The Sedlec Ossuary is a church in Prague that is made up of the bones of over 70,000 plague victims in various forms of decor. Only theories surround the method of this madness.
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Chile has a civilian town named Villa Las Estrellas in Antarctica. The town has a maximum population of 150 people in the summer and it has a school, hospital, hostel, post office, internet, TV and mobile phone coverage.
Agloe, New York was an imaginary town that became real. Created on a 1937 map as a copyright trap (a fake location used to fool others copying the map), a visitor decided to open a store. Agloe became a real (if very small) location for 40 years, but the store closed and Agloe is now dead.
A century after Upton Sinclair first wrote about it in THE JUNGLE, “Bubbly Creek” in Chicago still has gases bubbling out of the riverbed from the decomposition of blood and entrails dumped into the river in the early 20th century by the local meatpacking businesses.
In the town of Laguna, Brazil a pod of bottlenose dolphins cooperatively fish with fishermen. The dolphin herd mullet toward the shore and signal the fishermen to cast their nets. They do this every day. Town records say that the dolphins and fishermen have been cooperating since 1847.
An artist named Ayano Tsukimi, living in the small village of Nagoro in Japan has been creating life-sized dolls in place of deceased residents for more than last 10 years. Now the number of life-sized dolls outnumbers the village residents 10-to-1.
“The Villages” is an over-55 community in Florida that has the highest consumption of draft beer and STD rate in the state.
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Camp Bonifas was a United Nations Command military post located 400 meters south of the southern boundary of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. There is a par 3 one-hole "golf course" at the camp which includes an Astroturf green and is surrounded on three sides by minefields and machine guns.
The town of Santo Tomas in Peru is home to a pretty weird annual ritual named Takanakuy. Every year on 25th of December, men, women and even children fistfight each other to settle old disputes to begin the New Year with a clean slate.
Bir Tawil, a 2,060 square km swath of land between Egypt and Sudan is the last habitable land on earth that is not taken or claimed by any government. In 2014 a man from Virginia planted a flag there and claimed it for himself so that his 7-year old daughter could fulfill her dream of being a princess.