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@Queen Waddell Botanical Garden is a sprawling landscape flourishing with a wide array of plants. Reflecting the diverse nature of Queens itself, many of the garden's plants are of particular significance to various world cultures. The QBG also includes a delightful Fragrance Walk and a busy Bee Garden. (Free April through October on Wednesdays from 3 to 6pm and Sundays from 4 to 6pm. Free at all times November through March.)

Senegal's Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water.