35 Rarest and Strangest Places on Earth You Won’t Believe Are Real

11Magic Roundabout

The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England is the world’s most complex intersection. It has five separate smaller roundabouts supporting clockwise traffic, all situated around one larger central roundabout that runs counterclockwise.

12Spite Houses

Spite Houses are impractical and often uninhabited buildings that people construct for the sole purpose of irritating their neighbors. For Example, in 1882, a house, 5 feet wide, 4 stories high and 104 feet in length was erected on Lexington Ave, New York City to “spite” the neighbor, and block his views.

13Point Roberts

The exclave of Point Roberts, Washington is accessible only by driving through Canada. It is a popular destination for people in the US Witness Relocation Program since it is effectively off-limits to US citizens who can’t get passports.


The town of Blowout, Texas, got its name when lightning struck a cave and ignited thousands of tons of ammonia-rich bat poop inside it.


Every year in the Greek town of Vrontados, two rival church congregations perform a "Rocket War" by firing tens of thousands of home-made rockets across town, with the objective of hitting the bell tower of the church of the other side.

16Mojave phone booth

The Mojave phone booth was a public phone booth that stood for several years in the middle of a desert, miles away from any roads or other structures. It was demolished in 2000 because it became famous on the internet and thousands of people were visiting it, impacting the surrounding environment in the national preserve.

17Devil's Kettle

There is a waterfall called The Devil's Kettle in a state park of Minnesota. The waterfall remains a mystery to scientists because the western half of the water flows into a pothole; however, every attempt to trace the path of this half of the river once the water has gone into the pothole has failed.

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18Phallological Museum

The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland is solely devoted to the collection of penis specimens and penis-related art. It features 280 penises from 93 species of animals, including whales, humans, and (allegedly) trolls.

19Baarle-Hertog & Nassau

Baarle-Hertog and Baarle-Nassau are two municipalities in Belgium and Netherlands that have complicated borders which have resulted in 23 pieces of enclaves and counter-enclaves. The border is made visible on all of the town's streets to make it clear which side one is in.


In 1962, a fire which started in a landfill in Centralia, Pennsylvania ignited an underground vein of hard coal. The bustling town turned into a ghost town due to the massive underground inferno that has been burning since. The fire is expected to burn for at least another 250 years.


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