40 Unusual and Weird Places Around The World

1Love Land

In South Korea, there is a sex theme park called Love Land and features 140 sculptures representing humans in various sexual positions.


2. 'The Old Forge' is Britain's most remote bar. It is located in Inverie, which is so isolated in the Scottish Highlands that no roads connect the village to the rest of the country. Thirsty travelers need to hike 17 miles over very rough terrain, or take a 7-mile ferry ride,


3. Atop the Colletto Fava hill in Italy, there is a 180-foot long stuffed pink bunny with its entrails spilling out. Its purpose is to make its audience feel as tiny as Gulliver did in his Travels.


4. In 1994, Green River City council in Wyoming passed a resolution to designate its public use airstrip as the "Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport", for inhabitants of Jupiter who might wish to take sanctuary in Green River in the event their planet is threatened by collisions from comets or meteors.


5. “Gropecunt Lane”, was an official street name given to those streets in medieval England where prostitution took place because it was normal practice for a medieval street name to reflect the street's function or economic activity taking place within it.


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6Badlands Guardian

The Badlands Guardian is a natural geological formation located in Alberta, Canada. When viewed from the air, it resembles a Native American wearing a traditional headdress, facing directly westward.


7. Mill Ends Park is a planter of flowers in a median strip in Portland, Oregon. While only 452 square inches (0.292 meters square), it has been recognized as the 'Smallest Park in the World' by Guinness, and the original caretaker described it as “the only leprechaun colony west of Ireland.”


8. In the early 70's, to curb a dust problem caused by dirt roads in the town of Times Beach, Missouri, the town hired a contractor to spray used motor oil on the roads. The motor oil had been mixed with another chemical called dioxin, leading to one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S history.


9. There is a traditional African voodoo village named The Kingdom of Oyotunji in South Carolina. The village has a king and no electricity or water. Its residents are not allowed to speak English before noon, drink chicken blood and consider themselves to be a separate nation from the US.


10. On the California side of the US-Mexico border, there's a town called Calexico, and on the opposite side, there's a town called Mexicali.


11Carancas

In 2007, a meteorite crashed near the village of Carancas in Peru, close to the Bolivian border. Following the impact, locals in the area grew sick from an unexplained illness. It turned out that the meteorite had evaporated arsenic contaminated groundwater which led to widespread arsenic poisoning.


12. In 1999, a 9.3 miles by 17.4 miles geoglyph with 100 feet wide outlines depicting an indigenous man was discovered from the air by a charter pilot in the remote Australian outback. A plaque of an American flag was found buried 5 feet under the nose of the figure. Its origin remains a mystery with no known witnesses to its creation.


13. The "town" of Monowi, Nebraska has a population of 1. Elsie Eiler, in her capacity as Mayor, grants herself a liquor license and pays taxes to herself.


14. There is an underground city in Australia called Coober Pedy and it is known as the "Opal Capital of the World." It has two churches, a bar, a single entrance and a population of over 1,600 people. People live in underground "dugouts" or homes built into the hills to escape extreme heat of up to 47 degree Celsius (116 degrees Fahrenheit).


15. 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.


16Spite 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.


17. 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.


18. 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.


19. 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.


20. 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.


21Devil'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.


22. 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.


23. 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.


24. 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.


25. West African mountain range named the Mountains of Kong was charted on maps for nearly a hundred years. It was later discovered that the mountains never existed and were made up by the original cartographer.

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