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Most Dangerous Tourist Attractions

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 14th 2010 01:46 PM

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It's a wild world out there -- one that can be as dangerous as it is breathtaking. Taking in some natural wonders are as safe as your own backyard (touring the California Redwoods, for example), while others, such as the incredibly scenic helicopter tours offered on Kauai, can prove to be deadly. That doesn't stop hundreds of people from boarding whirly birds to ogle some of the world's most awe-inspiring scenery, however, or driving or biking along a Bolivian highway that's so perilous it is literally known as "Death Road."
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Top Shark Attack Beaches

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Sep 9th 2009 03:44 PM


When you see a body of water, do you instantly imagine razor-toothed monsters lurking below the surface? Sharks are nearly flawless stalking and killing machines, making them one of the planet's most evolved predators. Fortunately for us, we aren't at the top of the menu when it comes to the diet of a shark. On your average day at the beach, you have a much better chance of being struck by a bolt of lightning than being stalked by a big, slippery shark.
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