20 Bizarre Places Around the World – Part 2

1Leaning Tower of Suurhusen

The Leaning Tower of Suurhusen is a late medieval steeple in Suurhusen, a village in the East Frisian region of northwestern Germany. According to the Guinness World Records, it was the most tilted tower in the world, though in 2010 the Capital Gate tower in Abu Dhabi claimed this record. The Suurhusen steeple remains the world's most leaning tower that is unintentionally tilted, beating the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa by 1.22°.


2Jerimoth Hill

Jerimoth Hill is the highest point in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It is located in the town of Foster near Providence. The site is used as an observatory. It is also a popular destination for highpointers, and prior to 2005 was known for being difficult to access due to an angry old man who prohibited entry.


3Fenelon 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.


4Sam 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.


5Nitt 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.


6Mary 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.


7Spiral 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.


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8Clinton 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.


933 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.


10Tower 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.

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