20 Serene Facts About Islands That’ll Calm You Down

1Just Enough Room

There is an island called Just Enough Room in Thousand Islands where there is just enough room for a tree and a house.


2Catalina Island

Catalina Island (a small island of the coast of Los Angeles) has a population of non-native buffalo that were brought over for a silent film. After the movie was over they left the buffalo and after nearly a century the population has grown to more than 150.


3Okinawa Island

Japan's Okinawa Island has more than 400 people living above the age of 100 and is known as the healthiest place on Earth.


4Clipperton Island

In 1917, most of the population of Clipperton Island died. The island was left with one man, 15 women and children. He proceeded to call himself king and began an orgy of rape and murder, before being killed by one of the women. Immediately after his death, the survivors were rescued by the US Navy.


5Rockall

Rockall is an uninhabited granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean at not less than 400 km of distance from any continent, but a man named Nick Hancock lived there and the longest continuous stay by an individual is currently 45 days.


6Eigg

There is an island named Eigg in the Scottish Hebrides that is owned entirely by its people. With a population of 83, the Isle of Eigg has been owned by its community since being bought in 1997, after decades of issues with absentee landlords. The island generates 100% of its electricity using renewable energy.


7Whitehaven Beach

There is a beach named Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday islands of the coast of Australia with sand that is 98% pure silica giving it a stunning white appearance.


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8Bougainville Island

The indigenous people of Bougainville Island successfully carried out the world’s first "eco-revolution" closing down one of the world’s largest mines, driving away private security and in turn the Papua New Guinea and Australian army using home-made weapons and running vehicles on coconut oil.


9Gili Trawangan

There is a small island named Gili Trawangan near Bali that openly sells and embraces magic mushrooms. It seems to be a large part of its local economy.


10University of Greenland

Greenland has a university named the University of Greenland, with 14 staff and 150 students. It is so small because the Government pays for students to have a free university education anywhere in Europe or North America.

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