18 Seriously Weird Places Around the World – Part 2

1Fenelon Place Elevator

The Fenelon Place Elevator is a 3 feet (914 mm) narrow gauge funicular railway located in Dubuque, Iowa. It is also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, and it is claimed to be the shortest and steepest railroad in the world (although several other funiculars also make this claim). It was individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

2Sam Kee Building

The Sam Kee Building, located at 8 West Pender Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is the shallowest commercial building in the world. At just six feet two inches deep, it is said by Guiness and Ripley to be the world’s narrowest freestanding office building.

3Nitt Witt Ridge

Nitt Witt Ridge is a house in California, built out of beer cans, abalone shells, car parts, and other garbage previously tossed out by local residents. It is now a historic landmark.

4Mary Ellis grave

Mary Ellis died in 1828 and was buried in the woods of New Jersey. A parking lot was later built around her & now her grave rests 7 ft above ground. According to folklore, she was seduced by a sea captain who vowed to return to wed her, so she would wait at her now grave spot. He never returned.

5Spiral Island

Spiral Island is the name of a floating artificial island built in Mexico by British artist Richart "Reishee" Sowa. It was destroyed by Hurricane Emily in 2005. It was built from thousands of empty floating plastic bottles.

6Clinton Road (New Jersey)

The infamous Clinton Road in West Milford, New Jersey (a creepy stretch purported to be a haunted site for satanic rituals and where the real-life “Iceman” dumped several bodies) is also the location of the longest traffic light wait time in America, where drivers can wait for up to 5 minutes and 28 seconds.

733 Thomas Street

33 Thomas Street (formerly the AT&T Long Lines Building) is a 550-foot-tall (170 meters) skyscraper in Civic Center, Manhattan, New York City. It stands on the east side of Church Street, between Thomas and Worth Streets. The building is an example of the Brutalist architectural style with its flat concrete slab facade with no windows in it.

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8Tower of Wooden Pallets

The Tower of Wooden Pallets was a structure of discarded wooden pallets built by Daniel Van Meter and designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument. It was known as the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument number 184 and located at 15357 Magnolia Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, California. It is now replaced by an apartment building.


Spreuerhofstraße is one of the world's narrowest streets, found in the city of Reutlingen, Germany. It ranges from 31 centimeters (12.2 inches) at its narrowest to 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) at its widest. The lane was built in 1727 during the reconstruction efforts after the area was destroyed in the massive citywide fire of 1726 and is officially listed in the Land-Registry Office as City Street Number 77.

10Quay House

The Smallest House in Great Britain also known as the Quay House is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales. It is reputed to be Britain's smallest house. The house has a floor area of 3.05 by 1.8 meters (10.0 by 5.9 feet) and is painted red. It stands near the Conwy Castle walls.


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