Paris, Victor Noir. Died in Paris 1870, a french journalist, his tomb became a fertility symbol. The grave has a very noticeable bulge in Noir's trousers. Myth says that placing a flower in the up turned hat, after kissing the statues lips or rubbing its genital area, will enhance fertility,bring a blissful sex life or a husband within the year.
Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.