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- Bet you thought you could go pretty much

anywhere didn't ya?

uh-uh.

So we live in a world that's more accessible than ever.

Advancements in technology and travel

make going anywhere in the world

more accessible for more people than ever before.

However, this ease of access doesn't apply to everywhere.

In fact, there are some places

that no matter how hard you try,

you will never be able to visit.

These places are so entwined in secrecy

that very little is known about their inner workings

and what actually happens there.

So this week, I gathered

the most exclusive and secretive places on Earth

that, despite your best efforts,

you will never be able to enter, sorry.

So here they are,

ten forbidden places you're not allowed to visit.

Number one is White's Gentlemen's club.

Located in London, England

is the most exclusive gentleman's club in London,

and possibly the most exclusive in the world.

The clubs members include only

the richest and most powerful of society's elite,

including Prince William, Prince Charles, Conrad Black,

and even former prime ministers.

Originally built in 1674,

it's an all boys club only accepting men.

It has three stories,

including a basement, and an attic,

and several rooms within.

These rooms are often used to hold private

and secretive events that the public is never privy to.

And members often use these rooms to engage

in other activities, such as high stakes betting.

In order to even get close to the club,

let alone join it's ranks,

you need to know someone that's already a member.

Or you could just master their secret password,

which is probably just "I bathe in money".

Make sure you twist the evil villain mustache or,

you're not getting in.

Number two is area 51.

Located in the state of Nevada,

the infamous Area 51 is, by far,

one of the most well known

and least accessible places on Earth.

According to the CIA,

the official names for the facility

are "Homey Airport" or "Groom Lake".

To this day, the bases primary purpose

is still publicly unknown,

as the government has never disclosed it.

The public has never been allowed inside,

which has led to tons of wild speculation.

Non-conspiracy theorists generally believe that the base

is used to develop and test new aircrafts

and weapon systems.

However, conspiracy theorists generally believe

that that's simply a front,

and that Area 51 is actually a hub

of intergalactic activity, where testing of

and communication with extraterrestrial life is commonplace.

All of this intense secrecy and theorizing

has made it's way into pop-culture

through shows like "The X-Files", and "Roswell",

as well as several movies.

Of course, all of these tin-foil hat freaks need to chill,

because aliens don't exist

and you should simply stop asking questions.

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- Number 3

is the Jiangsu National Security Education Museum.

Located in Nanjing, China is a very special museum

that has some extremely restrictive rules

as to who can enter.

Displayed here is a range of documents and gadgets

dating all the way back from 1927,

that have been deemed too sensitive

for anyone that is not Chinese,

thus foreigners are forbidden from entering.

Those who were born in China

are severely restricted once inside.

No photography is allowed in this museum,

which is said to hold spy gear

such as guns disguised as lipstick,

hallowed out coins that hide documents,

and decks of cards that hide maps.

Unfortunately, very little else is known

about the contents of this building

due to China's policy that the museum

is for Chinese citizens only.

Which is odd, because the Chinese travel, right?

So, somebody knows something.

Somebody spill the beans, we gots to know.

Number four is the Metro-2.

Located in Moscow, Russia

is the Metro-2, an informal name

given to the purported secret underground metro system.

It was supposedly built and code named "D-6"

during the reign of Josef Stalin.

The length of the Metro-2

is rumored to exceed that of the public metro,

have four lines, and lie 200 meters underground.

It's believed to be operated by the Ministry of Defence,

and connects the Kremlin to the Federal Security Service,

as well as several other important branches of government.

Several reports exist

as to the discovery of this transit line

by urban exploration groups.

This has also, reportedly,

been confirmed by documents obtained

by United States military intelligence,

however, it has never 100% been proven to exist.

Of course the "Metro-2" is just one

of the many names they considered,

including the "Rush-In Train", and the "No Stalin".

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

Number five is Room 39.

Located in North Korea,

as oh so many shady things are,

Room 39 is a secretive organization

that maintains the foreign currency slush-fund

for the country's leader.

They hold as much as five billion dollars in funds,

and have been suspected to be involved

in illegal activities such as counterfeiting money,

illicit weapon sales, and drug production.

