traffic and random fast food joints. And they probably wouldn't be too stoked to know that until recently, people climbed all over them, played soccer on the plateau they sit on, and made them an "open zoo" full of pack animals and unlicensed vendors foisting their wares on naive tourists. Who knows -- in the future, people might climb these nameless stacks of stones to gaze in wonder at the ancient temples to Colonel Sanders.
The Site Where Julius Caesar Was Killed Is Now Home To A Massive Colony Of Feral Cats
Even if you slept through most of high school, you probably recall that Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by members of the Roman Senate, including his former bestie Brutus. Politicians really didn't mess around back then. Well, the location in which this world-shaking event took place is still notable 2,000 years later ... for being absolutely chock-full of cats.
Wknight94/Wikimedia CommonsOur investigation reveals that there are AT LEAST four cats there, possibly even six.