It's believed to be located

inside the Ruling Worker's Party building

in Pyongyang, not far from Kim Jung Un's villa.

However, it's believed that this organization

is critical to Kim Jung Un's continued power,

enabling him to buy political support

and fund North Korea's nuclear program.

Despite overwhemling concern about Room 39

from the international community,

North Koreans remain unconcerned

because as soon as Kim Jung Un flashes that adorable smile,

everyone just melts.

Or else.

Number six is the Coca Cola Recipe Vault.

The world of Coca Cola interactive exhibit

in Atlanta, Georgia is a destination frequented by tourists.

However, not everything there can be seen by the public.

Within the exhibit is a dedicated vault

that holds a secret held since 1886,

the coveted secret recipe for Coca Cola.

After Doctor John S. Pemberton invented Coca Cola in 1886,

the formula has been kept a close secret.

It was only ever shared with a small group of people

and never written down.

That is, until it was eventually put to paper

and kept at Sun Trust Bank since 1925,

until it was moved to this new location in 2010.

To this day, the full formula is only known

by approximately three people,

unlike Pepsi's formula,

which is probably in the hands

of some warehouse manager somewhere named Craig.

Craig's a good dude.

Number 7 are Google's data centers.

Unlike the rest of the places on this list,

Google's data centers exist all over the world,

and can only be accessed by a select few,

and certainly not the public.

These massive centers are loaded

with hundreds of thousands of servers, colorful cables,

and bicycles, so that engineers can get around quickly.

Each of these locations represents a hub of information

where google processes internet search requests,

stores Youtube clips like this one,

and distributes emails for millions of its users.

They are highly secure locations

that store unbelievable amounts of user information.

The high security is necessarry

as such large amounts of information,

if fallen into the wrong hands,

could have catastrophic consequences for millions of people

in an increasingly digital world.

Yet, aside from hackers,

the real threat to the data center

remains a carelessly thrown magnet

that threatens to wipe away

all of those beautiful cat videos on Youtube

that we've come to love.

Or else.Practice magnet safety my friends.

Number eight is the Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant.

Found in Ethiopia is a chapel that's believed by some,

to be the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant,

that holds the Ten Commandments.

The legendary ark is protected by a single high priest,

who is charged with it's care and preservation.

Interestingly, he's the only one who is allowed

to actually look at the ark

and is the only one who knows how to locate it

within the chapel.

He's never allowed to leave the chapel

and will name a successor on his deathbed.

No one from the public has ever seen the artifact

and no one is allowed to enter the church to view it.

Because of the amount of secrecy around it,

many question the legitimacy

of the ark actually residing at the chapel,

despite all major news sources reporting on it,

including CNN.

But hey, some guy from Ethiopia said it's there

and if some guy says it, it has to be true.

Pfft, obviously.

Number nine is the Javari Reserve.

Located in Brazil is the Javari Reserve,

the largest concentration

of uncontacted tribes in the world.

According to satellite imagery, at least eight tribes exist,

with as many as 14 potentially existing.

The reserve itself, is a swath of Amazon jungle

half the size of Florida.

Both the Brazilian and Peruvian governments

strictly regulate who may visit the reservation

with very few being allowed.

But even if somehow you did manage to visit them,

they would be threatened

by the foreign germs that you carry.

You, know, when I think of this tribe,

I really can't help but think of the bumblebee tuna scene

from "Ace Ventura, Pet Detective".

The difference is,

that you would pose a serious threat them

and they would probably kill you. So, not as funny.

And number ten the Bank of England Vaults.

Located in London, England is the central bank

for the United Kingdom.

The model from which most modern banks have been based upon.

However, beneath the city is the vault,

a massive space greater than that

of the third tallest building in the city, Tower 42.

There are sever security measures

that make sure that the vault is extremely hard to get into,

including keys that open it that are 91 centimeters long.

Making it even more difficult to enter,

is that even if you wanted the keys,

you wouldn't know from whom to take them from,

because the employees of the vault are kept anonymous.

The near impossibility of entering this vault

is a necessity, as a near 156 trillion pounds

worth of gold deposits exists there.

So unless you're psychic or can carry around

a few 91 centimeter keys without being noticed,

you're not getting in there. Sorry.

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